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Villanova Preview, 2020-21 | Cracked Sidewalks
Star forward Saddiq Bey is gone for the NBA Draft, but everyone else from that team is back, including four double-digit scorers in Gillespie, Moore, Samuels, and Robinson-Earl. They are heavy favorites not only to win the league but to compete for the National Title as they register in the top-5 of the AP Poll, kenpom rankings, and just about every major publication.

Tristan Clark Medically Retires Our Daily Bears
Clark’s knee injury ends a great run with Baylor

Athletics Records Highest NCAA Graduation Success Rate in Program History |
In the latest set of Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data released by the NCAA on November 17, Villanova recorded its highest mark ever with a 97 percent

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall resigns after misconduct probe | NBC Sports
Wichita State head basketball coach Gregg Marshall resigned following an investigation into allegations of verbal and physical abuse.

Top Returning Players to Watch in Men's College Basketball for 2020-21 Season | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
After Tuesday's list of the top freshmen to watch in this men's college basketball season, it's time to turn our focus to some more familiar faces: top returnees...

Odds for the 15 teams with a realistic shot at winning the Big Dance |
The front-runners, contenders, dark horses and long shots who could with the title this season

15 of the best March Madness assists since 2015 |
Here are 15 of the best March Madness assists from the last five seasons. Two Jalen Brunson dimes make the list.

Top 20 guards in college basketball | The Athletic
($ub Req'd) When sharing this list with a college basketball coach this week to get his assessment on his league’s guards, he tacked on a P.S. to that scouting report: “So many good guards in college basketball.”

Dick Vitale's 2020-21 college basketball players to watch -- and more | ESPN
Dick Vitale identifies some of his favorite players in college basketball, from his top diaper dandy to his No. 1 dipsy-doo dunkeroo.

No. 3 Villanova back again as team to beat in Big East |
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DePaul pauses all men's basketball activities due to positive Covid-19 test results - The DePaulia
DePaul men’s basketball has announced that they will pause all team activities following positive Covid-19 test results among its tier one group. Tier one is the highest exposure tier and includes student-athletes, athletic trainers, physical therapists, medical staff, equipment staff and officials. As a result, the Blue Demons’ first three games of the 2020-21 season...

Jay Wright on Saddiq: ‘He’s really good now and he’s ready’ | Detroit Pistons
Coming off of the 2018 NCAA national championship, Villanova put together a highly regarded four-man recruiting class. Saddiq Bey was the lowest rated of the bunch. He’s the first to get to the NBA. And his coach, Jay Wright, thinks Bey is going to keep growing and exceeding expectations thanks to his makeup – exactly the profile that new Pistons general manager said he sought

Ranking the top teams of all time |
You know who the top schools are, but can you guess them in the right order? Come look at the top shelf of college hoops

Maddy Siegrist was no freshman fluke. The Wildcats expect even better. | Inquirer
Siegrist was the Big East rookie of the year. Her new coach, Denise Dillon, expects her to take her game to the next level.

The Eric Dixon Project is about to debut at Villanova | Inquirer
Dixon had been a star at Abington High and on the AAU circuit, and impressive at youth USA Basketball trials. Still, Villanova’s coaches wanted a different Dixon.

College hoops braces for rocky COVID-19 start, NCAA wants to play | NY Post
Jay Wright’s biggest concern isn’t how to juggle minutes. It’s not who to start. It’s not that day’s practice package, recruiting targets or injury...