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Villanova News

25 contenders for the Karl Malone Award as the nation's best power forward |
These are 25 Karl Malone Award candidates for the 2020-2021 men's college basketball season, ranked by's Andy Katz.

KenPom college basketball rankings dropped at midnight on Election Night | Sporting News
College basketball analytics website released its opening rankings for the 2020-21 season at midnight on Election Night. The rankings have Baylor on top and also include Duke, Kansas, Gonzaga and Villanova in the top five.

Steve Lappas on Villanova's 1985 title, Rollie Massimino, game-planning for Allen Iverson
Steve Lappas joined Wednesday’s episode of The Iso podcast with Dan Dickau to talk game-planning for Allen Iverson at Georgetown, Villanova’s 1985 national title, advice to young aspiring college coaches and more.

President’s Report 2019-2020 | Villanova University
It was an exceptional and unprecedented year for Villanova. The spring, usually a time of fast-paced activity, instead became a time of isolation, uncertainty and unsettling calm on campus.These months of upheaval and anxiety have created challenges but also have provided many opportunities to reflect on and appreciate how special the Villanova community is.

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Duke basketball coaching staff could be losing lead for five-star priority | Ball Durham
The Duke basketball coaching staff could be losing its current lead for Class of 2021 five-star priority recruit Trevor Keels.

15 Must-See Non-Conference College Basketball Games For The 2020-21 Season | Forbes
FOX Sports will televise the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off opener on Nov. 26 at 12:30 p.m. CT, featuring a top-10 tilt between Kansas, last year’s No. 1 team in the final Associated Press poll, and Gonzaga, which was No. 2 in the final AP last year.

Saddiq Bey Updates

2020 NBA Draft: Saddiq Bey Scouting Report | Orlando Pinstriped Post
Aaron breaks down Bey’s game and makes a case for the Magic drafting the sharpshooting forward

2020 NBA draft: Examining potential landing spots for Saddiq Bey | RSN
Which NBA team will snag Villanova’s Saddiq Bey? Sean Kane examines some potential landing spots for the versatile wing.

2020 NBA Draft: Why Saddiq Bey could be the Trail Blazers diamond in the rough | RSN
The Trail Blazers hold the 16th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. While Portland has plenty of options to sift through, Saddiq Bey is one intriguing prospect the Blazers could call upon when they are on the clock in two weeks.

College News

The NCAA is making a mistake by starting Division I hoops this month | Mike Jensen
"There’s no doubt the bubble is the answer,'' Jay Wright said recently.

College basketball dictionary: 51 terms defined |
This is an All-American to X-factor guide to common and not-so-common words and phrases found in the game of college basketball.

Big East boasts all 11 teams in the Top 100 of the first KenPom rankings of the season | Big East Coast Bias
Villanova leads the class, and no team sits lower than 86th.

25 men's college basketball teams with the highest attendance in 2019-20 |
These men's basketball programs drew the largest average attendance numbers during the 2019-20 season.

College basketball 1-357 rankings |
Matt Norlander's annual ranking of every Division I team in the nation, in order, from No. 1 to No. 357

Marquette Announces No Spectators At Basketball Games | Anonymous Eagle
That goes for the men at Fiserv Forum and the women at the McGuire Center.

Big East basketball contemplating bubble; NFL COVID-19 policy | Sports Illustrated
In this weekend's Hot Clicks: The Big East is discussing playing its season in a bubble, plus a possible need for reforming the NFL's COVID-19 policy and more.

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