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Congrats to Josh and Shannon!

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After some unfortunate Villanova Wildcats news on Sunday, here’s some good news to start off your week.

In case you missed it...

Congratulations to Josh Hart and Shannon Phillips!

Now, the “news”:

Ranking the Most Dominant College Basketball Programs Since 2000 | Bleacher Report
Before we venture into the third decade of the 21st century, we wanted to take some time to rank the most dominant men's college basketball programs since 2000. Based on a combination of wins, Top 10 finishes on KenPom...

Gonzaga, Baylor top men's college basketball power rankings – The Athletic
Not only is the Zags' case for No. 1 sure, freshman point guard Jalen Suggs is a surging candidate for national player of the year.

A Breakdown of NCAA Division I Schools Represented on NBA Rosters (2020-21) - Sports Illustrated North Carolina Tarheels News, Analysis and More
As of opening day for the 2020-21 NBA season, 124 Division I schools are represented amongst the 30 rosters. Let’s look at the breakdown of which schools are represented, how many players they have, and an exhaustive list of who those players are.

This season proves college basketball, as usual, is college football's chaotic cousin | NCAA.com
College football has excitement, color, and is often played on an epic scale. What it doesn’t have is variety at the top. In that category, the NCAA Tournament wins by a couple of touchdowns. Or by 20 points, whichever sport you prefer. This being year 7 for the CFP — the sport’s Final Four — let’s put it next to the past seven editions of the basketball Final Four for a little comparison.

What 9 March Madness contenders might put on their wish lists this season | NCAA.com
Here are the "gifts" that nine talented men's basketball teams can put on a holiday wish list to get them in even better position to win an NCAA championship in March.

10 college basketball wishes for 2021 | NCAA.com
A Gonzaga vs. Baylor do-over and a wide-open race for the Big Ten title are two of Andy Katz's wishes for the men's college basketball season in the new year.

Jay Wright’s positive COVID-19 test throws yet another wrench into the Big East’s schedule - CTInsider.com
Big East commissioner Val Ackerman, happy UConn is back in league, talks about league’s plans for getting through 2020-21 season.

In his first regular-season game in over 10 months, Brunson was rock-solid - The Official Home of the Dallas Mavericks
When Brunson was finally able to play his first regular-season game against the Phoenix Suns since a devastating injury against the Hawks, he was happy as a lark.

A crowded frontcourt, but rookie Saddiq Bey ready to pounce if Pistons opportunity arises | Detroit Pistons
The two players who lead the Pistons in minutes played by a wide margin – reflecting their standing on the salary cap sheet, too – are Blake Griffin and Jerami Grant. Behind them are young forwards who put together arguably the team’s two best preseason performances, Sekou Doumbouya and Josh Jackson. So Saddiq Bey has a few hurdles to clear before staking a claim to the same.

Casey opts to ease in Pistons rookies with bite-sized minutes | Detroit News
Pistons coach Dwane Casey is easing the rookies into the NBA.

Milwaukee Bucks: Displaying confidence in Donte DiVincenzo | Behind the Buck Pass
The Milwaukee Bucks have been impressed with Donte DiVincenzo's efforts two games into the season, and they hope he can sustain this high-level play.

Chris Mullin pinpoints how to slow down Villanova | Yahoo
St. John's head coach Chris Mullin joins SportsNite ahead of the Red Storm's game against Villanova and alludes to how to slow them down.