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Villanova Basketball goes for 20th straight win over DePaul tonight

It’s been thirteen years of domination for the ‘Cats.

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Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! Eat your Wheaties and brew an extra cup of coffee, it’s going to be a late night for Nova fans as the Wildcats are scheduled for a 9:00 PM ET tip-off at DePaul tonight. Tonight the ‘Cats go for their 20th straight win over DePaul, which is no small feat. Villanova may have dominated the win column, but DePaul has been making these much more competitive games lately.

Last year, Nova held on late and only one by five at home. This season the Wildcats lost a big lead late and had to squeak out a four point win in overtime. Now Villanova travels to Chicago, and DePaul literally has nothing left to lose as they try to play spoiler in preparation for the Big East Tournament.

That brings us to today’s GameDay poll: What will be the outcome of tonight’s game?


What will be the outcome of tonights game vs DePaul?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Nova wins by double digits
    (164 votes)
  • 45%
    Game is close but Nova pulls away late to win by 5+
    (240 votes)
  • 15%
    Wildcats pull out a comeback win by just a possession or two
    (84 votes)
  • 0%
    Villanova squeaks out a second OT win on the season
    (5 votes)
  • 6%
    DePaul wins, ending the streak
    (37 votes)
530 votes total Vote Now

In other “news”, the Big East is positioned for a number of good seeds in the NCAA Tournament, Nova Lacrosse pulls a big upset over Maryland, and Kyle Lowry had a great All-Star weekend. Enjoy!

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