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A big win over Seton Hall gives Nova a chance to share the Big East Title.

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Happy Thursday Nova Nation! It was a big road win last night for the Villanova Wildcats as they took down the top team in the conference, #8 Seton Hall. The win sets up what should be an exciting day of Big East Championship basketball that could end with one, two, or even three teams sharing the title.

Seton Hall still leads the Big East by a single game, but now they head into the final day of the regular season with Villanova and Creighton each in position to crash the party. Villanova is the team in this trio that will need some help, and they’re first up with a noon game on Saturday at Georgetown. The Wildcats are three point favorites per KenPom.com, and would need to beat the rival Hoyas in order to keep their hopes at a Championship alive. Then they would need Creighton to come through and beat Seaton Hall at home. If that all happened, then all three teams would share the Big East Regular Season Championship. It would be the eighth time in Big East history that three or more teams shared the title, and the first time since Georgetown, Louisville, and Marquette did it in 2013.

As for Big East Tournament seeding, a win over Georgetown would lock Villanova into the #2 seed, regardless of how the Creighton vs Seton Hall game played out. A loss at Georgetown would mean a #3 or #4 seed for the Wildcats depending on if Providence wins and then how the rest of the tiebreakers played out. Bottom line the Wildcats are in great position for both a run in the Big East Tournament and a possible Top 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

In other “news”, all the coverage of Villanova’s big win over Seton Hall, Saddiq Bey is named a finalist for the Julius Erving Aaward, and Gedaka and Siegrist both make the All-Big East First Team. Enjoy!

Villanova Men’s Basketball

Villanova's Saddiq Bey finalist for Julius Erving Award | timesherald.com
Saddiq Bey has a chance to join Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges in an exclusive club. The 6-8 sophomore forward from Villanova was named Wednesday as one of five finalists

Saddiq Bey Named Finalists for 2020 Julius Erving Award | Villanova University Athletics
Springfield, Mass. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the five finalists for the 2020 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. Named

Villanova defeats Seton Hall

Seton Hall basketball: Rally falls short vs. Villanova | APP
5 takeaways from a memorable night at the Rock.

College Basketball: No. 14 Villanova holds on for win over No. 8 Seton Hall | The Register-Guard
NEWARK, N.J. — Villanova kept its chances alive for a piece of a sixth Big East Conference regular-season title in seven years by putting No. 8 Seton Hall's title hopes on hold. Saddiq Bey scored 20 points and the No. 14 Wildcats overcame some late free-throw shooting woes to prevent the Pirates from clinching the league title with a 79-77 victory on Wednesday night. “It was a great college basketball game," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “I think they’re one of

Saddiq Bey Leads Balanced No. 14 Villanova to Upset Win vs. No. 8 Seton Hall | Bleacher Report
No. 14 Villanova kept its hopes at a Big East title alive after a 79-77 road upset over No. 8 Seton Hall. The Pirates (21-8, 13-4) had a chance to clinch their first outright regular-season ...

Seton Hall fails to clinch Big East as Villanova gets revenge | New York Post
No. 14 Villanova reminded everyone how tough it still can be, building a big lead and holding off several Seton Hall rallies to ruin the Pirates' Big East-clinching party with a 79-77 victory in front of a Prudential Center-record crowd of 16,863.

After beating Seton Hall, Villanova’s Jay Wright says Pirates can win NCAA Tournament | nj.com
Rival coach has been talking up SHU all season.

No. 14 Villanova wins nail-biter over No. 8 Seton Hall | gwinnettdailypost.com
Saddiq Bey scored 20 points, Justin Moore and Jermaine Samuels added 19 apiece, and No. 14 Villanova defeated No. 8 Seton Hall 79-77 on Wednesday in Newark, N.J., preventing the

Wildcats Upend No. 8 Seton Hall 79-77 | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova knocked off Seton Hall Wednesday night at the Prudential Center.

Villanova Women’s Basketball

Parker Executive Search Seeks Women’s Basketball Coach for Villanova University | Hunt Scanlon Media
Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been enlisted by Villanova University to assist in its search for a new women’s head basketball coach.

Villanova's Siegrist, Lourdes product, named top Big East freshman | Poughkeepsie Journal
The former standout at Our Lady of Lourdes dazzled in her first season at Villanova, earning the honor.

Mary Gedaka and Maddy Siegrist Named First Team All-BIG EAST | Villanova University Athletics
NEW YORK – The BIG EAST Conference today announced the 2019-20 women's basketball All-Conference and major award winners. Senior forward Mary Gedaka (Mullica Hill,

Villanova Athletics

Swimming and Diving Names 22 Athletes to All-BIG EAST Team | Villanova University Athletics
NEW YORK – Eighty-four swimming & diving student-athletes were named to the All-BIG EAST team on Wednesday after their performances at the BIG EAST Swimming and

Latrenta named BIG EAST Player of the Week, Graceffo to Honor Roll | Villanova University Athletics
NEW YORK – Two Wildcats received BIG EAST Weekly Honors for their play during a 2-1 weekend at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. Lucas Latrenta was named

Wildcats Dominated by Hawks 16-9 | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova (2-4) dropped its third home game in a row on Wednesday afternoon, falling to local rival St. Joseph's (4-2) 16-9.

Campbell Named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week | Villanova University Athletics
New York, N.Y.- Sophomore Matt Campbell was named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Week as announced by the conference office this morning. Last weekend the Wildcats

Bracketology

Bracketology: Unexpected losses by Kentucky, Maryland lead to shuffling of March Madness bracket | CBSSports.com
The Wildcats and Terps were among four ranked teams that fell at home on Tuesday night

College Basketball

UMKC won't play in Seattle for fear of coronavirus | ESPN
UMKC has joined Chicago State in announcing it will not play its basketball game in Seattle due to fear of the coronavirus.

March Madness is wide open after an unpredictable season | Sports Illustrated
Dayton and San Diego State are two headliners of a college basketball season that's been flipped on its head.

Court Report: How Michigan State's Tom Izzo changed how he coaches Cassius Winston after a family tragedy | CBSSports.com
'If we can continue to win here, it will be the best accomplishment of my career,' Izzo said