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Quick Takes: Tough week for ‘Nova

Dave2015Tough week for Villanova.

It started with the Wildcats being run off their home floor by Michigan and concluded Saturday night with a home loss to Furman.  Which begs the question: What’s wrong with ‘Nova?

The quick answer is easy: Jalen Brunson, Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo, and Omari Spellman are no longer in uniform. Those guys left some big holes in the lineup.  It’s tough to replace their tenacity and leadership.  As coach Jay Wright noted in Street & Smith’s College Basketball Preview, understanding how to play “Villanova basketball” was going to be an inherit challenge – especially out of the gate.  “Early in the season, it might not look so pretty,” Wright mentioned.

To this point, it hasn’t.  But let’s also remember that we’re two weeks into a long college basketball season. 

More Quick Takes:

  • Let’s give some kudos to Furman.  In addition to Saturday’s win at Villanova, the Paladins own a road victory at Loyola-Chicago.  A team to keep an eye on in the Southern Conference, for sure.
  • Our preseason pick to win the Atlantic 10, Saint Louis squeezed out a road win at Seton Hall on Saturday to improve to 4-0.  Their December slate figures to be a little tougher, so stay tuned.  The Pirates were coming off a lopsided loss at Nebraska.
  • New Mexico State won its rivalry matchup at New Mexico. A.J. Harris had 31 for the Aggies.
  • Memphis held off Yale in two overtimes.  The teams combined to score 211 points.
  • Early struggled continued in the Missouri Valley as Bradley fell at UIC.  It’s been a shaky start for some of the projected conference leaders.
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