Beating Louisville & Cuse back to back is no joke. Nova has some nice scorers & solid big men. They are building a nice little resume for the tourney. They have another ranked team in ND Wednesday, interested to see how they play in that one.
I'm glad their getting attention again, I miss the Scottie Reynolds days where Villanova was one of the best teams in the nation.
Yea they def had some nice teams. Dante Cunningham, Kyle Lowry, Randy Foye, Allan Ray, Scottie Reynolds, Corey Fisher, Corey Stokes.
They have had some nice players there recently, & Jay Wright is a very good coach.
I like the kid Ryan Arcidiacano
Yes I really believe that Ryan Arc is going to develop into a Jimmer Freddette type of player at Nova because this guy got unlimited range and is not afraid to let it fly.
He's having a very good freshman season for a guard in the Big East, I'm especially surprised that he won the starting job and even forced Tyrone Johnson to transfer who was a very nice player and will eventually become a very good college guard himself.
Hillard and Bell have been playing pretty well too. I thought Nova was done for this season but those two big wins shocked me. They have 2 great wins but some bad loses to Bama, Columbia, Lasalle and Providence. With the Big East not being as great as it has been top to bottom in years past they still have work to do. If they win 7 of their last 11 Big East games they will be 20-11 with wins over two top 5 teams. As long as they win a Big East Tourney game and have 20 wins I would put them in the field of 68 come March.
Nova is 4-3 on the road this year and 9-3 at home. Their most impressive road win is either Vanderbilt who is one game under .500 or USF who is one game over .500. They need to add an impressive road win if they want a chance at the tournament in my opinion.
And anyone who thinks they will be ranked after this week just because they beat Syracuse and Louisville, who is now on a 3 game skid, has to be out of their mind. They have seven, I repeat, seven losses. The teams with the most losses in the top 25 this week are Ohio State and Missouri both with four. But OSU lost to the likes of Duke, Kansas, Illinois, and MSU, while Missouri lost to Louisville, UCLA, Ole Miss, and Florida. Those are respectable losses compared to Alabama, Columbia, La Salle, Temple, Syracuse, Pitt, and Providence.
Nova needs to win at Notre Dame and at Cincinnati to at least make up for their losses, and beating Marquette at home would help as well. Right now I see the Big East in two tiers. Syracuse, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, and Georgetown are in the top tier. Villanova, St. John's, Rutgers, UCONN, Seton Hall, Providence, DePaul, and USF are the second tier. Villanova is probably the 8th best team, which means they would be looking at either a high double digit seed or the NIT right now.
Woah Kemo Sabe just calm down there, first off please refresh my memory where somebody on this thread said they should be ranked...?
I've been a 'Nova fan since Kerry Kittles and Alvin Williams and lemme tell you most 'Nova fans realize this is a young team still finding their identity but they are finally showing their potential and Jay Wright is a great coach. That's all this is.
No one thinks their going to be ranked next week, are you salty because your team lost? Nova has been giant killers lately
I live right near Nova and since I'm the only Cuse fan around here and I'm surrounded by 100000 Nova fans all I'm hearing all day is how Nova is the greatest thing since sliced bread. We split the series, but just because Nova won back to back ranked games, it makes them a top 25 team according to the people around here at least. I guarantee this wouldn't be blown out of proportion like it is if Nova won the first game and Syracuse won today.
The people on these boards are usually more knowledgeable about basketball than the Nova fans around here. Sorry I didn't specify what I was talking about in my first post.