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The official home for audio programming from VU Hoops, SB Nation's community for fans of the Villanova University basketball program.

    State of the Nova Nation: Conquering Cintas, Defensive Improvement and Mailbag Questions

    State of the Nova Nation: Conquering Cintas, Defensive Improvement and Mailbag Questions

    Emma and Pat discuss Villanova's exhilarating 64-60 win against Xavier at the Cintas Center on Wednesday night. The duo break down Dixon's incredible all-around performance, Moore's clutch factor, 'Nova's elite defensive intensity and question where Xavier stands in the Big East after this loss. Then, they preview Villanova's match-up against Butler on Sunday, preview more Big East action this weekend and finish up with listener questions. Be sure to subscribe to the show, leave a rating and follow us on Twitter @SoNNpod.
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    • 54 min
    State of the Nova Nation: Wildcats Hitting their Stride, Xavier Rematch and More!

    State of the Nova Nation: Wildcats Hitting their Stride, Xavier Rematch and More!

    Emma and Pat break down the tale of two halves from Villanova's 79-64 win over DePaul on Saturday. They dissect Javon Freeman-Liberty's big day, Collin Gillespie's offensive leadership and 'Nova's defensive improvement in the second half. Then, Emma and Pat preview the Cats' extremely important match-up against Xavier on Wednesday night. In a game that will be circled on the schedule, Jermaine Samuels and Brandon Slater must show up on offense and the defense has to continue to make strides. Be sure to subscribe to the show, leave a rating and follow us on Twitter @ SoNNpod.
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    • 46 min
    State of the Nova Nation: Sweet Revenge, 500 Wins and Your Questions

    State of the Nova Nation: Sweet Revenge, 500 Wins and Your Questions

    Emma and Pat are back to recap Villanova's stifling 75-41 win over Creighton at the Finneran Pavilion. The duo dissect 'Nova's excellent defensive performance, Samuels' and Moore's offensive outpouring and Longino and Antoine's added roles from the bench. Then, they preview the biggest keys for Villanova's match-up against DePaul on Saturday before answering a full mailbag of listener questions. Be sure to subscribe to the show, leave a rating and follow us on Twitter @SoNNPod.
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    • 51 min
    State of the Nova Nation: Villanova slips past Seton Hall and Creighton Awaits

    State of the Nova Nation: Villanova slips past Seton Hall and Creighton Awaits

    In the first episode of 2022, Emma flies solo to break down Villanova's 73-67 win over Seton Hall. She discusses Justin Moore's killer mentality, Collin Gillespie's strong shooting night and the lack of big men for the Hall. Then, Emma previews the revenge game on Wednesday night against Creighton. She gives three keys for 'Nova to reverse the tides from the first match-up: move the ball better on offense, limit Ryan Hawkins and Ryan Nembhard and get off to a hot start. Be sure to subscribe to the show, leave a rating and follow us on Twitter @SoNNPod.
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    • 41 min
    State of the Nova Nation: What's Going Wrong, Xavier up Next and Mailbag Questions!

    State of the Nova Nation: What's Going Wrong, Xavier up Next and Mailbag Questions!

    Emma and Pat break down the biggest takeaways from Villanova's shocking loss to Creighton on Friday night. The duo discuss Collin Gillespie's and Jermaine Samuels' offensive struggles, 'Nova's inability to penetrate the paint and the team's rebounding disadvantage against Creighton. Then, they preview Villanova's upcoming home match-up against 18 Xavier. The duo talk about the importance of home court advantage before previewing the offensive weapons on Xavier's roster. Lastly, Emma and Pat talk about 'Nova's game against Temple next week and answer questions from the mailbag. Be sure to subscribe to the show, leave a rating and follow us on Twitter @SoNNpod.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    State of the Nova Nation: Omaha Bound, What to Watch and Your Questions!

    State of the Nova Nation: Omaha Bound, What to Watch and Your Questions!

    Emma and Pat do an extensive preview of the first game on the Big East slate, the Creighton Bluejays. The 'Cats travel to Omaha, Nebraska on Friday night to visit the new-look Greg McDermott team. The duo breakdown the offensive prowess of transfer Ryan Hawkins, the size and interior presence that Ryan Kalkbrenner brings to the paint and the team chemistry that the young squad continues to search for. Then, Emma and Pat incorporate a new segment, "What to Watch", where they discuss Villanova and Big East themes to follow throughout the season. What version of Jermaine Samuels will we see? Which dark horse Big East team should we watch out for? To close, the duo answer some hilarious listener questions! Be sure to subscribe to the show, leave a rating and follow us on Twitter @SoNNpod.
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

John and Cici ,

A must listen for Nova fans

Emma and Pat will be there with you for both the highs and lows. And in both cases, will give you their insight on the good and the bad for Wildcat basketball. Emma has the handle on the strats, looks, and personnel and Pat has great and interesting numbers analysis that you won’t hear anywhere else. Both know basketball inside and out and share their wisdom twice each week.

cftowner ,

Fantastic pod

A must listen for Villanova basketball fans!! Emma & Pat’s discussions of the team and the Big East are comprehensive, insightful and funny. They have great chemistry as hosts too. easily my favorite college basketball podcast

Judy in Mass ,

Loving the podcast!

I love the excitement and knowledge Pat and Emma bring to this podcast. The two recent Nova graduates are able to be objective while being passionate about VU basketball.

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