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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: Hinkle House of Horrors, Creighton Rematch, and it's March!

    State of the Nova Nation: Hinkle House of Horrors, Creighton Rematch, and it's March!

    The Villanova Wildcats took a tough loss to the Butler Bulldogs on Sunday, falling victim to Hinkle Magic once again. It's the fourth time the 'Cats have fallen at Hinkle Fieldhouse in five years. Villanova went cold from long range, and struggled to contain a Butler team that was missing a couple of key players. Now, it'll look to regroup against Creighton and avenge an earlier loss on Senior Night. We take a look back at the weekend and a look ahead to Wednesday night, plus go through the mailbag! On the bright side, March is finally here!
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    • 56 min
    State of the Nova Nation: Shutting down the Red Storm, Hinkle Trap (?), and more!

    State of the Nova Nation: Shutting down the Red Storm, Hinkle Trap (?), and more!

    The Villanova Wildcats enjoyed a dominant wire-to-wire win over the St. John's Red Storm. The 'Cats got a bit of revenge, making up for an earlier loss. They set the tone from opening tip and excelled on both ends of the court, and got complete contributions with deeper bench guys like Bryan Antoine and Trey Patterson making an appearance. Collin Gillespie bounced back, and it was an overall great game for the 'Cats. Now, they'll turn their attention to the Butler Bulldogs, who are down a couple players but coming off of a big win at home.
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    • 47 min
    State of the Nova Nation: Defense, defense, defense, and a Red Storm is Brewing

    State of the Nova Nation: Defense, defense, defense, and a Red Storm is Brewing

    After a defensive nightmare against Creighton, the Villanova Wildcats regrouped during their week off between games and put together their best defensive performance of the season in their win against the UConn Huskies. The shots didn't fall, but the Wildcats were able to buckle down defensively, especially in the second half, where they put the clamps on James Bouknight. Now that they're back on track with a win, they'll try to continue that winning momentum and avenge an earlier loss to the St. John's Red Storm. Will things go differently for the 'Cats on Tuesday night?
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    • 55 min
    State of the Nova Nation: Countdown to UConn, 'Nova not opting out of Big East Tournament, and More!

    State of the Nova Nation: Countdown to UConn, 'Nova not opting out of Big East Tournament, and More!

    The Villanova Wildcats are preparing for their first showdown with the UConn Huskies, since they first rejoined the conference. UConn's top player James Bouknight got cleared in time for Saturday's game and looked just fine in his first game back from an injury, scoring 18 points off the bench in a win over Providence. How will his return boost the Huskies? Also, according to a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article, the Wildcats don't plan on opting out of the Big East Tournament. We react to that and give a couple shoutouts to Saddiq Bey, Donte DiVincenzo, and the women's basketball team!
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    • 28 min
    A State of the State of the Nova Nation after Saturday's loss to Creighton

    A State of the State of the Nova Nation after Saturday's loss to Creighton

    The Villanova Wildcats dominated the Marquette Golden Eagles, but stumbled and fell to the Creighton Bluejays over the weekend. After looking like a well-oiled machine against Marquette, what went wrong against Creighton? Is this another example of a temporary February slump, or is there deeper cause for concern? With a couple of days to digest the loss and some time off before the next game against UConn on Saturday, we try to diagnose the Wildcats. It might nowhere near the time to hit the panic button, but there are a couple of worries. Also, the 'Cats fell to No. 10 in the rankings, and we dive into a crowded mailbag to top off the episode.
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    • 59 min
    State of the Nova Nation: BIG GAME JERMAINE, Marquette and Creighton Preview

    State of the Nova Nation: BIG GAME JERMAINE, Marquette and Creighton Preview

    Jermaine Samuels went off against the Georgetown Hoyas, posting a career-high 32 points in the Villanova Wildcats' win on Sunday. The Wildcats got back on track with the win over the Hoyas and now they will turn their attention to the Marquette Golden Eagles and Creighton Bluejays.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

MurphBosNova ,

Pick a contender

How did neither of you pick JVP as your go-to tough guy to lead the Cats in a bench clearing brawl?!

DC_VU ,

Thank you

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into creating this podcast and delivering the contact for nova nation. You guys have so much energy and I enjoy your commentary.

ezatnova ,

Entertaining and well done

Chris and Eugene have done a fantastic job with this podcast for several years now. Of all Nova basketball podcasts, theirs stands out as the most entertaining and informative. Great job guys, keep it up!

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