Thursday, March 5, 2009

Regular Season Finale: Providence Game Preview

The final game of the season for the 'Cats is tonight against the Providence Friars at 7 PM tonight at The Pavillion. Providence has witnessed a resurgence this year either due to the veteran club they returned or through the intimidation of officials by Jeff Xavier's brother.

Even though the 'Cats handled Providence in a close game earlier in the season at the Dunkin Donuts Center, The Friars have proven that they're a dangerous team in desperation mode fighting for a tournament bid. With some Villanova players possibly thinking ahead, this could very well be a trap game. Providence is not worried about seeding like we are at this point, they're worried about simply making the tournament and not having to settle for the NIT. Playing in the NIT is like a bad rash that doesn't go away and simply winning one game in the NCAA tournament beats winning the NIT by a mile.

Anyways here's a few articles I found interesting while browsing today.


  1. I thought Shane's role was to smile all the time when he fucks up and to piss me off constantly

  2. Also, last year Fact, you said that you would rather see Nova make a deep run in the NIT than make the NCAA and possibly lose in the first round

  3. Providence looks destined for the NIT bid now and I don't buy the argument that this loss isn't as bad as it seems due to Nova's rank and the home-court winning streak. If it's a must win game in your conference, it is a bad loss. Some are worse than others but they are all bad. Not to say many losses are good, but Providence will need to do work in the BET to still entertain the idea of dancing in my opinion. Good win for the cats. The past two games they have proved that they won't let their foot off the gas down the stretch of a game to secure the victory.