Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Villanova-Notre Dame Preview

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Tonight at 7, Villanova will take on Notre Dame in a nationally televised game (ESPN) at the Wachovia Center.  While The Irish are not as strong this year as they have been in years past, they still possess one of the most dominant forces in the nation in Senior Luke Harangody.  With Villanova's shaky frontcourt, Harangody could be a nightmare matchup, but I think that the superior athleticism The 'Cats possess in the frontcourt is advantageous against Harangody. 

Here's My Breakdown:

Villanova Wins If: They are able to slow Harangody without gifting other players open shots.  They must also refuse to allow ND back in the game if they jump ahead. 
Villanova Loses If: They let Harangody run wild, then overcompensate and allow uncontested perimeter shots.
Big East Update: The Orange of Syracuse are currently the Darlings of the nation after beating Georgetown on Monday.  Hopefully the fact that The 'Cats are still undefeated in Big East play yet they still aren't even considered the best team in their conference will give them so motivation to kick ass this week and earn some number one votes. 
National Update: Kentucky finally got what was coming and lost to South Carolina last night.  It always feels fantastic when a team coached by that crook loses a game. 
Scottie Watch: After scoring 19 points against St. John's, Scottie Reynolds has 1976 points for his career.

Scottie Needs:
  • 24 points to reach 2,000
  • 268 points to pass Kerry Kittles as Villanova's career men's scoring leader.
  • 433 points to pass Shelly Pennefather as Villanova's all time leader in scoring in either men's or women's basketball.
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