UC 69, Villanova 66

By defeating #16 Villanova, UC moves to 3-1 in the Big East! The hell?!

Does Villanova still start four guards? I seem to remember something about that last year, but I'm not sure if that's still the case. They might want to re-think that lineup. UC didn't score pretty, but a lot of offensive rebounds (holding 'Nova to one, I think) led to a lot of free throws and weird jump shots. In any case, I'll take it.

Remember McClain, Bishop, Mitchell, and Davis are all freshman. Vaughn is a sophomore. Next year, Yancy Gates and another blue chip I can't recall at the moment arrive. Nick Aldridge transfers in next year from Western Carolina. He's a pure scorer - let's hope he's a team player.

Speaking of Gates, did anyone catch the high school matchup between Withrow HS and Canal HS on ESPNU following the Bearcats game? In 8 minutes, I saw Gates bust a post move with a little jumper, knock down a three-pointer, and then follow his own miss with a two-handed dunk. The future is bright.

Next game is @ Notre Dame, Tues. Jan 15, 7:00 pm.

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