Player To Watch

Josh Hart, G/F, Villanova

The 6-6 senior is averaging 20.4 points for the No. 1 team, putting himself at the top of the Player of the Year discussion. When it’s a big game, Hart rises to the occasion, most notably in a 37-point performance against Notre Dame. Will he do the same Saturday vs. Creighton?

Game of the Weekend

(1) Villanova at (10) Creighton

Noon Saturday, FS1: Two unbeatens face off in a game with Big East title implications. Several Wildcats players are back from last year’s championship team, including Hart. The Blue Jays are surprisingly building a contender, led by Marcus Foster and Maurice Watson Jr.

Final Thought

Are the Hoosiers for real?

Never did I imagine rethinking my pick for Big Ten champion after the opening week of conference play. But Indiana’s home loss to lowly Nebraska to open conference play makes me question my belief in the Hoosiers. They can win me over again by taking down Louisville on Saturday.