It has been an up and down year for my Villanova Wildcats. They started the season strong against an admittedly weak schedule and suffered through a rough streak where they lost to St. Joe’s, Rutgers, and DePaul. They have played well lately but couldn’t get a much needed win over Louisville (a stretch) or Marquette (they should have stayed in the zone against MU). Their NCAA tournament hopes pretty much come down to how they do in the Big East Tournament. They play Syracuse on Wednesday – if they win they have a chance to get in, lose and they are out.