Insider Intel: Nova's winning balance

Throughout the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats have had an answer for every problem

Originally Published: March 29, 2009
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN Insider

They demolished the UCLA Bruins, a team coming off three straight Final Fours, led by a super-quick senior point guard. They stifled the Duke Blue Devils, who had ridden three stellar wings to 30 victories. And they outlasted the big, bad Pittsburgh Panthers, the top seed in the East with the top big man in the region. So if you're still struggling to understand what that means, what the Villanova Wildcats' message is to the three teams waiting in Detrot, here's the simple version:

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