Basketball players like to keep playing from one game to the next. After a win, they want to play again quickly to maintain the momentum. After a loss, they want to get back on the court as soon as possible to erase the sour taste from their mouths.
Villanova has spent the week reluctantly observing Category B. They wanted to get right back out there following their 69-64 defeat Monday night at the hands of Syracuse at the Wells Fargo Center. Unfortunately, the Big East schedule maker thought otherwise, and the Wildcats have to wait until Saturday to play St. John's at the Center.
Until then, Wildcats coach Jay Wright is trying to keep things positive while going over the little things that have played a role in 'Nova's recent struggles.
"I don't think our guys are up tight or anything," Wright said on Thursday's Big East coaches' conference call. "I tihnk we're just struggling through a portion of the season that teams go through.