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Villanova hands men’s basketball Thanksgiving Day loss

After winning last season’s NIT tournament and notching two victories in its first two games of this year’s NIT Season Tip-Off, Stanford men’s basketball (2-3) finally lost a game in an NIT tournament on Thursday, falling 59–45 to No. 8 Villanova (5-0). On a slow-shooting performance by both teams, the Cardinal offense particularly struggled against Villanova’s aggressive defensive press. Stanford shot just 26…