Darrun Hilliard's latest dominant Wells Fargo Center performance evokes steel puns from giddy announcers

Darrun Hilliard's latest dominant Wells Fargo Center performance evokes steel puns from giddy announcers

Forget Michael Carter-Williams. The best player at the Wells Fargo Center this year might be Villanova junior guard Darrun Hilliard.

A week after setting a career-high with 26 points in a 73-56 rout of Marquette at the Sixers’ home arena, Hilliard was all over the Wells Fargo court again, filling out the box score with team highs in points (19), assists (five) and steals (three) as the Wildcats hammered Georgetown 77-59 on Saturday.

Through four games at the Wells Fargo Center this season, Hilliard is averaging 18.2 points on a ridiculous 63 percent shooting and an equally ridiculous 57 percent shooting from 3-point range.

He also hit a career high in the building last season when the Wildcats rode his 25-point, seven-rebound, six-assist, zero-turnover game to a 75-71 upset of then-No. 3 Syracuse.

That win over ’Cuse prompted the second court-storming of the week at the Wells Fargo Center – something that's almost hard to imagine at this point because the Wildcats are now the big favorites pretty much every game.

Ranked sixth in the country, Villanova heads into this week’s Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden with a legitimate chance at earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The strong play of Hilliard has been one reason for the ’Cats big turnaround. Just as important, it led to this quality exchange between Fox Sports 1 announcers Gus Johnson and Bob Wenzel during Saturday’s game.

WENZEL: Darrun Hilliard, Gus, is turning into my favorite player. Drive with the right! His off hand! Full court! Steals! Layup shooting! Seventeen points for this young man! And he’s from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania!

GUS JOHNSON: That’s right! Bethlehem Steel!

BOB WENZEL: I’m telling you – he’s steely-eyed right there, man.

Let’s just say Hilliard’s transitions were better than Wenzel’s.

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

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We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.

He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.

It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.

The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."

Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right? 

Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:

And:

And:

After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:

[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.

More to this as we learn it...