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Jan 15, 2021
Four-star forward Trey Patterson graduates high school, enrolls at Villanova early

Four-star forward Trey Patterson graduates high school, enrolls at Villanova early

Kelly Kline | Under Armour Patterson is one of the headliners in a loaded 2021 recruiting class for Villanova. The Villanova Wildcats won’t have to wait until next season to see what Trey Patterson can do. Patterson, a consensus four-star and top 40 nationally-ranked prospect in the class of 2021, announced on Friday night that he will be graduating Rutgers Prep early and enrolling at Villanova for the start of the spring semester. pic.twitter.com/aHNxv3fC6t— Trey Patterson (@_treypatt3) January 15, 2021 Patterson is one of the headliners in Villanova’s...
Jan 15, 2021
‘Cats back in action, but possibly undermanned for Seton Hall

‘Cats back in action, but possibly undermanned for Seton Hall

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Daniels, Samuels are still getting back from COVID; Dixon, Daniels are questionable (achilles, calf) Christmas and New Year’s were already long gone, but Thursday felt like a holiday for the Villanova Wildcats. Villanova returned to practice for the first time since Jan. 3 in preparation for their first game in almost a month against Seton Hall on Tuesday. It was the team’s first day back after back-to-back COVID-related pauses, which left them off the court since a Dec. 23 game against Marquette. While Jay Wright called himself...
Jan 15, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 15)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 15)

Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Ending the work week with a crowded schedule. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! There’s a loaded lineup to end the work week, including a couple of Wildcat vs. Wildcat showdowns when the Dallas Mavericks play...
Jan 15, 2021
Friday’s Arizin: ‘Cats are back in the gym! (Jan. 15)

Friday’s Arizin: ‘Cats are back in the gym! (Jan. 15)

The Villanova men’s basketball team is back to practice and appears to be all systems go for its first game against Seton Hall on Tuesday. Happy Friday! The Villanova Wildcats might have missed out on four-star class of 2022 guard Corey Floyd Jr., who picked UConn over Villanova and others in his final eight list, but the bigger (and good) news — in case you missed it (somehow) — is that the ‘Cats are back! Villanova returned to its first full-team practice yesterday, and fingers crossed that was the final COVID-related pause for the ‘Cats this year. The rest of the...
Jan 14, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 14)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 14)

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ Only two alum in action tonight. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! It’s a double feature on Thursday night, with Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors up first, followed by Eric Paschall and the Golden State Warriors in the...
Jan 14, 2021
Thursday’s Arizin: Casual-style coaches (Jan. 14)

Thursday’s Arizin: Casual-style coaches (Jan. 14)

Happy Thursday! Happy Thursday! Today’s “news”: NCAA Basketball News: Villanova Coach Jay Wright Goes Casual Dress | Bloomberg(AP) -- Let's just say Gabriele D’Annunzio isn't on board with the new fashion trend for college basketball coaches. Comfort over style for coaches is college basketball trend | StarTribune.comLet’s just say Gabriele D'Annunzio isn’t on board with the new fashion trend for college basketball coaches. (Subscription required) Vassar nurse, former Lourdes and Villanova standout, Jenna Viani-Pascale survives blockage in brain | Poughkeepsie...
Jan 13, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 13)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 13)

At least four ‘Cats in action, one might get their game postponed. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! Five Wildcats are scheduled to play on Wednesday night, but Jalen Brunson and the Mavericks may have another game affected. They had their game on...
Jan 13, 2021
Wednesday’s Arizin: Lady ‘Cats also on pause (Jan. 13)

Wednesday’s Arizin: Lady ‘Cats also on pause (Jan. 13)

Daily links for Wednesday! In an unfortunate bit of news, the Villanova women’s basketball team is now undergoing its own COVID-related pause. The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that it will miss its next three games: vs. Providence (Wednesday); at Connecticut (Saturday); and DePaul (Jan. 20). Those three games have been postponed. No makeup dates have been announced. The Lady ‘Cats are currently 8-2 overall and 3-2 in BIG EAST Conference play. The “news”: Men’s College Basketball Bracketology 2021: Setting Off on the Road to Indiana | Blogging the BracketThis...
Jan 12, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 9-12)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 9-12)

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Get caught up on the latest from the NBA ‘Cats, and see who’s on for Tuesday night. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! It’s time to get caught up on the NBA action from the last few days, and see who’s...
Jan 12, 2021
Tuesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 12

Tuesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 12

Happy Tuesday! Happy Tuesday! The “news”: This Big East schedule maker has a tough job in this season of COVID | Philadelphia InquirerIn a difficult season for college basketball, perhaps the toughest job is that of the conference official who not only has to draw up the original schedule, but find room on it for games that were postponed because of positive coronavirus tests. NCAA delays vote to change college athlete compensation rules | ESPNAfter plenty of speculation entering last weekend that the vote would be delayed, the NCAA has officially done it. College...
Jan 11, 2021
‘Nova holds at #3 in AP Poll

‘Nova holds at #3 in AP Poll

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports ‘Cats haven’t played since December 23rd. The Villanova Wildcats (8-1, 3-0) have maintained their #3 ranking in the newest AP Poll released on Monday despite not playing a single basketball game since December 23rd. Gonzaga remains the nation’s #1 collecting 63 of the 64 First Place votes; Baylor, at #2, tallied the other First Place vote to stay at #2 for the seventh consecutive week. Texas and Iowa round out the Top 5. BIG EAST frenemies Creighton dropped to #8 and Connecticut entered the poll at #25; the Huskies’ first...
Jan 11, 2021
Monday’s Arizin: Let’s start the Bridges MIP campaign! (Jan. 11)

Monday’s Arizin: Let’s start the Bridges MIP campaign! (Jan. 11)

Bridges continues to play well, as the Suns are enjoying a nice start to the season. In case you missed it, Mikal Bridges scored a career-high 34 points and shot 6-of-8 from long range against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. It’s the latest of a string of impressive performances as the Suns enjoy a nice 7-3 start to the year. Bridges had been unsurprisingly solid on the defensive end so far, and he’s improving offensively. At this rate, let’s start the Most Improved Player campaign! Anyways, some “news” to start off your work week: These things really did happen in...
Jan 8, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 8)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 8)

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports A loaded slate to end the work week. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! Ending the work week with a busy slate. Seven NBA ‘Cats in action on Friday night. Check back later to see how they did, and see the...
Jan 8, 2021
Friday’s Arizin: NCAA may delay important vote (Jan. 8)

Friday’s Arizin: NCAA may delay important vote (Jan. 8)

Cheers to the weekend! Happy Friday! The “news” to end the week: NCAA votes on name, image and likeness rule changes could be delayed | USA TODAYJust days before the NCAA is scheduled to consider landmark legislation to allow college athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness, there have been conversations among college presidents, conference officials and athletic administrators about delaying the vote. Here's just how good some of the top men's college basketball teams are after a timeout | NCAA.comVillanova averages 1.5 points per possession coming out of a time...
Jan 7, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 7)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 7)

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Jalen Brunson watch. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! It’ll be a much more crowded slate on Friday night, but until then, it’s Jalen Brunson watch. Check back later to see how he did and see who’s on deck...