The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 5, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Bracketology updates, coach of the year candidates, and Championship Week.

Huuuuuump Daaaaay! So...last night was pretty awesome. I was smiling as I watched it all unfold. This tweet from the Augustinian Army summed it up best.

Villanova heads into Thursday night's clash at Xavier knowing that a win would secure the first outright Big East championship in the Jay Wright era. Let's get it.

And now, the "news."

Jerry Palm: Villanova takes the final #1 seed |
I'm probably stealing Brian's thunder, but that's what I do best. With Syracuse's loss (1-4 in their last 5), Palm has 'Nova moving up to the 1-line.

College Basketball Caucus: Who wins coach of the year? | USA TODAY
David Aldridge gives the nod to Jay Wright over Tony Bennett of Virginia, based on his work developing Villanova into of of the most impressive offenses in the country. Bennett, Billy Donovan and Gregg Marshall of Wichita St. are also named as leading candidates.

U. of Miami's Javi Salas throws perfect game vs. Villanova |
And the final score? 17-0. That stings. Salas was a 38th round pick in the MLB Draft too, so it's not like this guy is on the fast track to the big leagues. Hopefully just one of those nights for the baseball team. And congrats to Javi - impressive stuff.

Women's Lax: Jaclyn Fraum named to BIG EAST Honor Roll | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Sophomore goalkeeper Jaclyn Fraum was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, as announced by the conference Tuesday morning.

Onions! The Never-Made-the-NCAA Tournament Club, 2014 edition |
See who has never made the NCAA Tournament, from Abilene Christian to Youngstown State. /shakes fist at the heavens for being a Northwestern fan.

Championship Week primer: Who to watch, root for and more |
The madness before the madness is upon us, which means you need to gear up on what you need to be paying attention to, and who you need to be rooting for.

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