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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 13, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring free throw shooting, robotics, and a message from Padre!

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Quick programming note - go see American Hustle as soon as you can. VERY good flick.

Back to what matters: try to act sane today and tomorrow. If you're feeling anything like me right now, the withdrawal of 'Nova basketball is like that Sunday night feeling when you realize there is work the next day, you've got the shakes, and the nearest relief is a full week of effort away.

I promise, I don't have a problem.

And now, the "news."

Villanova Back Among Nation’s Elite | CBS Philly
Keep these boys motivated, and the sky is the limit. It's really good that Jay Wright recognizes that the rebounding, while good statistically, has had a few down games. There's always room for improvement there, especially with the small lineup.

Villanova can do better at the charity stripe | FanIQ
Darrun Hilliard, especially. 71% as a team isn't horrible, but we should be above 75% as a group. Anything less, and we're bordering on wasteful with the amount of attempts we are generating.

Wooden Watch: Tahj gets Honorable Mention | ESPN
H/T to reader Sam Z. While he almost certainly won't win the Wooden Award this year (a man can dream though), James Tahj Bell continues to get national attention for his exploits. And yes, if he keeps this up, he could wind up in the NBA.

Atlantic 10 better than the Big East? Very possibly | Sporting News
What's incredibly stupid about this premise is that the BIG EAST is 7-1 against the Atlantic 10 this season.

Villanova adding robotic camera to its virtual reality technology |
As a closet tech nerd, this is f*cking awesome.

Temple's trustees fumbled, big-time |
Wow, Bob Ford. I mean, just wow. Talk about lighting a group of people up. Well done, sir.

Winter Term Grades- Big East | City of Basketball Love
Our friends at CoBL posted their report card for the Big East. No Villanova-related B-Minuses were given...