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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 16, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring roundtable #analysis, Bubba Ventrone, and Scrooge Boeheim.

Happy Monday, y'all! It feels great to be writing about a 10-0 team, but don't expect to move up in the AP Poll this week, as none of the top 10 teams in the country lost. The Coaches poll is a different story. I could see us climbing a couple of spots there, as Kentucky picked up their third loss of the year. Then again, Seth Davis ranked us 15th in his ballot, so who knows.

Oh, and then there's this.

Seriously, #BenchMob forever.

And now, the "news."

Howie Long gets lost, surprises Rob Stone

Villanova Roundtable: Who takes the last shot? | Big East Coast Bias
In which I completely cop out and name 3 different players on the team. This is can't miss #analysis here people!

By the way, Villanova is really good at basketball right now | The700Level
Oh we know. Still, there's some impressive baseline statistics to back this up. I'm sure Corollary and youngBUCK will have a field day with the proclamation that JayVaughn Pinkston is one of the most efficient players in the country, however.

Villanova's Key to Greatness Lies in Reserves | City of Basketball Love
No shocker here, this Wildcat squad is balanced.

'Cats showing they could be Final Four quality | Rant Sports
This title excited me. And then I read that the author thought that the 21 point beatdown of La Salle was "another pressure-packed win." Oh my.

Size-challenged Ventrone having big season for 49ers | Niner Insider Blog
That is one hell of a headline. And to follow it up by reminding me that his nickname is Bubba. This is the kind of stuff that would slip by an editor of my quality.

No. 2 Orange hold on for 68-63 win over St. John's -|
Way to hold court, 'Cuse. We're coming for you.

Jim Boeheim says 2014 draft 'not worth tanking for' |
Frankly, no NBA draft is ever worth tanking for. But out of the supposed big three in this class, I've really only been impressed with Jabari Parker so far. Andrew Wiggins is mentally there yet and Julius Randle is a part of the dysfunction at Kentucky - though both have major talent.