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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 2, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Mikal Bridges, Iowa's reaction, and the BIG EAST's ineptitude (minus us).

Happy Cyber Monday, 'Nova Nation! Best day of the year for list shoppers such as myself while the rest of you suckers probably hauled yourself out of bed at 4 am on Friday. Or very likely, you just stayed awake after our victory of Kansas. If this is the case, I applaud you. Shopping on adrenaline can never go wrong until you look at the credit card bill.

Read on at your own behest - today is mostly about how we are carrying the entire BIG EAST on our back.

And now, the "news."

Stay in the Bahamas puts Villanova on the map |
The venue doesn't matter much. You can find out about your team at Madison Square Garden (as Drexel did last week) or in a converted ballroom at a modern-swank resort in the Bahamas, as Villanova just did.

Mikal Bridges is underratd on the Philly scene | inRecruit
Villanova recruit Mikal Bridges has found success staying at his home school of Great Valley, PA - despite being left off of all of last year's All-State teams completely. Can't wait to have this guy on campus. He's the perfect fit for our style.

Villanova 88, Iowa 83: Atlantis Isn't Even A Real Place Anyway | Black Heart Gold Pants
A much more reasonable recap of the game the day after. The gamethread reaction over there was basically let's kill all referees everywhere.

Fairleigh Dickinson outplays Seton Hall, wins shocker 58-54 | South Orange Juice
The same Fairleigh Dickinson who beat Rutgers earlier in the week. And the NJ schools wonder why they can't keep top talent at home. Isaiah Whitehead must be REALLY excited about his choice.

Kentucky pulls away from Providence in second half | A Sea Of Blue
Providence relied a little too much on the 3 ball since their solid frontline was no match for the size and length of Kentucky. The Friars gave it a good go in the first half, albeit it without Brandon Austin and Kris Dunn, the latter of which will be out a while.

McDermott struggles, Creighton falls again to George Washington | FOX Sports
Our old friend Isaiah Armwood was instrumental in holding Doug McDermott to just 2-12 shooting and 7 points on the night. Two straight losses to Creighton. Great job guys.

Forget about cartwheels, this is how you videobomb | FOX Sports
Awesome work SDSU bros, but I will still take our Villanova looker begging for it in the camera over this performance.

Butler loses heartbreaker in OT to LSU | Big East Coast Bias
Giving up their second chance in a row for a quality win at the Old Spice Classic, Butler fell to 5-2 for the season. I'm going to have nightmares about Kellen Dunham until the game at Hinkle, and probably after. That kid can shoot.

Marquette falters in Wooden finals | Anonymous Eagle
Tons of talent on Marquette, but no go-to guy. Heck, I don't know if we even have a go-to guy yet, but we've had multiple players step up in close games and be the guy for that night.

DePaul gets back over .500! | The News Tribune
Over Oregon St. So there you have it. DEPAUL was the only BIG EAST team to win on Sunday. Holy crap, where's the Tylenol?