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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 3, 2013

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring MEDIA LOVE!

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Today, you will notice that the national media has finally paid attention to us (all that bellyaching over the weekend was clearly the deciding factor). We're getting showered in love from all angles and it feels WONDERFUL!

One more day to get through until the 'Cats return to the hardwood against the Penn Quakers - our first Big 5 matchup of the season.

And now, the "news."

[Video] Andy Katz says Villanova is his Team of the Week | ESPN

Dook Vitale is impressed with Villanova | ESPN

He also got through an article without saying "baby!" So there's that.

In 24 hours, it all changed for Villanova Wildcats -|ESPN
And you guys thought ESPN was ignoring us! Myron Medcalf with a nice article about how Villanova has gone from an overlooked team in the preseason to the class of the BIG EAST early in the season.

Can small-ball last a whole season? |
Seth Davis makes a pretty good point - and it's why I'm nowhere near ready to give up on Daniel Ochefu. While having 8 capable guys is great, can they last a whole season playing at that intensity? They obviously won't need it each and every night, but the style of ball we're playing is bound to land us a few bumps and bruises.

Jon Rothstein: Villanova has returned to national prominence | CBS New York
He tweeted that there was so much Dwayne Anderson in James Bell every game this weekend. It was the Holy Trinity of Rothstein tweets.

Podcast: Villanova's hot start |
Gary Parrish, Jeff Borzello and Matt Norlander look back and look ahead at whether Villanova is really the best team in the BIG EAST, among other topics. I haven't listened yet but I can almost guarantee that public enemy #1 Matt Norlander is not impressed.

Villanova women will play in the Gulf Coast Invitational in 2014 |
I know Ramon is excited to have the Lady Cats back in Florida next year. Only problem is that UConn is in the field. Yikes.