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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 30, 2013

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring balance, New Year's resolutions, and Rick Pitino finds a keyboard.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! I'm sorry I missed you all over the weekend. I did NOT drink Purple Haze during the game (in fact I missed the first half) and I take full responsibility for the loss. Never fear, because I am locked and loaded for Tuesday night.

Let's welcome Butler to the BIG EAST in rude fashion.

And now, the "news."

Villanova’s offense needs more balance to be an elite team | CollegeBasketballTalk
In the game's opening nine minutes against Syracuse, Villanova looked like one of the nation's elite teams as they jumped out to a 25-7 lead in the Carrier Dome and silenced the crowd early. But reality quickly set in.

New Year’s Resolutions: More from Arch, less from downtown | CollegeBasketballTalk
The former is way more important than the latter if you ask me.

Villanova emerges as Big East contender | courierpostonline.com
Jay Wright had to pause from praising his perfect Villanova men’s team because a special delivery arrived at his office: a framed photo of Wright, his wife, school officials and former Wildcats coach Rollie Massimino at the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Rick Pitino uses Christina Aguilera analogy to describe Louisville frontcourt | SBNation.com
The day that Rick Pitino stops airing his dirty laundry on his personal blog is going to be a sad day for everyone.