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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 5, 2013

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring being the hunted, Ennis' fast start, and Friday's World Cup draw.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! So, last night stunk. I don't remember the last time I was that disappointed after a 23-point victory, but there was next to nothing good about that performance. As I said in the gamethread, hopefully this forces the team to refocus before Saturday's trip to Hawk Hill, because even though Temple beat St. Joe's (PA) last night, they will be up for us.

If we play like we did against Penn, we won't win.

And now, the "news."

No. 14 Villanova now has a target on its back | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
And let me tell you, they dealt with the added attention and new ranking FANTASTICALLY last night.

Villanova’s Ennis gets right back in the groove | delcotimes.com
The plan was to bring Dylan along slowly, but the plan changed. 8-12 from beyond the arc tends to do that.

Wildcats overcome offensive woes in Big 5 showdown | SBNation.com
I only put this here, because it is so nice to go to the SB Nation college basketball page and see Villanova being covered. We matter, y'all.

Weekly Progress Report: Butler Bulldogs | Big East Coast Bias
Alex Barlow, Butler's junior point guard, doesn't wow anyone, but he just might be the key to Butler's success this season.

SB Nation’s 2014 World Cup Draw Preview | SBNation.com
The World Cup draw takes place on Friday and SB Nation is here to get you ready with everything you need to know about the 32 qualified teams. If you like pretty colors, pretty pictures, and the World Cup, this is for you.