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

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring more basketball recapping, lacrosse awards, and water polo making the MAAC tournament.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Obviously that was some very scary news out of Boston yesterday, and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the area and those with family and friends in the area. Just when you start to feel safe again, terrorism rears its ugly head.

Let's try to remember that this is not a place to talk politics, so please be respectful of that in the coming days as more facts start to emerge.

On to the links!

2012-13 Postseason Capsules: Villanova Wildcats - City of Basketball Love
The young Wildcats experienced the kind of up-and-down season that most inexperienced teams produce. Ultimately, Villanova’s 2012-13 campaign was a ringing success. With three victories over top-five programs and a trip to the NCAA tournament to build on, the future is bright on the Main Line again.

Croonquist Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, Kluh to Honor Roll - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Junior face-off specialist Thomas Croonquist (North Caldwell, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week while freshman John Kluh (Lothian, Md.) has been named to the Weekly Honor Roll for their perspective performances last weekend versus St. John's, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.

Villanova Earns MAAC Championship Berth - Villanova University Official Athletic Site
By virtue of its thrilling 11-10 overtime win against Siena in the final regular season game, the Villanova Wildcats earned a berth in the 2013 MAAC Championships for the second consecutive season. (Editor's Note: We're in the MAAC for a sport?!)

Georgetown's Otto Porter to enter NBA Draft -
I for one, will not miss seeing him in a Hoyas uniform.

Davidson reportedly set to join Atlantic 10 -
Davidson is likely to move from the Southern Conference to the Atlantic 10, according to a report. The Wildcats would be the latest to make a move in the ongoing reshuffling of college conferences.

The best Charles Barkley moments of March Madness -
No topics are off limits when Barkley is on the set. He proved that again this past month.