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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for January 15, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring buying into the system, bracket projections, and crazy finishes.

Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaay! Well, the only thing standing between your Villanova Wildcats and a potential Top 5 ranking next week are the DePaul Blue Demons. Indiana made that possible last night when they upset previously undefeated Wisconsin.

But that's not the craziest thing that happened last night in college hoops. Did you see how Kentucky lost last night? You need to. Like right now.

And now, the "news."

Villanova players buy into Wright's system |
One of the more underrated storylines that we haven't really talked much about outside the comments is Tony Chennault's decision to stick around for this year. I'll admit it - when he was out of the door, I didn't think much of it. Now, I can't imagine this team without Tony C.

Field of 68: All eyes on Villanova-Creighton | Sporting News
Though, with the Badgers losing I'm sure we'll move up to the 1 line in this projection too. Have you heard we're playing Creighton on Monday? I'd expect the Fox Sports promotion to go into overdrive soon.

Did DePaul win? |
Yep! And they sent the Johnnies to 0-4! Should we be worried about Saturday? I don't think so, but if you checked out Creighton-Butler you might be a tad more concerned about Monday after the Bluejays' 28-point smackdown of Butler.

Michael Qualls tip-slam with 0.2 seconds left sends Kentucky packing | YouTube

And honestly, I don't know what I like more. The tip-slam is great. I'm not trying to take anything away from that. It's the play of the game, and probably the year so far. But I'm going to let my Kentucky hate flow for a sentence or two. How about Andrew Harrison's boxout of Qualls? If you look up the full highlights of this game, you'll see some suspect defensive fundies from Julius Randle that have Calipari beside himself. I wonder how much longer the Kentucky fanbase will stay a fan of this one-and-done factory that is all of a sudden struggling to mesh.

Game-winning layup comes to a stop on the rim |
This might be an even crazier finish to a basketball game than Qualls' dunk was. Watch this video. I don't think I've ever seen a ball stop at this spot on the rim in a basketball game. Usually it gets wedged between the backboard and the rim. Not this time.