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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for January 20, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring Ochefu's emergence, three-point offense/defense, and Szczur eyeing the majors.

Happy Monday (and game day), VU Hoopsters! Second game in three days? Now that is more like it. Unfortunately Creighton had to go and ruin things by getting manhandled at Providence on Saturday night, taking a little of the shine off of tonight's game.

No reason to overlook them though. Doug McDermott was reportedly under the weather over the weekend, and I'm sure the Bluejays will come in to Philly looking for a statement win. Not gonna happen.

And now, the "news."

Ochefu emerges for Villanova at just the right time | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
You could argue that Jimdribbless wrote this entire article and I would listen.

Villanova on the rebound after a few tough seasons | Star Tribune
Perhaps the most impressive thing about a 15-1 team that has beaten eight top-100 teams is a narrow victory over a subpar opponent. They just find ways to win no matter what is or isn't working on that day.

Lipari and Piccirillo Score Wins at Great Dane Classic | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
So, the indoor season has been predictably going well for the women's track team.

Majors still in sight for Cubs prospect Matt Szczur | pressofAtlanticCity.com
After his first winter off in years, Szczur is expected to start the season in Triple-A and has his eyes set on the major leagues.

The sign of threes: How top teams are shooting and defending the arc | College Basketball - Luke Winn - SI.com
So we shoot of a ton of three's. I mean, a ton. But hey, we defend the arc well too! Which seems counterintuitive to what many here would believe. But hey, stats don't lie.

Planning for Success: Stopping Creighton | ESPN
"In short; make the Bluejays miss."