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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for December 19, 2014

Daily Villanova links.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! We've got a new lead photo today since the old one was worn out. Enjoy!

Heads up that I'm hosting the Atlanta gamewatch tomorrow, so I won't be around for the gamethread, but I'll get back here for the postgame celebration with you all. If you're going to the game, be loud. Please.

And now, the "news."

Things that make Villanova -- Syracuse's next basketball opponent -- a dangerous team |
The Wildcats, a deep,veteran team currently No. 7 nationally, do many things well. They rank 10th nationally in Ken Pomeroy's adjusted defensive efficiency, They spread the scoring wealth. Coach Jay Wright plays a lot of people: Nine Wildcats average at least nine minutes and nobody plays more than 28 minutes each game.

We play hard here: Villanova's Dylan Ennis' words illustrate challenge facing Syracuse basketball |
Tyler Ennis' brother has learned the value of playing hard during his time with the Wildcats. He sported a bandaid during the Temple game, thanks to an elbow from JayVaughn Pinkston during practice.

Villanova's subtle changes are making a big difference |
The Wildcats want to be the hardest working team in America. So far, so good.

Villanova Product Darrel Young, Ready For Match-Up With Eagles | CBS Philly
Villanova product, now Washington Redskin Darrel Young, gets ready to face the Eagles.

#Top10Thursday: Best point guards | ESPN
Here are the top-10 point guards in the country. Agree? Disagree?

Honors aplenty for Paramus native John Robertson |
The honors just keep pouring in for John Robertson. And the former Paramus High School standout certainly has earned them with exceptional double-duty displays of skill and hard work.

Doris Burke shows off her handle while wearing heels |
You may find Doris Burke annoying on TV commentary, but here she is in action with the dribbles, plus note that she's doing this *in high heels*

Breaking Madden: Johnny Manziel versus the arrow of time |
We have seen Johnny Manziel extend plays for several seconds. In this episode of Breaking Madden, we ask him to do so for an eternity.