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

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring measuring the 'Cats, Tyus Battle's impending visit, and NCAA stupidity.

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Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I just wanted to give a shout out to Brian for not jamming curling down our throats during the Olympics. Honestly, I thought he might try to turn this into the SB Nation curling blog that he so desperately wants to see.

Speaking of the Olympics, are you watching hockey? Because you should me. And don't listOur beloved Americans (sorry, foreign Villanova fans) play our rivals to the north on Friday in the semifinals for the right to go to the gold medal game. Don't miss it!

And now, the "news."

How good is Villanova, really? | USA TODAY
The Wildcats have only lost to two teams this season. One is the undisputed number one team. The other might just have their number. But their ability to blow out inferior foe and also win tight games should bode well in March.

I Slept On It: Villanova Hands Providence Costly Loss | Blogging the Bracket
Providence blew a golden opportunity to get back into the bubble discussion, while Villanova continued to show they can win the close games.

Tyus Battle Planning Villanova, UConn Visits | ZagsBlog
After being a late scratch to Villanova's home win over Seton Hall, Battle's father confirms that the start 2016 guard is looking to reschedule that visit very soon.

Win tickets to Saturday's St. John's-Villanova basketball game! | Montgomery News
Montgomery Media is giving away a set of four tickets to Saturday afternoon's basketball game between St. John's and Villanova at the Wells Fargo Center at 1:30 p.m.

Oklahoma reports itself to NCAA for excessive pasta consumption |
The latest example of NCAA rules being weird and dumb!

D-II game ends in a TIE! |
Winston-Salem State tied Johnson C. Smith University in a D-II matchup, 76-76. Read why...