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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 27, 2014

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Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring senior leaders, basketball recruits, and a big rugby win over Rutgers!

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Ho, hum, another beatdown at the Pavilon. MUST BE NICE, CURRENT STUDENTS! This is how it felt in 2009, but I do feel for the current junior and seniors. It wasn't always like this. And let's agree on this right here. We'll have bad shooting nights, but anytime you win by 20ish at home and Darryl Reynolds gets a dunk, it's a good night and there's no room to complain.

And now, the "news."

Chennault's leadership helps Villanova | Philly.com
Senior guard Tony Chennault has provided leadership for Villanova whether he is on the court or off. A nice feature on one of Villanova's more unsung cogs.

Senior Spotlight: When James Bell speaks, Wildcats listen | Philahoops.com
Who is James "Taj" Bell and what exactly does he bring to the Villanova Wildcats? If you’re into stats, he is the leading scorer and rebounder on a top-ten team in the nation. But that stat line does not even begin to represent what he has brought to the court for the No. 8 Wildcats this season, according to Jay Wright.

Five basketball prospects with long-term potential in 2014 class | ESPN ($)
You'll need In$ider to access this, but our very own Mikal Bridges makes the list as a player who will benefit greatly from Jay Wright's emphasis on skill-building.

Tim Delaney & Pitman vs. Life Center in showcase at Sterling | Philly.com
For any of you Sterling locals who want to catch Delaney in action, you can do so this Saturday afternoon. More details inside.

Women's Lax: Kelsey Denihan Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Coming off a seven-goal game to open the season, sophomore attack Kelsey Denihan was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, as announced by the conference Tuesday afternoon.

Villanova Relishes Defeat of Rutgers | Rugby Mag
You just have to love reading a headline like that...am I right?!