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The Sun's Arizin: College basketball news and links for February 28, 2014

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College basketball links, today featuring slow starts, MAC over Big East for ESPN, and the NCAA bubble.

If you didn't breeze right past the title of today's post, today's version of our beloved Sun's Arizin series is going to feature mostly national college basketball stories. Why? Well, because there was absolutely zero Villanova news that came through my Google alert last night that I would deem relevant to you.

(Cue 3-4 stories dropping Friday morning).

Second, we're a nationally relevant basketball program, damnit. We're marching towards a national title and with Father Peter as my witness I will make sure we understand the national landscape.

Oh, and TGIF, 'Nova Nation!

And now, the "news."

Coyer twins set the tone for Villanova women | Philly.com
As Bob P., the reader who emailed this to me said, this is classic Harry Perretta.

Slow Start Could Doom Villanova In NCAA Tournament | Rant Sports
Identify yourself, overly pessimistic VU Hoops user who also writes for Rant Sports.

ESPN Launches Digital Mid-American Conference Channel: What Does It Mean For Fans? | Hustle Belt
ESPN announced 15 digital conference networks Thursday morning, including the creation of a new MAC Network. But what does it all mean for college basketball fans?

Breaking down the Freshman of the Year candidates | SBNation.com
It's pretty much a Jabari Parker vs. Tyler Ennis heavyweight bout, but who else is in the mix?

Few chances for bubble teams to notch signature wins | SBNation.com
It's the time of year where marquee matchups turn into near must-wins for teams on the bubble.

Delon Wright and the road less traveled to college stardom | SBNation.com
Meet Delon Wright, Utah’s do-it-all guard. He comes from a family you know well, but from a background unlike most NBA prospects.