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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for March 11, 2014

Daily Villanova Wildcats links, today featuring holding on to the 1-seed, national respect, and big days for a couple of Olympic sport coaches.

Happy Tuesday, y'all! Today is the calm before the storm, but the good news is that one of our sponsors stepped up and let me rave about the future Villanova Wildcats coming in next year. That should be dropping around 9am ET for all your recruiting nuts looking to fawn over our incoming players.

And yes, I'm one of those too. I leave you with yesterday's tweet of the day, courtesy of #BenchMob favorite Pat Farrell.

And now, the "news."

With Selection Sunday six days away, Villanova snags a No. 1 seed |
Heading into the final week of the regular season, six teams could lay claim to the fourth No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Five of those teams lost once last week. As such, the sixth, Villanova, finds itself atop the East Region in the final Bracket Watch of the season.

2014 college basketball power rankings: Florida, Wichita State complete feats, Villanova soars -
I tweeted out yesterday that you should listen to Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' while your read Andy Hutchins' latest power rankings for the mothership. I maintain this will make it a better read.

Bracketology: IDing critical conference tournament games | ESPN ($)
Villanova has a 1-seed...for now. Can the Wildcats hold on? Joe Lunardi tells you exactly why he's rooting against Villanova (kidding...I think. It's an In$ider article so I'm not really sure).

Marcus O'Sullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year | Villanova University Official Athletic Site
Villanova men's track & field head coach Marcus O'Sullivan was chosen as the Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), it was announced on Monday afternoon. O'Sullivan led the Wildcats to the team title at the BIG EAST Championships last month and has Villanova ranked No. 9 in the nation heading into the NCAA Championships this weekend.

Villanova’s victory is 700th in career for DiBernardi |
Villanova head softball coach Maria DiBernardi earned her 700th career victory Sunday afternoon. Congrats coach!

Jay Wright featured on HBO Sports documentary | Go To Team Video Crews
Is there a Jerry Brown in the HOF? He obviously means Larry Brown, right?

For Some Reason, People Still Hate Villanova | Crossing Broad
You needed a laugh to start your Tuesday, right?