clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

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

Daily Villanova Wildcats, today featuring back to business, recalling 2009's magic, and Bell and Hilliard's confidence.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Happy GameDay, 'Nova Nation! Clear your evening schedule, it's Panther whoopin' time! 9:25 ET is the earliest this one will tip off, but depending on the previous game it could be a little later. Let's get it!

And now, the "news."

How Villanova won't overlook 15 seed: Seton Hall | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
With some video where Jay Wright, James Bell talking about the team's preparation. JayVaughn Pinkston is practicing free throws in the background. All good.

Recalling Villanova's 2009 Final Four season |
Come take a trip down memory lane with Dwayne Anderson to a time where the whiskey was flowing in Boston, Dwayne was playing out of his mind, and the Wildcats were marching to a Final 4.

For UW-Milwaukee, defense will be key against Villanova | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal
When the Villanova Wildcats score 70 or more points, they rarely lose. Defense will be paramount for the Panthers.

Improved Hilliard has become a force for Villanova |
Watch Darrun Hilliard slash to the basket, pull up for a long 3-pointer or battle players much taller for a rebound and you see a player who is extremely confident in his abilities. But that wasn't always the case.

The Only NCAA Tourney Holy War Came In 1971 | CBS Philly
You have to go back. Way, way back. Back to when the NCAA Tournament had just 25 teams, no shot clocks, and when not every tournament game was shown on TV.

Villanova's Bell not worried about shooting slump |
James Bell's shot has gone missing recently. But the senior isn't letting that affect his approach to the NCAA Tournament.

Now confident, Hilliard thrives at Villanova |
Darrun Hilliard recalled being a "skinny, goofy youngster" at the time he left the comfort of family and friends and traveled the turnpike from the Lehigh Valley to enroll at Villanova and play basketball.

NCAA tournament team previews: Villanova Wildcats |
National champions tend to be highly efficient on both ends of the floor, and the Wildcats are one of just four teams to rank in the top 20 in both categories.

CBS’ Bill Raftery excited to call Villanova, St. Joe’s in NCAA tournament |
There's never a bad time to talk college hoops with CBS and Fox Sports analyst Bill Raftery. But I must admit that after interviewing him and Verne Lundquist during Championship Week, I thought that was all I'd need for a while. Then Selection Sunday happened.