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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for January 15, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! I just have to say, good win last night. The good guys jumped out to a huge lead, took a few punches from a decent Xavier offense, and then put them away again. On to Penn!

Tai Wynyard's campus visit ends today, with a commitment reportedly coming shortly after his visit to Texas this weekend. Here's hoping he's a Wildcat shortly.

And now, the "news."

Bracketology: Villanova gets a 1-seed | SBNation.com
Now that college football's first-ever FBS-level bracketed tournament is in the books, it's time to turn our attention to a more familiar friend, college basketball's 68-team leviathan of a field.

Pinkston a 'Nova success story | Philly.com
JayVaughn Pinkston came back from exile to become a key cog in the Wildcats' ride to the Top 5.

Ennis gives 'Nova far more than just scoring | Philly.com
Check out this season's game-by-game statistics for Villanova junior guard Dylan Ennis and you see a guy whose shooting and scoring have been hot and cold.

Former 'Nova player Kennedy starting to thrive with SMU | Philly.com
Markus Kennedy noticed the irony. The Southern Methodist junior center and Philadelphia product was back home, preparing for a game Wednesday at Temple in a very familiar setting.

Is Seton Hall Better Without Isaiah Whitehead? | Rush The Court
Before being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his foot, Isaiah Whitehead was Seton Hall’s second-leading scorer and team assist-leader. As a result, many pundits thought that the team, now lacking its most dynamic all-around playmaker, would flounder in its upcoming Big East tests. Instead, the exact opposite occurred.

Five freshmen among Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 | ESPN
The Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which was released Wednesday, features a diverse group of elite college basketball players. No Villanovan's. D'Angelo Harrison is the only Big East representative.

The Fighting Indians Earn It | SBNation.com
#Longform alert: Nothing comes easy for coach Chad Kills Crow and his basketball team at Haskell, the country's only four-year American Indian tribal university.

Tom Hanks on His Two Years at Chabot College | NYTimes.com
IN 1974, I graduated from Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif., an underachieving student with lousy SAT scores. Allowed to send my results to three colleges, I chose M.I.T. and Villanova, knowing such fine schools would never accept a student like me but hoping they’d toss some car stickers my way for taking a shot.

Keith Richards to Justin Bieber: 'Who the f*ck are you?' | Daily Mail Online
Just one more reason to adore the Rolling Stones guitarist.