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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for January 19, 2015

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Happy MLK Day, 'Nova Nation! I hope you have a better employee holiday schedule than I do because I'm stuck working today and that 9pm tip-off is feeling farther away than usual. Anybody heading to the game? I'll be interested to hear how the crowd is because this tops the list of terrible scheduling jobs by the Big East this year (though it's generlly been better).

I'll be out of the gamethread tonight, so behave yourselves!

And now, the "news."

He wanted to have game, got pain |
In his sixth year in the NBA, Kyle Lowry - the Villanova University standout who was drafted after his sophomore year, in 2006 - finally had the chance to play regularly. It was now March 2012, and he was a point guard with the Houston Rockets. He knew he could be a star. But that darn pain in his belly was such a distraction.

Imagine the roar if Villanova called Palestra home ... for just one night |
The three-point jumper from Antonio Woods had just fallen Saturday, drawing Penn within a point of Villanova with less than 10 minutes to play. That’s when Jay Wright had conflicting thoughts.

Wynyard enjoys 'Nova visit, in no rush to commit |
Looks like those reports of committing after his US trip might have been premature, per his father.

Big East, Big 12 beating each other up but payoff could come in March |
The Big 12 and Big East both play round-robin basketball schedules that could pay big dividends in March.

Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard shows that patience is the best policy for Whitehead injury | Big East Coast Bias
For almost three weeks, Seton Hall's star freshman Isaiah Whitehead has been out with a stress fracture in his right foot. Coach Kevin Willard's patience, in the long term, is the proper policy for the career of his star guard.

SMU men's basketball under NCAA investigation | USA TODAY
Let's be honest, we all knew this was coming.