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The Sun's Arizin: Can Villanova pull off the upset against Virginia?

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The 'Cats might be catching the Hoos at the right time.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Just get through one last day of work and not only are you clear through to Saturday's game, but next week is somewhat of a light week for mostly everybody. Grind this last one out.

Over the last few days I've talked to friends and colleagues who went to or are Virginia fans and there's a growing worry among them that the distractions of the Wisconsin job opening combined with the fact that students will just be heading home could leave JPJ a little less rowdy than normal. I don't totally buy it, but it does leave the door cracked for the intangibles to swing back towards Villanova's favor.

And now, the "news."

Power Rankings: Michigan State stays No. 1, Oklahoma up to No. 2 | SI.com
As ugly as the Wildcats' loss to Oklahoma was, Luke Winn still likes their chances to pull off the upset in Charlottesville.

UVA Must Avoid Coaching Distraction | Streaking The Lawn
The Bo Ryan news dropped right in the middle of Virginia's tough non-conference stretch. The Hoos will need to tune out the noise and focus on the task at hand.

Neshaminy pitcher Sarah Dowalo commits to Villanova | BucksLocalNews.com
In yet another example of a local high school softball player committing to a college long before her senior year, Sarah Dowalo recently accepted a scholarship offer from Villanova University.

A silly rule caused two Euroleague teams to spend the last minute of a game intentionally missing free throws | BNation.com
Running clock, intentionally fouling, missing free throws ... this is so dumb.

There's only one Abby Wambach, so don't try to be like her | SBNation.com
She's the one player you'd never, ever tell your kids to emulate, and she'll never apologize for who she is.