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The Sun's Arizin: The Hawk Is Still Dead

And now all eyes point to Hawaii.

Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaay! The Hawk is still dead, although there may have been a bit of reanimation last night. They actually did put up some fight. I just shudder to think what happens to them when DeAndre Bembry heads to the NBA after this season. There isn't much in the cupboard.

So now we turn our eyes to Hawaii, where Villanova will take on Oklahoma in a Top 10 matchup next Monday (be cool against Central Arkansas, Sooners! Be cool!)

And now, the "news."

With 'off the chart' intangibles, a savvy 'Nova squad handles St. Joe's | City of Basketball
Phil Martelli hates saying it, but it's true.

Bridges makes a splash in his Big 5 debut | City of Basketball Love
With each game he's getting better, and he dropped a career-high in his first Holy War.

Instant Replay: No. 8 Villanova 86, St. Joe's 72 | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
No. 8 Villanova got a fight from St. Joe's in the annual Holy War before eventually pulling away for an 86-72 win on Tuesday night.

No. 8 Villanova gets by St. Joe's behind strong shooting | PhillyVoice
Behind a strong shooting display and 18 points apiece from forward Kris Jenkins and guard Josh Hart, No. 8 Villanova defeated Philadelphia rival Saint Joseph's 86-72 in the 73rd installment of the "Holy War."

Defense is making Villanova the most ruthlessly efficient team in college basketball -
The Wildcats are the surprise No. 1 team in KenPom's rankings.

Brunson off to fine start at Villanova | Chicago Daily Herald
Villanova freshman and former Stevenson star Jalen Brunson was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NIT Season Tipoff championship.

The Walsh Endowment's Impact for Villanova Golf Will Last a Lifetime |
The $250,000 Walsh endowment was established to benefit the Villanova golf program. Since the program does not have scholarships, the money is currently used for travel and other various expenses.

Report: Temple’s Matt Rhule stops talking to Missouri | CollegeFootballTalk
The search for a new coach at Missouri continues, and apparently one candidate has backed away from the pursuit. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple head coach Matt Rhule has turned taken himself out of the mix for the job at Missouri, which likely means Rhule will stay put in South Philly duri...