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The Sun's Arizin: A big day for Villanova Basketball at Pearl Harbor

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The early season measuring stick game is finally here.

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! A weekend without Villanova hoops was odd (and somewhat refreshing without the added stress), but now the big game we've all been waiting for is here. Given how good the Big East looks this is just one of several tests throughout the year, but it certainly will be a March-like test in that the game presents an unfamiliar opponent in an unfamiliar gym.

Can't wait!

And now, the "news."

History and hopes: Villanova to play at Pearl Harbor | Philly.com
When Fox Sports reached out to Jay Wright and Villanova to see if they would be interested in playing a game at Pearl Harbor on the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack that began the involvement of the United States in World War II, Wright was all in.

Villanova/Oklahoma: Three Keys | City of Basketball Love
Villanova sits at 7-0, ranked No. 8 in the Associated Press top-25, and will look to earn a signature win against Oklahoma, who is 5-0 and ranked No. 6 in the poll. The two teams will face off Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. on FS1.

Jay Wright: 'Perfect timing' for Villanova to face OU | 'The Herd'
Jay Wright discusses the upcoming Top 10 matchup between Oklahoma and Villanova.

Oklahoma basketball: Sooners head to Hawaii to face Villanova | OUDaily.com
No. 6 Oklahoma is in Hawaii Monday to face No.8 Villanova on the 74th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Five Schools Recruiting Lonnie Walker the Hardest | MadeHoops
He has visited Villanova and has four schools in mind that he plans on visiting.

Mens Track & Field Wins Four Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational | Villanova.com
Villanova began the 2015-16 indoor track & field season on a high note by hosting the Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The meet was held at Alumni Gym on the Haverford College campus and the Wildcats won four different events on a successful day overall. The first place finishes came in the 60 meters, the Mile, the pole vault and the shot put.

Women's Basketball Downs Sacramento State Behind Alex Louins 24 Points | Villanova.com
The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Sacramento State Hornets,78-54, Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Cal Classic. Villanova now sits 5-2 on the year.

Record Breaking Day for the Villanova Women's Swim Team | Villanova.com
The Villanova womens swimming and diving team currently sits in third place with 509 points after day two of competition Saturday from the DeNunzio Pool after a record breaking performance from freshman Darby Goodwin.