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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Wildcats news and links for February 24, 2015

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Daily Villanova links.

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! It's BIG EAST championship clinching day, as well as Senior Night. So if you're heading to the game make sure you get there early.

See y'all in the gamethread tonight.

And now, the "news."

Villanova hoping improved defense can help in the NCAA tournament | SI.com
Villanova's hopes to advance past the secnd weekend of the NCAA tournament this season may be bolstered by its improved defense.

Providence-Villanova Preview | FOX Sports
Villanova's outstanding 3-point shooting has helped it take aim at another Big East title, but its league-best defense is bracing for what should be a stiff test against the conference's top scorer.

Why the top No. 2 seed could be Selection Sunday's biggest loser | Yahoo Sports
That team may land in Kentucky's bracket because of the committee's emphasis on geography over competitive balance.

'Nova Lax new in Top 20 at #19 | Lacrosse Magazine
The Wildcats handled Penn State 11-7 on Saturday. Their only loss of the season, by three goals to Johns Hopkins, doesn't look so bad.

Eight things only 'Nova Nation would understand | FOX Sports
If you overlook the misspelling of "Arizin" and other grammatical faux pas, it's good for a laugh. "Eight things only a true Villanova Wildcats fan would know" about the school and its traditions.

Kevin Willard looks set to coach Seton Hall for another season, prepare yourself accordingly | South Orange Juice
Many fans are vocal about the need to change head coaches in South Orange. It doesn't look like that will be the case this spring.

Sporting KC hires Kacie McDonnell as SKCTV's new network host | Kansas City Kansan
McDonnell will anchor Sporting Kansas City's pregame and postgame shows and conduct in-game interviews from the sidelines during locally televised matches in 2015.

The Guy Who Plays The Sixers' New Mascot Hates Philly & The Sixers | Deadspin
This should end well.