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The Sun's Arizin: Villanova Volleyball's Gabby Pethokoukis wins Most Courageous Award

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HERO.

Happy Game Day, 'Nova Nation! Let me take a quick break from basketball though to call out a story that you may or may not have heard before. Villanova Volleyball's Gabby Pethokoukis won a Most Courageous Award for her battle with cancer, and I wanted to make sure everybody knew about this incredible fight.

Once you dry the tears, amp yourself up for tonight's game.

And now, the "news."

Villanova volleyball star Gabby Pethokoukis has courageous outlook | Philly.com
At one point, all Gabby Pethokoukis really wanted out of life was to "just start feeling normal again." Sounds simple enough. But maybe not when you've been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer near the end of your sophomore year at Villanova. A cancer that most often is diagnosed in people from Africa, and people over 40.

Wildcats Return to Pavilion to Host Creighton | Villanova.com
Villanova will be back on its home court at the Pavilion Wednesday night to host Creighton (14-8 overall, 5-4 BIG EAST). (CBS Sports Network/610 Sports Radio WTEL).

Tony Bennett alludes to Villanova game scheduling | Streaking The Lawn
It sounds like the return leg is going to be during conference season during each team's bye week. Fun!

Bracketology: Maryland, Oregon are pushing their way up the NCAA Tournament bracket | SBNation.com
The Ducks and Terps join the two seeds in Chris Dobbertean's Tuesday bracket, while Villanova is holding strong as the #1 seed in the East.

College Basketball Power Rankings | ESPN
Most conferences are up for grabs. That's just how things are working this season.

Bubble Watch returns to make sense of a mad and deranged season | ESPN
Who's in and who's out of the NCAA Tournament?