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The year of Villanova continues!

Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! Some alumni news today, including a great feature on our guy Kyle Lowry and the work he put in to bounce back and take the Raptors to the ECF. Things are just going Villanova's way lately.

In other news, Syracuse is renovating their arena too. And they're spending a lot more money to do it, it would appear.

And now, the "news."

Kyle Lowry showed up when the Raptors needed him most | SBNation.com
Lowry overcame his playoff struggles to lead the Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history -- and he's going to have to keep it up if the Raptors are going to stand a chance against the Cavaliers.

Villanova's Class of 2016 has much to celebrate | Main Line Media News
It was a day of celebration at Villanova University, though the graduation was inside the Pavilion. Afterwards, the sun shone brightly on graduates conferred with degrees.

DeAndre' Bembry, Josh Hart to worked out for Sixers on Monday | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
St. Joe's DeAndre' Bembry and Villanova's Josh Hart are among the players who participated in the Sixers' first pre-draft workouts on Monday.

Arcidiacono Wins Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award | Villanova.com
Ryan Arcidiacono is the 2016 winner of the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee award, being presented on May 16 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wildcats' Director of Student-Athlete Development Mike Nardi will accept the award in Arcidiacono's name.

Jordan Tucker continues to add in major interest and has two June visits planned | Scout ($)
Tucker's visit has been pushed back to June, but is on the docket.

Jordan Tucker headlines the top performers from EYBL Session III | Scout
Speaking of Tucker, he flashed an improved all around game this past weekend in Virginia in his best performance to date.

Nike EYBL Session III: Who stood out? | ESPN ($)
Kevin Knox is showing that he can play both inside and out and is being chased after by the elite in college basketball.

Syracuse Orange's Carrier Dome to receive roof repairs | ESPN
Syracuse will spend more than $200 million to fix the Carrier Dome roof, make other improvements.