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Wednesday’s Arizin: The Cardiac ‘Cats

Villanova survives a brutal first half to bounce Creighton while Providence escapes Milwaukee with a W

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Happy Hump Day, ‘Nova Nation! Brendan had an eventful day today so unfortunately he was unable to get this post up this morning. No worries, I (Catherine) am a team player. Real glue girl.

I imagine everyone is having a slow day after staying up late to watch Villanova come back to clip Creighton last night. I suggest everyone take a leisurely lunch with a strong cup of coffee and enjoy the below links.

Villanova defeats Creighton

Creighton men's basketball goes cold, has home winning-streak snapped in loss to No. 16 Villanova |
Creighton’s offense went cold down the stretch and the Jays squandered a double-digit lead in a 64-59 defeat to No. 16 Villanova Tuesday night. The loss snapped CU’s 15-game home

No. 16 Villanova 64, Creighton 59: Stats, highlights and reaction from the Wildcats’ bounce-back win | The Inquirer
The Wildcats were ice cold from three-point range once again, and the Bluejays found the scoring easier in the paint than from their usual location at the three-point arc.

Men's Basketball Suffers 64-59 Loss to #16 Villanova | Creighton University Athletics
The Creighton men's basketball team went cold down the stretch, hitting just two field goals over the final seven minutes, as the Bluejays fell to No. 16 Villanova 64-59 on Tuesday, Jan. 7th.

Creighton falls to 16th ranked Villanova in heartbreaker | KMTV
The Creighton men's basketball team led 16th ranked Villanova for nearly the entire game but the Jays couldn't close the deal as the Wildcats won, 64-59 on Tuesday night in Omaha.

Photos: Creighton basketball hosts Villanova |
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Creighton goes cold, Villanova steals lead in closing moments to upend Bluejays |
The Bluejays led most of the game but only scored two points in the final three-plus minutes to stumble to No. 16 Villanova.

Strong Defense Carries Cats Past Creighton 64-59 | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova rallied past Creighton 64-59 on Tuesday night in Omaha.

Big 5

Drexel the winner of the week, and other City 6 observations | The Inquirer
For a three-day stretch, Drexel was king of the city, as all the Big 5 schools fell flat.

Saint Joseph’s came up short against Dayton, but Billy Lange’s rebuild took another step forward | Mid-Major Madness
Is The Daly Show enough?

NBA Wildcats

Phoenix Suns: Versatility key for Mikal Bridges playing more | AZ Central
Mikal Bridges continues to find ways to see action for the Phoenix Suns whether it's playing the four or three, two or one.

Villanova Athletics

MAAC Announces 2020 Water Polo Conference Play Schedule | Villanova University Athletics
EDISON, NJ (Jan. 7, 2020) – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has released the 2020 water polo conference play schedule.

The Rest of College Basketball

Roy Williams calls UNC team 'least gifted I've ever coached' | ESPN
Still frustrated after a loss Sunday to Georgia Tech, Roy Williams called his struggling Tar Heels squad the least gifted he has ever coached.

10 can't-miss men's basketball conference matchups to circle this winter |
These are the best men's basketball conference matchups this season.

RECAP: Providence Friars 81, Marquette Golden Eagles 80 (OT) | Anonymous Eagle
The Golden Eagles fail to capitalize coming off their big win on Saturday.

Bubble Watch: We’re back, and we’re going to need a bigger boat | The Athletic
The depth in the Big Ten and the Big East has made for an unusually large bubble.

Depth has Big East in good shape in early NCAA Tournament bracket projections | The Inquirer
The Big East has six teams in ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi's latest projections. Villanova comes in as a 5 seed, second behind Butler's No. 1.

These are the toughest remaining games for undefeated San Diego State and Auburn |
There are just two undefeated college basketball teams left in the country — Auburn and San Diego State. Here's the toughest remaining game for each school.