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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for November 14th

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Timberwolves NBA draft profile: Saddiq Bey | FOX Sports
Could former Villanova forward Saddiq Bey be the answer for the Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 17 overall in the NBA draft?

Ranking the Top 100 And 1 best players in college basketball entering the 2020-21 season | CBSSports.com
The best players in the nation according to CBS Sports college basketball experts — and what you need to know about each one

Injuries have been a problem in Villanova’s preseason, and there’s always that COVID threat | Philly.com
Coach Jay Wright said starters Collin Gillespie and Justin Moore missed practice time with injuries, and guard Bryan Antoine is sidelined after injuring his surgically repaired shoulder.

Meet Villanova basketball’s 2021 class: Trey Patterson & co. | The Athletic
(Sub Req’d) Ten questions with Angelo Brizzi, Jordan Longino, Nnanna Njoku and Trey Patterson of Nova’s 2021 class, which is ranked No. 4 nationally.

2020-21 Big East Women’s Basketball Team Preview: Villanova Wildcats | Anonymous Eagle
The Wildcats have a new coach for the first time since the Carter administration. No, seriously.

College

Athlon Sports' 2020-21 NCAA Tournament Projections
College basketball fans missed out on March Madness in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 2020-21 season appears ready to start on Nov....

'Literally, totally, just euphoric': An oral history of the only March Madness in 2020, and the day COVID stopped it | Sporting News
This is the story of March 7 and its immediate aftermath, told through the experiences of those who made it so extraordinary, and, certainly not by choice, enduring.

Coronavirus shuts down Seton Hall men’s basketball program after positive COVID-19 tests | nj.com
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. More than 240,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19.

'Bubbleville' at Mohegan Sun will include almost 40 teams and 45 games in 11 days | CBSSports.com
The story on how a Connecticut casino wound up being the most populated college basketball spot to start the season

College basketball preseason poll Top 25 team outlooks | USA Today
USA TODAY announced its preseason men's basketball top 25 coaches poll with Baylor leading. Here's a preview of all the teams included on the list.

Ivy League cancels winter sports season, delays spring play, sources say | ESPN
The Ivy League is canceling winter sports for the 2020-21 season, sources told ESPN, while also postponing spring sports until at least the end of February and not playing fall sports during the spring semester.

Expert predictions for Final Four, 2021 NCAA Tournament champion | CBSSports.com
With the 2020-21 college basketball season almost here, our experts give their predictions for the Final Four and title winner