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Wednesday’s Arizin: ‘Nova-UVA cancelled... (Dec. 16)

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The ‘Cats are looking for a new opponent.

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Due to COVID-related reasons, the Virginia Cavaliers will be unable to face off against the Villanova Wildcats. According to CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander, the Wildcats are moving on and looking for a new team to play.

Who should the Wildcats fill the gap with? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

In the meantime, “the news:”

Villanova Basketball

No. 7 Villanova vs. No. 17 Virginia Basketball Postponed Amid Pandemic | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Saturday’s scheduled men’s college basketball matchup between No. 7 Villanova and No. 17 Virginia has been postponed, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. As Rothstein noted, the “ Cavaliers have recently been on pause due to COVID-19...

Jay Wright 'really concerned' after Villanova women's team pauses due to COVID | Zagsblog
Drexel women's basketball team is on a COVID-related pause. The Dragons played Villanova on Sunday. With both of Villanova's basketball programs sharing the same facilities, would this affect the men's team?

Maddy Siegrist Named Big 5 Player of the Week - Villanova University Athletics
Villanova University sophomore forward Maddy Siegrist (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) has been named the Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week, in addition to earning a spot

Gillespie is Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week - Villanova University Athletics
Gillespie honored by Big Five and BIG EAST

2020-21 DI men’s college basketball milestone tracker | NCAA.com
NCAA.com is tracking notable milestones set during the 2020-21 men's college basketball season.

NBA Wildcats

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Mikal Bridges is already one of the premier defenders in the NBA. How can he make the leap to an All-Defensive team?

'He's an absolutely vital part': Pelicans' Josh Hart in line for big minutes this season | Pelicans | nola.com
As a senior in college, Josh Hart led Villanova in rebounding even though he was the Wildcats’ seventh-tallest player.

How Eric Paschall has impressed Damion Lee so far in Warriors camp | RSN
Damion Lee is seeing a lot of good things from his Warriors teammates so far in camp.

Jalen Brunson’s return will be a welcomed addition to the Mavericks’ backcourt - Mavs Moneyball
After a season-ending injury, Brunson is ready to fortify the Mavericks’ second unit.

College Basketball

Florida's Keyontae Johnson stable, breathing on his own, parents say
Gators forward Keyontae Johnson is now able to speak and his condition has been upgraded after he collapsed during a game Saturday.

10 surprising college basketball teams in 2020, ranked | NCAA.com
These are the teams that have turned heads through the first few weeks of the 2020-2021 college basketball season, ranked by NCAA.com's Andy Katz.

The recruitment of Philadelphia basketball Phenom Jalen Duren | Philly Sports Network
Jalen Duren could be next in line of Philadelphia basketball greats. He is ranked the number two player in the 2022 basketball class second..

Court Report: Games in a controlled environment a possibility for Big East, a PS5 leads to a catfish and more - CBSSports.com
Matt Norlander's weekly notebook of college basketball insider info returns with a smorgasbord of intel around the sport.