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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Links for December 2nd

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We’re two days into December and Villanova is leaving Bubbleville (we think) with three wins in hand. Sit back and start your day with some links...

Most exciting players, teams in college basketball? | The Athletic
[Subscription Required] Our team of college basketball experts say which player or team they'd love to watch this season.

Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew tests positive for COVID-19; Bears still scheduled to play at Mohegan Sun -
Baylor's head coach tested positive on Friday but the program has no other positives as of Sunday night

College basketball 2020-21: The quick guide to an unusual season |
Here are the most compelling 2020-21 men's college basketball games in the early part of the season and which teams and individual players project to be among the best in the country.

N.J.’s Bobby and Danny Hurley are excited for college basketball, but uncertain how COVID-19 plays out -
Jersey City natives Bobby and Danny Hurley, who coach at Arizona State and UConn, respectively, are uncertain how many games will be postponed or canceled this season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Villanova University men's basketball roster analysis | Inquirer
The Wildcats' starters are guards Collin Gillespie and Justin Moore, and forwards Jermaine Samuels and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. Any one of four players could be a fifth starter and a sixth man.

Jay Wright likes the way his players have handled the uncertainty of the pandemic, can’t wait to play games | Inquirer
Wright worries about his players' mental health not being able to live the life of a typical college student. But he admires the mental toughness they've shown in preparing for a new season.

Wildcats' Collin Gillespie has proved doubters wrong | Inquirer
The Wildcats' star point guard had zero offers from Division I recruiters going into his senior year at Archbishop Wood. Fast forward four years, and he could be an NBA prospect.

College basketball rankings: Top 25 men’s teams, previewed by experts |
This is everything you need to know about the top 25 teams in men’s college basketball.

Bet on Villanova to win Big East | NY Post
Despite the loss of the Big East player of the year, Saddiq Bey, Villanova is primed to make another run at a national championship.

Ranking the best early-season tournaments and multi-team events |
The list is led by the Maui Invitational, the CBS Sports Classic and this week's Empire Classic

10 men's college basketball All-American candidates, ranked for 2020-21 |
These are 10 candidates who could be an All-American by the end of the 2020-21 college basketball season, ranked by's Andy Katz.

Gonzaga is college basketball's national title favorite | The Athletic
(Subscription Required) Gonzaga has a loaded roster that makes the Zags the favorite to win the national championship in 2021.

Villanova’s Wright says Bubbleville could work for Big East | WTOP
No. 3 Villanova is extending its stay in Connecticut’s “Bubbleville” and coach Jay Wright says the Big East might want to look at the…

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

How Mohegan Sun's Bubbleville set a template for how college basketball's season, and postseason, can work -
A casino in Connecticut has been the home of the closest thing to a true bubble college sports could ask for