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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova Basketball Links for May 12, 2020

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Eric Dixon ready to take next step at Villanova | The Intelligencer
Abington’s all-time leading scorer was a redshirt with the Wildcats this past season and spent his time preparing for the future with the program. Sitting on the bench and watching is not something Eric Dixon had a lot of practice with in his basketball career.

On this Mother’s Day, Jalen Brunson revealed that his mom is his best friend | Mavs.com
Jalen Brunson has had dozens of teammates since he started playing basketball. And it didn’t take long for the Dallas Mavericks’ guard to reveal his most important teammate of them all. His mom – Sandra Brunson.

Parx Casino NCAA Basketball Daily X Bet — Can Villanova win a third title in six years? | Bettor Insider
Many publications have Villanova as either the top team heading into the 2020-21 season, or inside the top five. Can Jay Wright pull off another run to a title? Parx has Villanova listed as the third favorite (+900) behind Baylor (+800) and Gonzaga (+800), but the Daily X Bet until Tuesday night has the Wildcats boosted to +1100.

Topsail athletic director Chuck Kornegay | The Dispatch
The former star at Southern Wayne High School in Dudley made a name for himself at Villanova University, winning a pair of Big East championships and playing in the NCAA Tournament all three years he was with the Wildcats.

Ryan Arcidiacono, now with Chicago Bulls, waits for NBA season to resume | Inquirer
A key member of the Wildcats’ 2016 national championship team, Arcidiacono said he hasn’t picked up a basketball in almost a month.

Tony Chennault Selected as Recipient of the Villanova University Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Medal | Villanova University
The Villanova University Alumni Association (VUAA) has named alumnus and former Villanova men’s basketball player Tony Chennault ’14 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), as its 2020 Young Alumni Medal recipient. The award honors alumni who have made outstanding contributions to one or more areas of society, including professional, academic and service to the University.

BIG EAST

Big East: If campuses are not open, we will not play sports | Yahoo
Finally, someone is making some sense here.

NCAA News

The NCAA overhauls the NET ratings used to build the March Madness bracket | CBSSports.com
What you need to know about the changes coming to the NCAA NET ratings.