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Wednesday’s Arizin: Lady ‘Cats also on pause (Jan. 13)

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In an unfortunate bit of news, the Villanova women’s basketball team is now undergoing its own COVID-related pause. The team announced on Tuesday afternoon that it will miss its next three games: vs. Providence (Wednesday); at Connecticut (Saturday); and DePaul (Jan. 20). Those three games have been postponed. No makeup dates have been announced. The Lady ‘Cats are currently 8-2 overall and 3-2 in BIG EAST Conference play.

The “news”:

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