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Tuesday’s Arizin: Jermaine Samuels, Big East Player of the Week (Jan. 26)

Shoutout to Samuels for picking up conference weekly honors!

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Happy Tuesday!

Jermaine Samuels was named the Big East Player of the Week, after a big game against Seton Hall followed up with a double-double against Providence. His two dunks alone against the Friars launched him into Player of the Week frontrunner.

The “news”:

March Madness: There can't be conference tournaments this year | New York Post
Conference tournament week is a highlight to every season. It gives every team a chance to dream. Big East Tournament quarterfinal Thursday is my third...

What happened after Mike Krzyzewski’s awkward exchange with student reporter | New York Post
Longtime Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski apologized to the student reporter whom some felt he patronized during a news conference over the...

Villanova Wildcats back to a No. 1 seed in ESPN’s mock NCAA Tournament bracket | Philadelphia Inquirer
While the Wildcats did not play for 27 days because of two pauses in team activities because of the coronavirus, Iowa took their place as a No. 1 seed for three days.

Women’s Basketball Returns to Action, Works Overtime for 81-78 Win over St. John’s - Villanova University
Five players scored in double figures for the 'Cats, led by Maddy Siegrist's 24 points.

Samuels Tabbed BIG EAST Player of the Week - Villanova University
Samuels named BIG EAST Player of the Week

College basketball: Baylor, Houston, Villanova win big; Kansas stumbles | USA TODAY
The Jayhawks are the lone upset so far Saturday as the rest of the teams in the Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll top 10 play true to form.

5 NCAA basketball teams on upset alert this week: Villanova in trouble? | FanSided
The Villanova Wildcats and the Minnesota Golden Gophers are among the top NCAA basketball teams on upset alert this week.

Five Stars this Week: Baylor, Villanova basketball earn big wins behind Butler, Gillespie - Sports Illustrated
Plus, praise for Florida State, Stanford and St. Bonaventure from the week that was in men's NCAA college basketball.