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Monday’s Arizin: ‘Cats are back! (Jan. 4)

After a COVID-related pause, the Villanova men’s basketball team is back.

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Back to work, but at least we’ve got some good news to kick off the first full week of 2021!

The VIllanova Wildcats announced that they had their first in-person practice on Sunday and that the team will be back in time for its first game in nearly two weeks against DePaul on Tuesday.

Villanova is currently 8-1 overall and 3-0 in Big East play. The Blue Demons are 1-2 overall and 0-2 in conference play. We’ll have more from Jay Wright later today, so keep an eye out for a story to drop this afternoon or tonight!

The rest of the “news”:

Wildcats Resume Basketball Activities - Villanova University Athletics
The men’s basketball team is back in action, the program announced on Sunday.

Here's where recent national champions were ranked on January 1 |
Let's project forward to the 2021 NCAA Tournament by looking back at recent national champions and where they stood on Jan. 1.

Saturday's Women's Basketball Game with Georgetown Postponed - Villanova University Athletics
VILLANOVA, PA. -- Today's Big East women's basketball game between Villanova and Georgetown has been postponed. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution

Villanova Women's Basketball Will Travel to DePaul on Monday - Villanova University Athletics
Last second agreement for the Lady 'Cats, who found out on Sunday that they'll now be playing at DePaul on Monday after a scheduling postponement.

Villanova Women Have Game Postponed on Jan. 9 - Villanova University Athletics
The BIG EAST Conference announced the postponement of a trio of women's basketball games, including Villanova's scheduled game at Marquette on Jan. 9.

5 Big East basketball storylines heading into 2021: Seton Hall, Villanova, UConn and more -
Here are 5 storylines heading into 2021.

Big East Basketball: 2020-21 power rankings heading into New Year | Busting Brackets
After non-conference play, Big East Basketball is starting to come into form. How do the teams stack as the league turns the page to the new year?

Why Eric Paschall more comfortable playing with Warriors' second unit | Yahoo Sports
After starting the first couple of games with the Warriors, Paschall has been moved to the bench.

College basketball rankings: Top-ranked Gonzaga begins conference play in pursuit of undefeated season -
The No. 1 Zags start their WCC schedule Saturday vs. San Francisco, which has pulled off a big upset this season