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The Sun’s Arizin: Villanova News & Information for November 5th

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It’s Friday... time to share some Villanova and College Basketball stories from the interwebs...

Villanova Basketball Stories

Villanova's Brandon Slater kept his voice and is poised to breakout as a senior | Inquirer
From barely playing to now starting as a senior, Slater's decision to stay the course is paying dividends.

Villanova’s Collin Gillespie ready for his second chance | Washington Times
Villanova’s Collin Gillespie is ready to make the most of his second chance at a senior season. The injury ended his senior season early and prevented him from participating in the NCAA Tournament. Gillespie now is back as a fifth-year senior and feeling healthy again.

Get ready for the Villanova Basketball season with fresh new Nike gear!

Villanova’s depth up front has been hurt by injuries and illness | Inquirer
Fifth-year senior Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree will sit out the season after undergoing multiple leg surgeries. Freshman Nnanna Njoku has recovered from a concussion, but is suffering from dehydration.

On Longino, ‘He just had a whole bag of tricks offensively’ | The Athletic
What coaches think of Villanova guard Jordan Longino .. “We tried to have him not catch the basketball. If he caught the basketball we were in trouble.”

Villanova related College Basketball

BECB Asks: Who are the impact freshmen to watch? - Big East Coast Bias
We got together again to talk about some fantastic freshmen! Trey Patterson gets the nod.

ESPN to Present More Than 3,400 Games | ESPN Press Room U.S.
This includes Villanova against UCLA, Syracuse, and the Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

Syracuse Basketball: Three sneaky HUGE games this upcoming season | In the Loud House
There are some other sneaky HUGE matchups that come at key points this season... and Villanova is one of them.

100 Level Seats Now Available For Seton Hall vs. Villanova | Seton Hall University Athletics
Tickets in the 100 level are on sale now at $45 per seat and can be purchased by visiting

Former Penn State basketball coach Patrick Chambers joins La Salle staff as a volunteer | Inquirer
Chambers was let go by Penn State last year after a former player reported a racially offensive remark to him by the Nittany Lions coach.

Sports Illustrated Ranked Every Team In College Basketball | The Spun
We're a week out from the start of the college basketball season. Sports Illustrated ranked every single DIvision I school from 1 to 358. SI has Villanova at #10.

Penn State women’s basketball guard Kelly Jekot returns ready for 6th season | Penn State Basketball News |
After what looked to be a career-ending injury last season, graduate student guard Kelly Jekot is returning for one last ride with Penn State. The former Lady Wildcat suffered a similar injury at Villanova during her junior campaign when she tore her ACL in her right knee.

Projected order of finish, bold predictions, overrated and underrated teams |
Villanova is at the top again, but the big question is can the Big East rebound after one of its worst seasons in two decades?