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Tuesday’s Arizin: Saddiq Bey earns NBA Player of the Week honors (Feb. 16)

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The “news”:

Bey joins select company as Pistons rookie wins NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors | Detroit Pistons
Bey became the first Piston in quite some time to earn player of the week honors as a rookie.

Lower grad Matt Szczur signs minor-league deal with Cardinals | Baseball |
Matt Szczur, the 2007 Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate, Villanova football and baseball star, and former World Series champion, signed with the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

College basketball rankings: Top 6 stays intact in latest Power 36 |
The top and bottom of the list stay intact as several previously unranked teams jump into this week’s Power 36 from Andy Katz.

16 more things to know after the NCAA Top 16 reveal, plus some truly impressive numbers |
With the Top 16 revealed this week, the March Madness field remains fluid. Mike Lopresti is breaking down some of the unexpected things we may see in the next month.

This Week in the Big East: 2/15-2/21 - Big East Coast Bias
What you need to know this week!

Duke freshman Jalen Johnson opts out for remainder of season, declares for NBA Draft | Zagsblog
Pretty drastic move out of Durham, N.C.

Graceffo and Kingsbury lead a Villanova club aiming for a BIG EAST pennant ~ Philadelphia Baseball Review - Phillies News, Rumors and Analysis
The Villanova baseball program is looking to hit the 20-win mark for the first time since 2016.

Men's Soccer: Johns Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll - Villanova University
The freshman men's soccer player was recognized by the BIG EAST for his work in his college debut last weekend.

Women's Basketball: Wildcats Return to Action Against Butler Tuesday - Villanova University
The Lady 'Cats are coming off of a 13-day COVID pause and will be taking on Butler on Tuesday night, at 7 p.m. ET.

Boston College fires Men’s Basketball coach Jim Christian - BC Interruption
Some news out of the ACC. Boston College has fired men’s basketball coach Jim Christian after nearly seven seasons and a 78-132 record. Scott Spinelli will take over on an interim basis for the remainder of the season,...