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Tuesday’s Arizin: Daily Links for Feb. 9

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The “news”:

Tom Konchalski, the ultimate New York basketball scout and low-tech fountain of knowledge, dies at 74 | Newsday
Although he was based in the NYC-area, Konchalski was one of the top scouts from Division I to III college basketball. Jay Wright offers some insight for a well-known and trusted source among college coaches.

(Subscription Required) The History of the NCAA’s argument before the Supreme Court | The Athletic
The NCAA’s argument against compensating athletes, which will go before the Supreme Court this spring, is rooted in class discrimination.

Bracketology: Blue bloods struggle, ‘Nova still a No. 1 seed | CBS Sports
Not looking too hot for those traditional blue bloods, according to CBS Sports, but the ‘Cats hang on to a No. 1 seed despite loss to St. John’s.

Jermaine Samuels named Big 5 player of the week | Villanova Athletics
It was another big week for Big Game Jermaine.

Men’s Basketball: Gillespie named a candidate for Senior CLASS Award | Villanova Athletics
The senior point guard is one of 60 candidates, and just one of 30 men’s basketball nominees.

Women’s Basketball: Mortensen lands on Big East Honor Roll | Villanova Athletics
Her big performance in the Lady ‘Cats lone game of the week against Providence was enough to land her a spot.

Softball: Wildcats tabbed as Big East preseason favorite | Villanova Athletics
With 15 returning players, including 2019 Big East Player of the Year Paige Rauch, the ‘Cats are primed for a big season.