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Happy Wednesday and first day of the Big East Tournament! The “news”:

Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Chris Webber, Lauren Jackson, Jay Wright among 14 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalists | ESPN
Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Chris Webber, Michael Cooper, Lauren Jackson, Ben Wallace and Yolanda Griffith are among the finalists in the 2021 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, announced Tuesday on ESPN’s The Jump.

Sporting News’ 2020-21 college basketball All-Americans | Sporting News
Each of Sporting News’ 2020-21 All-America teams contains exceptional players who accomplished extraordinary things. But it was obvious who were this season’s best.

Drexel advances to men’s NCAA basketball tournament for first time in 25 years with CAA tourney win
Drexel might be left out of the Philly Big 5, but it is headed to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 25 years after defeating Elon 63-56 in the championship game of the Colonial Athletic Association tourney on Tuesday night.

Fox Sports analyst Donny Marshall talks all things Big East Tournament | NY Post
Fox Sports analyst and former basketball star at Connecticut and with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and Cavaliers Donny Marshall takes time for some Q&A...St. John’s, the Big East, and beyond...

Creighton reinstates Greg McDermott after ‘plantation’ reference | Yahoo Sports
Greg McDermott told his team after a loss last month that he needed “everybody to stay on the plantation.”

6 men’s college basketball conference tournament champions predicted | NCAA.com
Andy Katz predicts the winners of the Big 12, Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Pac-12 and Big East men’s college basketball conference championships.

College basketball power rankings: Oklahoma State into top 10, Oregon rises in final Hey 19 of season - CBSSports.com
The final edition of Matt Norlander’s power rankings this season also has Virginia back into the mix and Kansas jumping again

Villanova University athlete charged with attempted sexual assault | FOX 29 Philly
A 19-year-old Villanova University student has been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted sexual assault in a Sept. 2019 incident, Delaware County officials announced Tuesday.

The NCAA tournament can be a three-point defense lottery | John Gasaway
When Syracuse reached the 2013 Final Four, its four tournament opponents to that point had shot 15 percent on their threes. (Stephen D. Cannerelli) As strange as it may seem, the 2021 NCAA tournament will mark the first time the championship's been determined using the current three-point line. The line has of course been in…

Football: Rayjoun Pringle Named CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week - Villanova University
RICHMOND, VA. – CAA Football today announced its weekly award winners for week 3 of the spring football season. Villanova sophomore wide receiver Rayjoun Pringle

Volleyball: Salvador Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll - Villanova University
New York, N.Y.- Villanova graduate student Averi Salvador was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll as announced by the conference office Tuesday night.

Men's Lacrosse: Vitton Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week - Villanova University
Villanova junior goalkeeper Will Vitton was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after picking up the win in goal on Sunday at Providence.