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Thursday’s Arizin: Daily links for Mar. 11

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame :: Wayne Embry, George Raveling and Bill Russell Named Winners of 2020 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the winners of the 2020 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. Honored for their decades-long commitment to social justice, the 2020 award recipients are Wayne Embry, George Raveling and Bill Russell. The winners will be formally recognized in May 2020 at the during Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend at Mohegan Sun.

New Will D Cat Villanova Wildcats March Madness Mascot Bobblehead | FOCO
Limited edition bobblehead is numbered out of 2,021, costs $45 and ships to customers in April.

The excitement of the Big East Tournament remains the same for Villanova and its young players | Philadelphia Inquirer
The top-seeded Wildcats will be down two starters and only about 1,000 people will be in the seats, but coach Jay Wright said his younger players are excited and ready to play.

Chris Arcidiacono shows that hard work and patience pay off for Villanova | Philadelphia Inquirer
After playing 17 minutes the entire season, the younger brother of former Nova star Ryan Arcidiacono played a solid game Saturday against Providence after Justin Moore left with an injury

Chris Arcidiacono is getting his chance for Villanova in the Big East Tournament | Bucks County Courier Times
Injuries to Collin Gillespie and Justin Moore should result in Chris Arcidiacono making first Villanova start in the Big East Tournament.

2021 Big East Tournament Betting Breakdown, Odds and Picks - Villanova, St Johns, Creighton - Sports Illustrated
SI Gambling Insider Frankie Taddeo previews the futures odds and breaks down this week’s Big East tournament

College basketball best players: Ranking Top 50 in 2021 - Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated’s list of the best in the 2020-21 season.

One year after COVID-19 canceled the NCAA Tournament, the college basketball world is ready to dance again -
We’ve learned a lot since the world changed a year ago this week, including just how important March Madness is to us

The peculiar, compelling highlights from one week of college basketball conference tournaments |
The quick guide to the unexpected (and a couple expected) outcomes from the first week of the 2021 men’s DI college basketball conference tournaments.

Softball: Kennedy and Rauch Combine on Two-Hitter in 5-0 Win Over Saint Joseph’s - Villanova University
Junior starting pitcher Sara Kennedy (Newtown, Conn.) had a career-high nine strikeouts and combined with senior Paige Rauch (Windsor, N.Y.) for the win.

Women's Lacrosse: Bruno Nets Game Winner in Final Seconds vs. La Salle - Villanova University
In the final 20 seconds after the La Salle Explorers called timeout, junior Libby McKenna was able to pick off a cross pass from the Explorers offense and bring the ball down field. Once she cleared the ball, she dished it to Brittany Bruno for the game-winning goal.

Men's Soccer: Seton Hall Outlasts Wildcats 1-0 - Villanova University
Villanova dropped a 1-0 BIG EAST decision at Seton Hall on Wednesday evening

Golf: Wildcats Play Strong Final Round, Finish 12th at Donald Ross Collegiate Classic - Villanova University
Max Siegfried and Ambrose Abbracciamento each carded scores of even par in final round.