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Wednesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Mar. 24

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(Subscription Required) From A (Alabama) to V (Villanova): One question for every team in the men’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 – The Athletic
Three No. 1 seeds — Gonzaga, Baylor and Michigan — are left in what has been overall an upset-laden NCAA Tournament.

Five betting trends and odds to know about Villanova | Yahoo Sports
Villanova has advanced to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time under Jay Wright.

Villanova’s Chris Arcidiacono makes name for himself in March Madness | Philadelphia Inquirer
Ryan’s little brother is proving to be up to the task of replacing the injured Collin Gillespie at point guard for the Wildcats.

Villanova’s Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree stays involved with the team despite missing entire season with injuries | Philadelphia Inquirer
The Wildcats' 6-foot-9 senior forward and captain has missed the entire season with a left tibial stress fracture. But he is in constant contact with his teammates.

Top-seeded Baylor ready to run vs. No. 5 Villanova in Sweet 16 | Yahoo Sports
Despite falling to Oklahoma State in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament, Baylor has certainly shown it was more than deserving of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. After routing 16th-seeded Hartford 79-55, the Bears easily handled ninth-seeded Wisconsin 76-63. It will be Baylor's fifth Sweet 16 appearance in the last 12 years and its first since 2017.

Villanova Wildcats step up in 2021 NCAA Tournament in Collin Gillespie’s absence | Philadelphia Inquirer
The Wildcats played arguably their best game of the season in their 84-61 second-round win over North Texas. A date with No. 1 seed Baylor awaits in the Sweet 16.

2021 NCAA Tournament: Honoring the standout players from the first two rounds of a wild March Madness -
These are the NCAA Tournament stars who deserve some recognition for their performances

March Madness: Was the struggling Big Ten overrated all along? | Yahoo Sports
Nine Big Ten teams secured NCAA tournament bids on Selection Sunday, more than any other league in college basketball. Eight days later, Michigan is the only one still alive.

March Madness: Ranking the men's Sweet 16 teams from best to worst | USA TODAY
Gonzaga, Baylor and Alabama lead USA TODAY Sports' ranking of teams most likely to win the 2021 championship. But there are some surprises, too.

NCAA tournament 2021: What it was like Monday in downtown Indianapolis | Indy Star
This year's NCAA Tournament has brought hoops fans back to downtown Indianapolis. Fan perspectives on being at the NCAA Tournament.

As Brackets Get Busted, Low Seeds Enjoy N.C.A.A. Tournament Attention - The New York Times
Four double-digit seeds reached the round of 16 in the men’s tournament.

March Madness: Is this craziest NCAA men's tournament yet? | Yahoo Sports
With No. 15 Oral Roberts, No. 12 Oregon St. and No. 11 Syracuse all advancing on one side of the bracket (not to mention Loyola Chicago), this might be the most upset-laden bracket ever.

The NCAA tournament's second round brings tantalizing questions, from Cinderellas to the power of the Pac-12 |
After a first round featuring numerous double-digit seed Cinderellas and impressive showings from the Pac-12 and the state of Texas, the NCAA tournament's second round provides tantalizing questions.

Protesting players ask NCAA president Mark Emmert -- Why delay meeting until after March Madness? | ESPN
NCAA president Mark Emmert has informed a group of players who started a social media campaign to protest inequities in college sports that he will meet with them after the NCAA tournament.

NCAA March Madness drops the ball for women's basketball with sexism outrage | NBC
NCAA March Madness drops the ball for women's basketball with sexist weight room outrage. But a better weight room won't fix Title IX loopholes.

1 fun-to-watch player from every Sweet 16 team, ranked |
Before the 2021 NCAA tournament continues, correspondent Andy Katz ranked his favorite players on each team from this year's Sweet 16 field during the March 23 episode of the March Madness 365 podcast.

The unlikely, unpredictable 2021 Sweet 16, previewed |
Here are the essential things to know about the wildest collection of Sweet 16 teams since the NCAA tournament field expanded.

NCAA president won't meet with #NotNCAAProperty basketball players until after tournament | USA TODAY
The hashtag #NotNCAAProperty has exploded on social media. College basketball players want to talk about inequality between tournaments, NIL issues.

Women's Soccer: McClay and O'Neill Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors - Villanova University
Villanova had two players recognized by the BIG EAST when the league announced its weekly awards.

Softball: Trio of Wildcats Earn BIG EAST Recognition After 5-0 Week - Villanova University
Big week for Villanova softball, and some nice recognition for three Wildcats that paid a pivotal role in the undefeated stretch.

Baseball: Tyler Arella Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week - Villanova University
Senior starting pitcher Tyler Arella was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week and senior center fielder Chris Rotondo was named to the honor roll.

Women's Basketball: Villanova Falls to Delaware in WNIT Quarterfinals - Villanova University
The Villanova Wildcats saw their 2020-21 season come to an end on Monday night with a 77-70 loss to the Delaware Blue Hens in the quarterfinal

Softball Schedule Updates - Villanova University
TThe home softball series against Creighton on March 27-28 has been cancelled due to COVID issues and contact tracing within the Creighton softball program, and a game with Delaware was postponed.

Women’s Tennis Falls 4-3 in Tight Clash at Temple - Villanova University
Close one for the 'Cats.

Volleyball: Wildcats Fall in Three Sets at St. John’s - Villanova University
Villanova lost in straight sets.