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Thursday’s Arizin: Daily links for March 25

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The “news’:

(Sub Req'd) Chris Arcidiacono is finally out of his brother’s shadow and growing into his role at Villanova | The Athletic
Injuries opened the door for Arcidiacono, who has performed well and now faces his biggest challenge: a meeting with No. 1 seed Baylor. (Subscription Required)

Villanova's versatile Jeremiah Robinson-Earl does it all for the Wildcats | Bucks County Courier Times
The versatile 6-foot-9 sophomore has primarily played in the frontcourt for Villanova, but he filled in nicely at point guard when Jay Wright needed him

Underdog ‘Cats? Pick against Villanova at your own peril | Yahoo Sports
If the Wildcats don’t feel like underdogs in the bracket, there’s good reason. The Wildcats were 2-point ‘dogs to Kansas in the 2016 Elite Eight game and again in the title game vs. North Carolina. Bet against them at your peril.

(Subscription required) Ranking the 40 best available college basketball transfers and high school recruits | The Athletic
Hundreds of players are already in the transfer portal, and that number will probably keep rising over the next few months. The NCAA is still expected to approve the one-time transfer waiver, meaning a player who hasn’t already transferred will be immediately eligible at his new school. There has never been more freedom of movement in college basketball. Of course, some top high school players remain on the market as well.

The college basketball transfer apocalypse is upon us, and it’s not the end of the world | News Observer
Walker Kessler is just the first. He will not be the last. The transfer market Mike Krzyzewski predicted would become “the wild, wild west” is upon us. And everything’s going to be OK.

Top 10 available prospects in the transfer portal | 247 sports
Ten transfers to keep an eye on.

Senior savvy: Experience shines through in NCAA Tournament | AZ Family
Love for seniors in the NCAA Tournament.

Sweet 16 schedule, scores, bracket, and more | CBS Sports
A look at the bracket. Unfortunately no Friday games.

Five bold predictions for the Sweet 16 | USA TODAY
Now that the smoke has cleared, we have a feel for each of the 16 teams remaining. A look at some bold predictions for the rest of the tournament.

Injured Gillespie still contributing to Wildcats’ tourney run | Delco Times
The senior point guard might be hurt, but he’s still playing a big role behind the scenes.

Former Villanova football player facing additional charges | FOX 29 Philly
After previously being charged with attempted sexual assault, Elijah Solomon is facing even more charges.

Villanova in unfamiliar territory ahead of matchup with top-seeded Baylor | CBS Philly
The ‘Cats aren’t paying too much attention to the underdog label.

Men’s Soccer: Saturday match against St. John’s postponed | Villanova Athletics
The game will be rescheduled for April 7, due to COVID issues at St. John’s.