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Tuesday’s Arizin: Daily links for Mar. 9

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One day away from tipping off the Big East Tournament.

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The “news”:

Collin Gillespie's future: Stay at Villanova or enter 2021 NBA draft? | Philadelphia Inquirer
Might Gillespie return to Villanova? Another year in school will mean less career earnings.

(Subscription required) Chris Arcidiacono gave Villanova the spark it was looking for after losing guards to injury – The Athletic
The Wildcats took what appeared to be a blowout loss on the road and came within one made 3-pointer of leaving the arena victorious.

(Subscription required) College basketball awards: Top player, coach, freshman, more in ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC – The Athletic
Seth Davis gives out his awards in each of the power-six conferences.

College basketball: Oklahoma State, Virginia rise; Villanova stumbled | USA Today
Loyola-Chicago, Alabama also notch important victories a week out from Selection Sunday. Florida State loses outright ACC regular-season title.

College basketball conference tournaments 2021: Storylines, schedule, predictions, bubble teams in action - CBSSports.com
Previewing the major conference tournaments headlining the week as Selection Sunday fast approaches

(Subscription Required) Sean Miller, Archie Miller, Scott Drew and more: Who to watch on the college basketball coaching carousel – The Athletic
Seth Davis on what he is hearing about 20 key names to watch as the hot seat warms on certain college basketball coaches.

College basketball rankings: Illinois is top team in Big Ten, jumps Michigan for No. 3 in Top 25 And 1 - CBSSports.com
The Illini closed the season more impressively than the Wolverines and moved ahead of them in the CBS Sports rankings

When will college sports actually start holding people accountable? - Sports Illustrated
The Les Miles scandal is yet another example of college athletics prioritizing football over anything else, NFL free agency and more.

College basketball rankings: See who made the biggest jumps in Andy Katz's final Power 36 of the regular season | NCAA.com
Baylor played its way back into the second slot for the final Power 36 of the regular season.

Women's Basketball: Villanova Falls to Connecticut in BIG EAST Semifinals - Villanova University
The Wildcats' time at the Big East Tournament came to an end after a one-sided loss to UConn.

Men's Soccer: Williams Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll - Villanova University
Villanova's Carson Williams was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll Monday

Softball: Paige Rauch Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll - Villanova University
The versatile senior got a nod from the Big East for her play this past week.

Baseball: Gordon Graceffo Named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week - Villanova University
His week was highlighted by a complete game shutout of Hofstra.

Women's Soccer: McClay Garners BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week Honors - Villanova University
For the second straight week, the junior transfer picked up goalkeeper of the week honors.

Men’s Cross Country Earns At-Large Selection to NCAA Championships - Villanova University
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Fresh off a third place finish in a close race at the BIG EAST Championships last week, the Villanova men's cross country team was an at-large

Water Polo: Balanced Scoring Effort Leads Wildcats Over Mount St. Mary’s, 21-4 - Villanova University
After a pair of close matches to start the weekend, Villanova (2-1) rolled to a dominant 21-4 victory over Mount St. Mary's at home.

Baseball: Kingsbury Fans 11 As Wildcats Defeat Hofstra 3-1 - Villanova University
He gave up one run in the Wildcats' win.

Softball: Wildcats Walk It Off Against Hofstra In Game Two 5-4 - Villanova University
Ally Jones came through in the clutch for the 'Cats over the weekend.

Men's Lacrosse: Villanova Defeats Providence 11-8 on Sunday Afternoon - Villanova University
Led offensively by a career high day from Eric Overbay the Villanova Wildcats picked up their second conference win of the season.

Field Hockey: Overtime Goal Carries Wildcats Past Temple 2-1 - Villanova University
Emily Clarke scored in overtime to give the Wildcats the win over their Big 5 rivals on Sunday.