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Friday’s Arizin: Daily links for Nov. 11

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Happy Friday! For the second time this season, it’s officially game day! Check out Ryan Dunigan’s preview of Friday night’s game vs. Temple, if you haven’t already.

Here are your links to start off the day:

Keep Josh Hart? A back-hallway scene tells the answer: Trail Blazers mailbag, Part II - The Athletic
Plus, Jason Quick’s insight on Shaedon Sharpe, Jerami Grant and relationships with the front office.

Josh Hart at the heart of Trail Blazers’ early success -
With passion, defense and unselfishness, Hart has become essential to the Blazers’ success.

Villanova Basketball's Kyle Neptune Takes Over for Jay Wright | Main Line Today
Can new head coach Kyle Neptune pick up where Jay Wright left off with Villanova University's men's basketball team?

Villanova's Maddy Siegrist stars in Poughkeepsie homecoming at Marist
The Villanova star, who grew up in Poughkeepsie, scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Villanova's 60-38 win against the Red Foxes. Siegrist dreamed of playing for Marist as a child.

Podcast: Maddy Siegrist is unguardable, Aneesah Morrow is elite Big East | The Next Hoops
This episode features host Howard Megdal catching up with The Next's Big East correspondent Tee Baker to talk all things Big East Conference.

Gonzaga vs Michigan State leads college basketball opening weekend - Sports Illustrated
The schedule picks up starting with an aircraft carrier matchup Friday. Here are five games to watch.

Bleacher Report: Ranking top 50 prospects as college basketball tips off |
With the college season starting, Jonathan Wasserman updates his Big Board with the top 50 2023 Draft prospects.

CBS Sports ranks the Top 25 and 1 coaches in college basketball for 2022-23 - On3
CBS Sports' panel of experts ranked the Top 25 and 1 coaches in college basketball as the 2022-23 season gets underway.

Should I stay or should I go? How NIL is making this The Year of the Big Man in college basketball
With the NBA devaluing big men, back-to-the-basket centers are finding it more lucrative to stay in college.

Scouting college basketball's best NBA prospects outside the power conferences
The college basketball season is now only days away and, as part of our preview, we will be breaking down the best potential NBA prospects by conference.

Our pre-season

The 20 most influential college basketball games of the 2000s: Virginia vs. UMBC, Villanova vs. UNC, more - The Athletic
Seth Davis looks back at the games that meant the most to the last 22 years of men's college basketball.

Jalen Brunson Makes Julius Randle's Life Easier | The Knicks Wall
The Knicks' addition of Jalen Brunson is already benefiting Julius Randle, who can focus on quality over quantity on offense now.

Mikal Bridges responds, steps up for Suns in win vs. Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns wing Mikal Bridges played on Wednesday like he heard the noise of someone needing to step up on offense.

Volleyball: Wildcats Pick Up Five-Set BIG EAST Win As Steinbach Gets No. 250 - Villanova University
The Villanova volleyball team picked up its fourth BIG EAST win on Thursday night, taking down the Georgetown Hoyas in five sets.

Women's Basketball Hits the Road to Princeton Friday - Villanova University
Villanova returns to action on Friday, Nov. 11, with a road game at No. 25 Princeton. Both teams enter play with 1-0 records.

2022 FIFA World Cup: Gregg Berhalter unveils USMNT final 26-player roster - Stars and Stripes FC
Here is the group heading to Qatar to represent the Stars & Stripes.