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Friday’s Arizin: Daily links for Dec. 2

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Happy Friday! Here are your links to start the day:

'Special' Big 5 doubleheader at the Palestra feels rather ordinary | City of Basketball Love
The city of Philadelphia was treated to a Big 5 doubleheader for the first time in six years and just the third time this century (2004, 2016, 2022). Those looking for a revival of the past came away disappointed. The teams were the same, the venue as well but the atmosphere didn’t even compare to the one six years ago when Temple, La Salle, St. Joe’s and Penn last met up for a double header at the Palestra.

City 6 Roundup: Six players off to strong starts (and three who aren't) | City of Basketball Love
Nearly a month into the college basketball season, Philadelphia has already shown why many describe it as the country’s best college basketball city. The City 6 is always loaded with talented players from Philadelphia and elsewhere who make huge impacts for their respective teams.

Test your knowledge of Philly’s Big 5 history with our quiz | Philly Inquirer
From legendary players to Hall of Fame coaches, test your Philly hoops knowledge with this Inquirer quiz ahead of Wednesday Big 5 doubleheader at the Palestra.

College basketball power rankings: Purdue's undefeated start puts it ahead of Houston, Virginia, Texas, UConn -
Matt Norlander's season debut of his Hey Nineteen rankings gives a fresh look to the best and hottest teams in November

How Did Portland State University Win a College Basketball Game by 83 Points? | Willamette Week
NCCAA school Portland Bible garnered some buzz in its game against Portland State.

College basketball power rankings: Rip it up and start again - The Athletic
Purdue rises to the top of Eamonn Brennan's power rankings after a dominant weekend in Portland.

Matt Campbell Featured On Inside Lacrosse Countdown of Top 50 Men’s Players For 2023 Season - Villanova University
Fifth-year midfielder Matt Campbell (Madison, N.J.) was featured by Inside Lacrosse this week in its countdown of the top 50 collegiate men's lacrosse players.

Women's Basketball: Home Opener Brings Top-25 Showdown with No. 13 Creighton - Villanova University
It will be a match-up of two Top 25 teams when the No. 25 Villanova Wildcats play host to the No. 13 Creighton Bluejays in Villanova's home opener on Friday, Dec. 2.