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  1. If you haven’t been paying attention, No. 10 Villanova is really good at basketball right now

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    They're so good, they miraculously found -- and then won -- the lost city of Atlantis. ... We're pretty sure. (USA Today Images)

    Coming into the season, this Sunday’s Villanova-La Salle game figured to be a clash between the city’s two best teams, with the Explorers — coming off a Sweet 16 berth in 2012-13 — maybe even holding the slight edge. But after a month-and-a-half, one thing has become clear: Villanova is by far the best team…

  2. Photos: The giant owl eyes now painted on the Liacouras Center wall are pretty menacing

    Dec 5, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    A few days back, Temple started teasing that it had something planned in the way of a new paint job for the Liacouras Center. They revealed the makeover last night, featuring a massive set of owl eyes painted on what used to be the plain gray wall behind the student section. Given how dark it…

  3. Your 2013-14 City 6 College Basketball Season Preview

    Nov 7, 2013, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The city’s first Big 5 game tips off Saturday night, when Temple meets Penn at the Palestra. Also on Saturday, La Salle hosts Manhattan, St. Joe’s visits Vermont. Villanova gets going Friday night against Lafayette, and Drexel takes on No. 22 UCLA at midnight ET (Friday into Saturday). Zeitlin’s going to be back tomorrow with…