Pregame notes: UConn at Villanova

A few quick items of note from the Wells Fargo Center:

* We just learned that Shabazz Napier (foot) is unlikely to play tonight. He hasn’t practiced the past two days and was not warming up with the team an hour ago.

Of course, everyone on Twitter jumped all over the “foot in the mouth” jokes. Napier had some choice words for teammates after Saturday’s 15-point loss to Marquette.

* Also, no decision was reached today on UConn’s 2013 NCAA Tournament fate. The Committee on Academic Performance met, but did not take any action, an NCAA official said. The matter — data collection for APR — will be discussed at the next meeting, which takes place from April 23-25.

* Also, UConn really, really needs a win. Its tournament resume isn’t looking so hot, in my opinion.