Villanova hosts the Bucknell Bison tonight in the season-opener for both teams. Last time out saw the 'Cats destroy District of Columbia in an exhibition game - a game that saw Maalik Wayns and Corey Fisher flourish in the post-Scottie Reynolds era.
The Bison have thrived in the underdog role this decade, knocking off the Kansas Jayhawks in 2005 and the Arkansas Razorbacks in 2006. Jay Wright is currently 5-0 as a coach against his alma mater, with 'Nova taking the last meeting 70-64 in 2007.
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: The Pavilion in Villanova, PA
Radio: Eagle 107 (107.3 WEGH FM) and SportsJuice.com
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The long and lonely off-season is over on Friday when the Villanova Wildcats take the court against Coach Jay Wright's alma mater, Bucknell University.
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Losing All-American guard Scotty Reynolds to graduation might seem like something that could sink Villanova into the middle of the pack in the loaded Big East. But Wright knows how to collect talent, and in guards Corey Fisher and Corey Stokes, Wright has plenty of backcourt skills.
LET'S GO NOVA!