We finish up our season preview today by talking about what game we are most looking forward to watching and/or attending this season. In a year where we are decided underdogs, sleepers, or whatever you want to call us, it sets the stage for some great potential victories.
Certainly, the game in late February on Big Mondy at The Well against Connecticut should be electric. The Huskies, barring significant injuries (Editor's note: or suspensions in Ryan Boatwright's case), will undoubtedly be a top 5-10 team at that point in the year, so it's tough to go wrong with that choice. I am also particularly pumped for the trip to Madison Square Garden in January to play St. John's - NYC always provides a great crowd and lots of Villanova alumni in the best basketball arena in the world.
Missouri at the Garden, UConn at The Well are my top two. I think I should be at both games and think they should be crucial wins at crucial times. Mizzou is out biggest chance a a big-time OOC win to add to our RPI and UConn should bring a packed house to downtown Philly for a game that has major Big East and postseason implications.
Since I'm now a New York City resident, Missouri and St. John's at The Garden are the two I'm looking forward to most because I know I will be at the games. NYC is the top alumni base outside of Philly so we should get great support for both games as we always do at MSG. For games in Philadelphia, UConn is the easy answer. I'll do everything in my power to be at that one. For road contests, easily Pitt. I don't like them one bit and would crawl through broken glass to get a win at the PEC.
Which games are you most looking forward to watching this season? Are you planning on attending any games? Discuss in the comments!