Just four teams remain in the Big East Tournament, with semifinal action tipping off on Friday night.
#4 Providence Friars vs. #1 Villanova Wildcats
Time: 7pm ET
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Villanova beat the brakes off of Marquette to open the loaded quarterfinal schedule on Thursday, and Providence followed it up with a workmanlike 17-point victory of St. John's in which LaDontae Henton and Kris Dunn starred. The last time these two teams met, the Wildcats ran the Friars out of the Pavilion, winning by 28 points. Henton was visibly frustrated with the tight defense 'Nova employed on him, and Kris Dunn had one of his Jekyll-and-Hyde games, finishing with 7 assists and 6 turnovers.
Keep an eye on Tyler Harris, who had 15 points in Thursday's win. In two games vs. Villanova this season he's averaging 17.5 points per game.
#6 Xavier Musketeers vs. #2 Georgetown Hoyas
Time: 930pm ET
TV: Fox Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Georgetown was able to come from behind to beat Creighton in the early game last night courtesy of some late-game heroics from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera. The senior led all scorers with 25 points and was one of the lone bright spots for a Hoyas offense that struggled shooting all night.
Xavier and Butler played the best game of the day, with the Muskies taking it in overtime 67-61. Chris Mack got a balanced attack going with five players hitting double-digit scoring, led by Matt Stainbrook and Myles Davis.
All eyes should be on the Stainbrook vs. Joshua Smith matchup tonight - they are two of hte largest (and most skilled) big men in the country.
2015 Big East Conference Tournament Bracket
Villanova Alumni Gamewatches
GAME WATCH SCHEDULE (Friday and Saturday Game Watch dates are set providing the team advances).
ALUMNI RECEPTION5 to 7 p.m. at Stout NYC, Lower Level, 133 West 33rd Street
Hosted by the Villanova University Alumni Association
Stop by before the game for an open bar (5-6 p.m.) and appetizers.
MEET AND GREET5 to 7 p.m. at American Whiskey NYC, Upstairs, 247 W. 30th Street
Hosted by the Manhattan Alumni Chapter
Meet up with alumni and fans before the game and enjoy drink specials.
Should Villanova play on Saturday, both of these events will take place at the same locations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta: 7pm on March 13 - Hudson Grille Sandy Springs - 6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
Baltimore: for both the March 12 game at 12 p.m. and Friday night, March 13, Rowhouse Grille, 1400 Light St, Baltimore, MD
Charlotte: 7 p.m. on March 13, Ice House, 2100 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC28203
Chicago: March 13 - Blackfinn Ameripub River North, 65 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago
March 14 - Sedgwicks, 1935 N Sedgwick St., Chicago, IL
Dallas/Fort Worth: Two game watches, 6 p.m. CT on March 13
- Nodding Donkey, 5600 Smu Blvd # 120, Dallas, TX
- Mama's Pizza, 5800 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX
7 p.m. CT on March 14, Humperdink's, 2208 W Northwest Hwy Dallas, TX
Houston: All Villanova games at Bourbon on Bagby, 2706 Bagby Street
Lancaster: March 13 at 7p.m., Villa Nova West Restaurant and Sports Bar at 2833 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Manhattan: 2 Manhattan Locations for all Villanova games
- Gramercy Ale House, 272 Third Ave., New York, NY
- Turnmill, 119 E. 27th St., New York, NY
Northern California: 9 a.m., March 12, Sutter Station 554 Market Street - betw 2nd & Sutter Financial District, San Francisco, CA
Game starts at 9 a.m. Full bar & breakfast served.
3:30 p.m., March 13, The Royal Exchange 301 Sacramento Street @ Front Financial District San Francisco, CA,Table for 10 reserved at 3:30. Tip-off at 4 p.m. Happy Hour prices over at 6 p.m.
South Florida: 7 p.m., March 13, American Social, Brickell 90 SW 1ST CT, Miami, FL
Tampa Bay: 7 p.m., March 13 and 8 p.m., March 14 for all evening and weekend games. Harry's Sports Bar and Grill, 6606 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.
8 p.m., March 14, Tate's Pizza, 3342 S. W. Shore Blvd., Tampa, FL
San Diego: 4 p.m., March 13, Bub's Dive Bar & Grill 1030 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA
5 p.m., March 14, Bub's Dive Bar & Grill 1030 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA