Villanova will host Lehigh at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. tonight in the first regular season basketball game of the 2014-15 season! It's been a long offseason since that awful night in March, but now after a successful spring and summer on the recruiting trail, Jay Wright will lead his troops in search of another conference title, but ultimately further success in the NCAA Tournament.
Lehigh returns 4 of their 5 starters from a year ago and the reigning Patriot League Rookie of the Year. This shouldn't be a game where Villanova is on upset alert, but given the location of the game and it being the first game of the season, we're likely to see a pretty strong effort out of the Mountain Hawks.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 8:00pm ET. The game will be aired on Fox Sports 2 - which may or may not be available on some cable packages.
Radio: The game will be aired on 610 WIP in the Philadelphia market.
Live Video Stream: Fox Sports Go will have live coverage of the game, but you will need subscription (or a friend with a subscription) to a cable plan that offers Fox Sports 2 to view the game. The application can be viewed on your computer, iOS, or Android device.
Live Audio Stream: 'Nova Nation All-Access will have an audio stream of the game, but it will require a subscription to their service.
Pregame Reception, 6:30pm: For $25 (register here), enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks at the official Villanova Athletic Fund and Alumni Association reception at Two City Center (645 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pa.)
Manhattan Chapter, 8pm: Gramercy Ale House (272 Third Avenue) and Turnmill (119 E 27th Street)
NC Triangle Chapter, 8pm: Natty Greene's (505 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC)