Villanova will meet VCU (the Rams are technically the home team) at the Barclays tonight in the the first semifinal of the Legends Classic. Michigan and Oregon will meet in the second semifinal following the game. The 'Cats sit at 3-0 on the year, their latest win being a nailbiter over Bucknell 72-65.
The Rams, led by head coach Shaka Smart and his 'Havoc' defense, enter with an identical 3-0 record. Suffocating defense is a given, but VCU's uptempo pace has their offense ranked 9th in the country in points per game (92.7). Villanova will need to be at their best to come away with the win.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 7:00pm ET. The game will be aired nationally on ESPN2.
Odds: OddsShark has Villanova -1, with the over/under currently off the board.
Radio: All Villanova Men's Basketball games air live on radio in the Philadelphia market on 610 WIP. Select games may also be heard on 1210 WPHT Radio when conflicts arise on 610 WIP.
Live Video Stream: WatchESPN will have a live stream of the game which can be viewed on your computer/mobile device or connected TV 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 Meetup (hosted by the Manhattan Chapter): 5 p.m., Die Koelner Bierhalle (84 St. Marks Place, Brooklyn, NY)
- Manhattan: 7pm ET, Gramercy Ale House (272 Third Avenue New York, NY) and Turnmill (119 E 27th St, New York, NY)
- San Diego: 4 pm PST, Bub's Dive Bar & Grill (1030 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA)