Villanova will be hosting Butler Bulldogs in the second of five straight matchups on Fox Sports 1 to open up the Big East conference and ring in the new year. Last year, Villanova won a memorable game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in overtime to set the stage for their conference championship run.
This year will bring the Bulldogs to Philadelphia, and both teams have looked good early this season. Villanova look like legitimate Final Four contenders, but Butler has made noise after suddenly losing head coach Brandon Miller to medical leave before the season began. Interim coach Chris Holtmann has guided the Bulldogs to high-profile wins over North Carolina and Georgetown and has transformed his squad in to one of the best defensive teams in the country.
It should be a good one, so tune in.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 2:30pm ET. The game will be aired nationally on Fox Sports 1.
Odds: OddsShark has Villanova as 10.5 favorites, down from an opening of -12.
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: FoxSportsGo will have a live stream available, provided that your cable provider grants access to the service.
Live Audio Stream: 'Nova Nation All-Access will have an audio stream of the game, but it will require a subscription to their service.
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