Judging by Syracuse's struggles, this may be the toughest out of conference game for Villanova left on the schedule. The 'Cats are 8-0 and, and their last visit to New York City was a good one when they beat VCU and Michigan to win the Legends Classic. The last time 'Nova played at MSG, Sterling Gibbs broke their hearts with a buzzer beater in the BIG EAST Tournament.
This time they'll play in Madison Square Garden, where Illinois will be waiting for them with a 6-1 record. Illinois will be looking for a resume defining victory as they hang around the edge of the Top 25.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 7:00pm ET. The game will be aired nationally on ESPN.
Odds: OddsShark has Villanova -4. The over/under wasn't available at the time of this post.
Radio: The game will air on 1210 AM radio in Philadelphia.
Live Video Stream: WatchESPN 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.
- Pregame Meet Up: 5 pm - Join other Nova Basketball fans at the official Alumni Association and Athletic Fund Pregame Meet Up at American Whiskey, 247 W 30th St New York, NY (right next to MSG). A variety of drink specials will be available, and game tickets are not required to attend.
- Chicago Game Watch: 6 pm CST - Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill (1935 N Sedgwick St, Chicago, IL)
Greater Princeton Game Watch: 6:45 pm - Amalfi's Cuisine (146 Lawrenceville-Pennington Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648)
Lehigh Valley Game Watch: 7 pm - PJ Whelihan’s (4595 Broadway, Allentown, PA 18104)
- Manhattan Game Watches: Gramercy Ale House (272 Third Avenue New York, NY) and Turnmill (119 E 27th Street New York, NY)
- North Florida Game Watch: 6 pm - Sneakers Sports Grille (8133 Point Meadows Dr, Jacksonville, FL)
- Northeast PA Game Watch: 7 pm - Glenmaura National Golf Club (100 Glenmaura National Boulevard, Moosic, PA 18507)
- Northern California Game Watch: 4 pm PST - First and Main Sports Lounge (397 Main Street, Los Altos, CA)
- San Diego Game Watch: 4 pm PST - Bub's Dive Bar & Grill (1030 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA)