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NIT Season Tip-off, Akron vs. Villanova: Game Time, TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio & Odds

The Zips come to town riding high after a big road win.

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A Sunday afternoon contest presents a quick turnaround for Villanova off Friday night's hammering of East Tennessee State, but that's the hand they've been dealt. Akron comes to town for the second preliminary game of the NIT Season Tip-off, and the Zips have looked very good so far this year and should challenge for the MAC title this season.

Akron's claim to fame thus far is going to Fayetteville and dispatching Arkansas on their home court. That alone shouldn't put Villanova on full upset alert but this is likely to be the stiffest challenge they've faced so far in the young season. The RPI killer portion of the schedule seems to officially be on hiatus.

Game Time, TV Schedule: 4:30pm ET. The game will be aired on Fox Sports 1.

Odds: Per OddsShark, the line opened at Villanova -14.5 and has moved as high as 16 by midday Sunday.

Radio: All Villanova Men's Basketball games air live on radio in the Philadelphia market on 610 WIP. Westwood One will also air coverage of the game - check your local listings, or you can use a radio app such as

Live Video Stream: FoxSportsGO will have the game available online.

Mobile App: FoxSportsGO is your go-to app tonight.


  • Atlanta: 4:30 p.m., Hudson Grille Sandy Springs,  6317 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Manhattan: 4:30 p.m., Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd Ave., New York, NY. Click here to view food and drink specials.
  • Orange County: 1:30 p.m., Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA

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