Villanova travels to Butler tonight looking to put a stranglehold on their lead in the BIG EAST - the Bulldogs are currently just one game back in the loss column - and they'll need to look no further than their last visit to Hinkle Fieldhouse to know how hostile that building can get.
The Indianpolis media has been debating all week about whether this is the biggest game in Hinkle history (it's not), but there is no denying the significance for both programs. Villanova is trying to fight their way from the 2-line to a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament while defending their conference title, while Butler's play nearly has them as a lock for the tournament and a BIG EAST title would certainly guarantee a Coach of the Year award for Chris Holtmann (he's probably locked it up already barring a late collapse).
Game Time, TV Schedule: 6:00pm ET. The game will be aired nationally on CBS Sports Network.
Odds: OddsShark has Villanova as 1.5 point favorites.
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: Boo CBS! The network currently does not offer a live streaming service, so you'll need to either subscribe to CBS Sports Network or hit the local watering hole.
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: 4 5:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, 19 S. West St, Indianapolis, IN. Join Villanova alumni and friends in the High Velocity End Zone prior to the game for food, drinks, and networking. Appetizers and cash bar available. More info here.
- Chicago: 5 p.m., Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill, 1935 N. Sedgwick St., Chicago, IL
- Manhattan (2 locations): 6 p.m., Gramercy Ale House, 272 Third Ave., New York, NY and Turnmill, 119 E. 27th St., New York, NY