The NCAA Tournament kicks off today with Notre Dame vs. Northeastern at 12:15pm, but the day's main event for 'Nova Nation will be when the Villanova Wildcats face off with Lafayette Leopards in the evening.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 6:50pm ET. The game will be aired nationally on TBS.
Odds: OddsShark has Villanova as 23 point favorites.
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 Tune.in.
Live Video Stream: The NCAA's March Madness Live will be streaming all the action.
Pregame Meet Up
Thursday, March 20, 4-6 p.m. at the Team Hotel: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA Phone: (412) 562-1200. Arrive on time to cheer on the team as they leave for the game. Enjoy light snacks and cash bar with Villanova alumni and fans.
Game Watch Events in Pittsburgh
Don't have tickets for the Game? Join fans on March 19 at The Red Ring, 1015 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (around the corner from the Consol Energy Center). This location will serve as a game watch location for all NCAA Tournament games for Pittsburgh chapter alumni as well. Beer specials and 1/2 price wings during the games. All tournament games will be televised until 10 p.m.
Should Villanova win on Thursday:
Villanova Fan Party
Friday, March 20, 3-5 p.m. at Olive Or Twist, 140 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA (within walking distance of hotel). Gather with alumni and fans while you enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
CHAPTER GAME WATCH EVENTS
Austin: March 21, TBD.
Bikinis on 6th, 214 E 6th St, Austin, TX
Baltimore: March 19 at 6:50 p.m.
Rowhouse Grille, 1400 Light St, Baltimore, MD
March 21 at Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1300 Bank St., Baltimore, MD
Boston: All tournament games
Warehouse, 40 Broad St., Boston MA
Chicago: All tournament games
Sedgwick's, 1935 N. Sedgwick St., Chicago, IL
Dallas/Fort Worth: March 19 at 5:50 p.m.
Humperdink's, 2208 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas, TX
- Humperdink's, 2208 W. Northwest Hwy. Dallas, TX
- Nodding Donkey, 5600 SMU Blvd. # 120, Dallas, TX
Fairfield/Westchester: All tournament games
Sports Page Pub, 200 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY
Greater DC: All tournament games
Parlay Gastropub & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
Greater Philadelphia: March 19 at 6:50 p.m.
Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
Greater Princeton: March 19 at 6:50 p.m.
Brickhouse Tavern, 3569 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ
March 21 at Green Parrot, 240 N. Sycamore St., Newtown, PA
Hartford: March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The Tavern Downtown, 201 Ann Uccello St., Hartford, CT. Please check chapterFacebook page for future game watches.
Houston: All night and weekend games
Bourbon on Bagby, 2708 Bagby St. Houston, TX
Lehigh Valley: March 19 at 6:50 p.m.
Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, 327 Star Rd., Allentown, PA
Los Angeles: March 19 at World Surfing HQ
147 Bay St., Santa Monica, CA. Please check chapter Facebook page for future game watches.
Manhattan: March 19 at 6:50 p.m. and all tournament games
-Gramercy Ale House, 272 Third Ave., New York, NY
-The Australian, 20 W. 38th St., New York, NY
Michigan/Northern Ohio: March 19 at 6:50 p.m.
BlackFinn American Saloon, 530 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI
Monmouth/Ocean County: March 19 at 6:50 p.m.
Molly Maguire's Gastropub, 132 East River Rd., Rumson, NJ
Rod's Olde Irish Tavern, 507 Washington Blvd., Sea Girt, NJ
Morris/Somerset: March 19 at 6:50 p.m.
Sona Thirteen, 13 South St., Morristown, NJ
Northern California: March 19 at 3:45 p.m.
Perry’s Embarcadero, 155 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA. Please check chapterFacebook page for future game watches.
Northern New Jersey: All tournament games
Mills Tavern, 125 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Park West Tavern, 30 Oak St, Ridgewood, NJ
Orange County: March 19 at 3:50 p.m.
The Island Hotel - Newport, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA
Phoenix: March 19 at 3:45 p.m.
Kelly's at Southbridge, 7117 E. 6th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ
Puerto Rico: March 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Avenida Arterial B (Frente Al Choliseo), 00918, San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Diego: All tournament games
Bub's Dive Bar & Grill 1030 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA
Tampa Bay: All tournament games
Sarasota Location: Harry's Sports Bar and Grill
6606 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.
Tampa Location: Tate's Pizza, 3342