As we get closer to the halfway point of the conference season, Villanova will finally get their shot against one of the cellar dwellers of the Big East. St. John's awaits them Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. The game comes after a long week off for Villanova after a loss to Providence. They'll be eager to put things right.
St. John's is in the midst of a tough rebuild under Chris Mullin. He's trying to get his young players experience while blending in some transfers to stay competitive. The Johnnies will be outgunned, but keep in mind the last time they won a game was an upset of Syracuse at The Garden. This will be a big recruiting weekend for them as well.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 12:00pm ET. The game will be aired on FOX with a pregame show airing at 11:30am ET.
Odds: OddsShark has the line at Villanova -19.
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: No live stream will be available (get your act together, CBS!)
GAMEDAY EVENTS & GAMEWATCHES
- Pregame Meetup: 10 a.m. (early open time confirmed), Proper West, 54 W. 39th St., New York, NY. Join the Manhattan Chapter of the VUAA for food and drinks before the game. Full restaurant menu (including breakfast food) and cash bar will be available. Drink specials include $6 mimosas, $6 select beers, $7 house wines, $8 bloody marys, $8 wells, $15 Bud Light pitchers and $20 buckets. The game will be broadcast at Proper West and Gramercy Ale House.
- Postgame Meetup: Proper West, 54 W. 39th St., New York, NY. Immediately after the game, join the Manhattan Chapter of the VUAA for food and drinks. Full restaurant menu and cash bar available will be available. Drink specials will be the same as the specials for the pregame meetup.
- Atlanta: Noon, Hudson Grille, 6317 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs, GA
- Baltimore: Noon, The Rowhouse Grille, 1400 Light St., Baltimore, MD
- Chicago: 11 a.m., Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL
- Dallas/Fort Worth (Dallas location): 11 a.m., Trinity Hall Irish Pub, 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln., Dallas, TX
- Dallas/Fort Worth (Fort Worth location): 11 a.m., Trinity River Taphouse, 2725 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX
- Greater Hampton Roads: Noon, Marker 20, 21 E. Queens Way., Hampton, VA. RSVP to Frank Driscoll or 757-406-8210.
- Greater Washington DC (Dupont Circle location): Noon, Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
- Greater Washington DC (Columbia Heights location - handicapped accessible): Noon, Lou's City Bar ,1400 Irving St. NW, Washington, DC
- Los Angeles: 9 a.m., Baha Sharkeez, 3600 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA
- Manhattan: Noon, Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd Ave., New York, NY. Click here to view food and drink specials.
- South Florida: Noon, American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct., Miami, FL
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Brooklyn Winter Ale
I'm heading back up to New York for the game so I'm going with a New York beer. Getting back to my roots. Simple as that!