Big East basketball is here, and your Villanova Wildcats are #1 in pretty much every ranking that matters. And they’ve won three straight conference regular season titles. Which means that in a suddenly loaded conference, they’ll have that proverbial target on their back all season.
First up is the DePaul Blue Demons, the tried and true doormat of the league. They’re 7-6 after a weak non-conference schedule, which puts them in RPI killer territory.
Billy Garrett Jr. is a player, as is Eli Cain. And Peter Ryckbosch can be a pain in the ass in the post. That’s my 10-second scouting report. Villanova shouldn’t have much of an issue, but there’s lookahead potential with trips to Creighton and Butler looming.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 6:30pm ET. The game will be televised on FS1.
Live Video Stream: FoxSports GO will have a live stream of the game.
CLUB GAME WATCHES
- Greater Hampton Roads: ShoreBreak, 2941 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA. RSVP to Frank Driscoll.
- Greater Philadelphia (Center City location): Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA. Food and drink specials available.
- Hilton Head: Drydock, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
- Northern New Jersey: Village Pourhouse, 205 1st St., Hoboken, NJ
- NYC: Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd Ave., New York, NY. Read about our food/drink specials, social media prizes and text alerts.
- Twin Cities: The Loop West End, 5331 W. 16th St., Minneapolis, MN
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
I’ll be in Northern PA at my in-law’s friends house, so I have no idea what they’ll have available to conjur this up. Fingers crossed for something good!