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Viewing Guide: How to watch #1 Villanova vs. #5 Xavier

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You won't want to miss this one.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It's the matchup we've all been waiting for! #1 Villanova still has plenty of doubters (and even a win tonight won't stop them) while #5 Xavier needs a marquee win to make a strong case for a #1 seed on Selection Sunday. The game not only features the two best teams in the conference, but the two best coaches as well - both of whom are receiving consideration for National Coach of the Year.

This is the biggest game in the history of the Cintas Center and in the reconfigured Big East. Enjoy!

Game Time, TV Schedule: 7:00pm ET. The game will be aired on Fox Sports 1.

Odds: OddsShark has the line opening at Villanova +1.5

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: Fox Sports GO

GAMEDAY EVENTS & GAMEWATCHES

  • Pregame Meetup and Team Sendoff: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (arrive by 4:30 for the sendoff), 10 West Lounge at Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter (team hotel), 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, KY. Bar is located in the lobby but the team will be leaving the hotel from 3 floors up.
  • Atlanta: 7 p.m., Whitehall Tavern, 2391 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA
  • Greater Philadelphia: 7 p.m., Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA. Specials: $3 Bud Light, Goose Island 312 and Victory Lager drafts, $5 select appetizer menu, and a $5 specialty Villanova cocktail
  • Greater Princeton: 7 p.m., Brick House Tavern & Tap, 3569 U.S. Hwy. 1, Princeton, NJ
  • Greater Washington DC: 7 p.m., Parlay Sports Bar and Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
  • Indianapolis: 7 p.m., TwoDEEP Brewing Co., 714 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN. RSVP to Joe McGonigal
  • Manhattan: 7 p.m., Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd Ave., New York, NY. Click here to view food and drink specials. 
    Classes of 1980-1995: Click here to register for an exclusive game watch for your classes only.
  • Monmouth/Ocean (Sea Girt location): 7 p.m., Rod's Olde Irish Tavern, 507 Washington Blvd., Sea Girt, NJ
  • Monmouth/Ocean (Red Bank location): 7 p.m., Brannigan's Bar & Grill, 14 Wharf Ave., Red Bank, NJ
  • South Jersey: 6 p.m., Home of Rose Ann and Don Casey, 1237 Kay Drive S., Cherry Hill, NJ. This event with serve as a relaunch of the South Jersey Chapter. Click to register.
  • Events updated on Villanova.edu

    BEVERAGE OF CHOICE

    Rolling Rock Jameson, rocks

    For a half a second I actually thought about rolling with the VUAA Manhattan drink specials and I do love some RR but I'm going to be on the edge of my seat for this one and I want to be yelling at the TV during the good and the bad and this is the quickest path to that.