For the second year in a row, the Villanova Wildcats and Providence Friars with meet in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. A close game a year ago, plus a split on the season series will have fans excited for this Friday night matchup.
The formidable duo of Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil will do battle against a deep and diverse Villanova lineup led by Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins. While both teams want to win in New York, this game will also have a big impact on where each is seed on Selection Sunday.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 6:30pm ET. The game will be aired on FS1.
Odds: Not opened.
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 (starts 2 hours before tip-off): Proper West, 54 W. 39th St.
Postgame Meetup (only if Villanova wins): Proper West, 54 W. 39th St. Immediately following the game, join the Manhattan Chapter for a complimentary victory drink with proof of game ticket.
Atlanta: 6:30 p.m., Whitehall Tavern, Peachtree Battle, 2391 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305
Boston: 6:30 p.m., Warehouse Bar & Grille, 40 Broad St., Boston, MA
Charlotte: 6:30 p.m., Taco Mac, 4626 Piedmont Row Dr., Charlotte, NC. RSVP to Brian Muscarella
Chicago: 5:30 p.m., Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL
Colorado: 4:30 p.m., Sports Column, 1930 Blake St., Denver, CO
Dallas-Fort Worth: 5:30 p.m., Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant, Mockingbird Station, 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln #250, Dallas, TX
Greater Hampton Roads: 6:30 p.m., Marker 20, 21 E. Queens Way, Hampton, VA
Greater Philadelphia: 6:30 p.m., Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA
Greater Washington DC: 6:30 p.m., Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
Houston: 5:30 p.m., The Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX
Manhattan (2 locations): 6:30 p.m., Proper West, 54 W. 39th St., New York, NY and 6:30 p.m., Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd. Ave., New York, NY
Northeastern PA: 6:30 p.m., The Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton, PA
Northern California (Los Gatos location): 3:30 p.m., Double D's Sports Grille, 354 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA
Northern California (San Francisco location): 3:30 p.m., Perry's, Hotel Griffon, 155 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA
Orange County: 3:30 p.m., Island Hotel (Pool Bar), 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA
Palm Beach: 6:30 p.m., Duffy's Spots Grill of PGA Blvd. and U.S. 1, Shoppes of Oakbrook, 11588 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach, FL
South Florida: 6:30 p.m., American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct., Miami, FL
Tampa Bay: 6:30 p.m., Tate's Pizza, 3342 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, FL
The Villanova Club of the Low Country (Hilton Head SC):6:30 p.m., Drydock Restaurant, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
Events updated on Villanova.edu
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Tito's, rocks, lemon
I was a good boy yesterday. Stuck to my one Guinness and now I'm going to reward myself. Normally I'd throw some soda or water in it but these go down like water anyways, and given the adrenaline I'll have during this game I could be drinking gasoline and not feel it.
Here's to a W.