The Villanova Wildcats are back in the championship game of the Big East Tournament to defend their title, but this year they'll take on the surging Seton Hall Pirates who are playing as well as anybody in the country lately.
Villanova dispatched Providence on Friday night with an under control performance that has fans excited for March. Even with a hobbled Daniel Ochefu, 'Nova exexcuted their gameplan to perfection and though the Friars went on a few runs the game never felt in doubt.
Seton Hall manhandled Xavier for the second time in two weeks, and is riding the confidence of their impressive sophomore class. Having lost to 'Nova twice this season, this game will mean a lot to their program.
Both schools are playing for seeding in the NCAA Tournament, but a Big East Tournament title is going to mean a whole lot to both of these original Big East schools.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 5:30pm ET. The game will be aired on FOX.
Odds: Villanova -6.5
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 (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: 5:30 p.m., Whitehall Tavern, Peachtree Battle, 2391 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305
Boston: 5:30 p.m., Warehouse Bar & Grille, 40 Broad St., Boston, MA
Dallas-Fort Worth: 4:30 p.m., Trinity Hall Irish Pub & Restaurant, Mockingbird Station, 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln #250, Dallas, TX
Greater Hampton Roads: 5:30 p.m., ShoreBreak Pizza & Billiards, 2941 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA
Greater Philadelphia: 5:30 p.m., Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA
Greater Washington DC: 5:30 p.m., Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
Houston: 4:30 p.m., The Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX
Manhattan (2 locations): 5:30, Proper West, 54 W. 39th St., New York, NY and 5:30 p.m., Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd. Ave., New York, NY
Michigan/Northern Ohio: 5:30 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 205 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Northern California (Los Gatos location): 2:30 p.m., Double D's Sports Grille, 354 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, CA
Northern California (San Francisco location): 2:30 p.m., Pete's Tavern, 128 King St., San Francisco, CA
Orange County: 2:30 p.m., Island Hotel (Pool Bar), 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA
Palm Beach: 5:30 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
San Diego: 2:30 p.m., Home & Away, 2222 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA
Sarasota: 5:30 p.m., Gecko's Grill and Pub, The Landings, 4870 S. Tamiami Trl. Sarasota, FL. RSVP to Tony Sellitto.
South Florida: 5:30 p.m., American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct., Miami, FL
Tampa Bay: 5:30 p.m., Tate's Pizza, 3342 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, FL
The Villanova Club of the Low Country (Hilton Head SC): 5:30 p.m., Drydock Restaurant, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
Events updated on Villanova.edu
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Was there any other choice for a championship game?