The Villanova Wildcats will welcome the Georgetown Hoyas to the Wells Fargo Center for the final game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon. When the schedule was released, fans dreamed of a championship-deciding game between the conference's two flagship programs.
Fast-forward to the present and while the Wildcats have held up their end of the bargain, Georgetown has lost five straight and just three of their last twelve since 'Nova escaped Washington D.C. with a win in January. At 14-16 on the year, the Hoyas' NCAA Tournament goose is nearly cooked and they'll need a Big East Tournament championship to go dancing.
The game isn't without meaning for Villanova either. The 'Cats have a solid hold on a #1 seed, and need to keep winning to ensure their place in the East region come Selection Sunday. It's a rivalry game, so go ahead and toss those records out the window. Just as it was in January, we could be in for a good game.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 12:00pm ET. The game will be aired on FOX.
Odds: OddsShark reports the game opened at Villanova -15.
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: CBS doesn't have their act together :(
GAMEDAY EVENTS & GAMEWATCHES
Breakfast with the 'Cats at Xfinity Live: 9:30 a.m. Bring your friends and family to Xfinity Live for breakfast food, inflatable games, giveaways and much more! Arrive by 10 a.m. for the Wildcat Walk with Coach Wright and the Wildcats. Arrive by 11 a.m. for the IMG Sports Network Extended Pregame Radio Show in Victory Beer Hall. Please note: Game ticket is NOT required for admittance to Xfinity Live.
Manhattan Bus Trip: Join the Manhattan Chapter of the VUAA for a bus trip to see the game at the Wells Fargo Center! Bus will pickup in Manhattan and in Jersey City. Click to register.
Post-game Radio Show: Immediately following the conclusion of the game, IMG Sports Network will host a radio show at Xfinity Live in the Victory Beer Hall.
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., Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill, 425 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX
Fairfield/Westchester: Noon, Bob Hyland's Sports Page Pub, White Plains Mall, 200 Hamilton Ave. #2, White Plains, NY
Greater Jacksonville/North Florida: Noon, Philly's Finest, 1527 3rd St. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL
Greater Washington DC: Noon, Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
Hartford (New Haven location): Noon, Buffalo Wild Wings, 74-76 Church St., New Haven, CT
Hilton Head: Noon, Drydock Restaurant, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
Houston: 11 a.m., Beer Market Co. Kitchen + Bar, 920 Studemont St., #900, Houston, TX
Los Angeles: 9 a.m. Baja Sharkeez, 3600 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA
Manhattan (2 locations): Noon, Proper West, 54 W. 39th St., New York, NY and Noon, Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd Ave., New York, NY. Click here to view Proper West drink specials and click here to view Gramercy food and drink specials.
Monmouth/Ocean: Noon, Brannigan's Bar & Grill, 14 Wharf Ave., Red Bank, NJ
Morris/Somerset: Noon, Sona 13, 13 South St., Morristown, NJ
Palm Beach: Noon, Bru's Room, 35 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL
Seattle: 9 a.m., Buckley's in Queen Anne, 232 1st Ave. W., Seattle, WA
South Florida: Noon, American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct., Miami, FL
Events updated on Villanova.edu
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Before you crucify me for this (and please, go ahead, I deserve it) at least understand my plight tomorrow. My brother in-law is moving out of my basement and thus I'm tasked with aiding him in this endeavor. I'm going to be spending most of the day at his house with the game on in the background - I went over early yesterday to set up his cable and wifi - and I checked out the alcohol situation. The fridge is stocked with Yuengling (his Dad brought a few cases over, native Pennsylvanian that he is).
Sure, I know I could bring my own stuff. I probably should. But for a day I'm just going to go ahead and consume the free booze. That, and the North London Derby at 7:45am means I'll be properly sauced up by the time this game starts.