It's here, and I've got the morning sweats. Or shakes. Or whatever nervous tick you can lay claim to. Villanova hasn't made the Final Four all that often, and so this is a special time. And we can do it. Oklahoma is a great team, led by a great player. And I won't be mad if Villanova can't get it done.
But I'm feeling like they will. And that's all that matters right now.
Here's how to watch it all go down:
Game Time, TV Schedule: 6:09pm ET. The game will be aired on TBS. The Villanova TeamStream broadcast will air on truTV.
Odds: OddsShark reports the game opened at Villanova -2
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: NCAA.com & the March Madness Live app
GAMEDAY EVENTS & GAMEWATCHES
Tickets: Tickets may be purchased here.
Official Villanova Pregame Party: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. CDT, NRG Stadium. Register here. Those who purchased a Prime Sports package that included a ticket for this event do NOT need to register. Game ticket is NOT required to attend.
Other Pregame and Postgame Meetups: A complete listing of other Villanova meetup locations in Houston on game day and throughout the weekend may be found here.
Atlanta: 6:09 p.m., Horseshoe Bend Country Club, 2100 Steeplechase Ln., Roswell, GA. RSVP to Maggie Maddox
Baltimore: 6:09 p.m., Heavy Seas Alehouse, 1300 Bank St., Baltimore, MD
Boston: 6:09 p.m., Warehouse Bar & Grille, 40 Broad St., Boston, MA
Buffalo: 6:09 p.m., 716 Food and Sport, 7 Scott St., Buffalo, NY
Charleston: 6:09 p.m., Mac's Place, 215 E. Bay St #100, Charleston, SC. RSVP to Larry Paragano
Chicago: 4:40 p.m., Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL. Arrive early to be guaranteed a seat! Main Line food will be served.
Colorado: 4:09 p.m., The Irish Hound, 575 Saint Paul St., Denver, CO
Dallas/Fort Worth: 5:09 p.m., Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom, 5319 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 100, Dallas, TX
Fairfield/Westchester (Bridgeport location): 6:09 p.m., BRYAC Restaurant & Raw Bar, 3074 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
Fairfield/Westchester (Westchester County location): 6:09 p.m., Bob Hyland's Sports Page Pub, White Plains Mall, 200 Hamilton Ave. #2, White Plains, NY
Greater Hampton Roads (Hampton location): 6:09 p.m., Marker 20, 21 E. Queens Way, Hampton, VA. RSVP to Frank Driscoll
Greater Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach location): 6:09 p.m., Shore Break, 4021 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA. RSVP to Frank Driscoll
Greater Jacksonville/North Florida: 6:09 p.m., Miller's Southside Ale House, 9711 Deer Lake Ct., Jacksonville, FL
Greater Philadelphia (King of Prussia location): 4:30 p.m., Tilted Kilt, 826 W. Dekalb Pk., King of Prussia, PA. RSVP to Jamie Yannacone
Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia location): 6:09 p.m., Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA
Greater Princeton: 6:09 p.m., Brickhouse Tavern and Tap, 3569 U.S. Hwy. 1, Princeton, NJ
Greater Washington DC (Columbia Heights location): 6:09 p.m., Lou's City Bar, 1400 Irving St. NW, Washington, DC
Greater Washington DC (Dupont Circle location): 6:09 p.m., Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
Hartford: 6:09 p.m., The Tavern Downtown, 201 Ann Uccello St., Hartford, CT
Houston: A complete listing of Houston game watches may be found here.
Key West: 6:09 p.m., Rum Barrel, 528 Front St., Key West, FL
Lehigh Valley: 6:09 p.m., Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar, 327 Star Rd., Allentown, PA
London: 9:00 p.m., Belushi's London Bridge, 161-165 Borough High Street, London SE1 1HR. Contact Julia Marshall (VBS '10) by e-mail (email@example.com) or phone (+44.787.596.7743).
Long Island: 6:09 p.m., Changing Times American Sports Bar & Grill, 29 E. Main St., Bay Shore, NY. RSVP to Tom Mazzie (optional)
Los Angeles: 3:09 p.m. The Garage, 3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Manhattan (3 locations): 6:09 p.m., Gramercy Ale House (272 3rd Ave., New York, NY) and Proper West (54 W. 39th St., New York, NY) and The Australian (20 W. 38th St., New York, NY)
Manhattan (Classes of '80 - '95): 6:09 p.m., The Harp Raw Bar & Grill, 729 3rd Ave., New York, NY. RSVP here or contact Mary Ellen Cull '87 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Michigan/Northern Ohio (Royal Oak location): 5:30 p.m., Blackfinn Ameripub, 530 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI
Michigan/Northern Ohio (Ann Arbor location): 6:09 p.m., Pizza House, 618 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Minneapolis: 5:09 p.m., The Loop, 606 N. Washington Ave. #100, Minneapolis, MN
Morris/Somerset: 6:09 p.m., Sona 13, 13 South St., Morristown, NJ
Naples: 6:09 p.m., Tavern on the Bay, 489 Bayfront Pl., Naples, FL. RSVP to Bill Confoy
Northern California (Los Altos location): 3.09 p.m., First and Main Sports Lounge, 397 Main St., Los Altos, CA
Northern California (San Francisco location): 3:09 p.m., Pete's Tavern, 128 King St., San Francisco, CA
Northern New Jersey (Hoboken location): 5 p.m., Mills Tavern, 125 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Northern New Jersey (Ridgewood location): 5 p.m., The Office Beer Bar & Grill, 32 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ
Orange County: 3:09 p.m., Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA
Orlando: 6:09 p.m., Friendly Confines, 3088 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, FL
Palm Beach: 6:09 p.m., Duffy's Sports Grill of PGA Blvd. and U.S. 1, Shoppes of Oakbrook, 11588 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach, FL. RSVP here
Phoenix: 3:09 p.m., Kelly's at Southbridge, 7117 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ.
Pittsburgh: 6:09 p.m., Home of Kelly Campbell '02, 202 E. Bruceton Rd., Pleasant Hills, PA. RSVP to Kelly Campbell
Rochester: 6:09 p.m., The Distillery Restaurant Henrietta, 3010 Winton Rd. S., Henrietta, NY
San Diego: 3:09 p.m., Home and Away, 2222 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA
Sarasota: 6:09 p.m., Gecko's Grill and Pub at the Landings Shopping Plaza, 4870 S. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL
South Florida: 6:09 p.m., American Social Brickell, 690 SW 1st Ct., Miami, FL
Tampa: 6:09 p.m., Ducky's Sports Lounge, 1719 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL
Villanova Club of the Low Country (Hilton Head, SC): 6:09 p.m., Drydock, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
Wilmington: 6:09 p.m., Cafe Riviera Pizzeria Restaurant, 4737 Concord Pk. #340, Wilmington, DE. Reservations suggested - call (302)-478-8288 or email email@example.com
Events updated on Villanova.edu
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Get sauced before the game, whatever they're serving
The NCAA, in all its infinite wisdom, does not sell alcohol inside the stadium at the Final Four. That's fine. Whatever they want. But the entire operation is based on making money, and this seems like an easy way to top the cup off (no pun intended. Okay fine it was intended). If you're headed to the game, fair warning!