Didn’t the Villanova Wildcats just play the Marquette Golden Eagles? It feels recent, but the first matchup took place 17 days ago with the ‘Cats easily handling the Warriots 93-81 at the Wells Fargo Center in a game that was nowhere near as close as the score would indicate.
Now facing off again at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Villanova will likely get a stiffer test. Marquette just blitzed Creighton for 102 points and now boasts the 7th best offense in the country, per KenPom.
Markus Howard is putting together a season that could see him win Rookie of the Year in the Big East, and he’s got plenty of support. How the Warriors handle the defensive end could dictate how much of a chance they have, but ‘Nova will likely need their A game to win this one.
Game Time, TV Schedule: 8:00pm ET. The game will be televised on FS1.
Live Video Stream: FoxSports GO will have a live stream of the game.
- Pregame Meetup & Team Sendoff
- 5 pm CT (arrive by 4:30 for the sendoff) Hyatt Regency Milwaukee - 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI. Complimentary appetizers and cash bar provided by Villanova's Midwest Regional Office
Registration is not required and all alumni, families and friends are welcome!
- Baltimore: The Rowhouse Grille, 1400 Light St., Baltimore, MD
- Central Jersey: Brickhouse Tavern and Tap, 3569 U.S. Hwy. 1, Princeton, NJ
- Chicago: Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL
- Greater Hampton Roads: Marker 20, 21 E. Queens Way, Hampton, VA. RSVP to Frank Driscoll.
- Greater Philadelphia (Center City location): Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA. Food and drink specials available.
- Greater Philadelphia (King of Prussia location): Tilted Kilt (2nd floor), 826 W. Dekalb Pk., King of Prussia, PA. RSVP to Jamie Yannacone.
- Hilton Head: Drydock, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
- Lehigh Valley: P.J. Whelihan's Pub & Restaurant, 3395 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem, PA
- Los Angeles: TBD
- Northern California: Royal Exchange, 301 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA
- Northern New Jersey: Village Pourhouse, 205 1st St., Hoboken, NJ
- NYC: Gramercy Ale House, 272 3rd Ave., New York, NY. Read about our food/drink specials, social media prizes and text alerts.
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Abita Purple Haze
Cleaning out the fridge of all the beer that is left over from the holiday season, but I can’t promise we won’t make a switch to the hard stuff given the quality of opponent.