Villanova will make the short trip up I-476 to Allentown on Friday to take on Lafayette in a quasi-home game at the PPL Center. With the Pavilion undergoing renovations the ‘Cats opted to go on the road and give the Lehigh Valley fanbase a game against Fran O’Hanlon’s squad.
The two teams will have some familiarity with each other. They met in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015 (a 93-52 ‘Nova win) and again last season (an 88-48 ‘Nova win).
Villanova put it into top gear on Tuesday night against Nicholls State and will feel good about putting on a show at the PPL Center with the Leopards entering the contest at 0-2.
Matchup: #5 Villanova Wildcats vs. Lafayette Leopards
Venue: PPL Center (Allentown, Pa.)
Game Time: 8:00pm ET
TV: Fox Sports 2
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO
Radio: 610 AM (Villanova)
Reception at BSI Ice Leave Party Suite, PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA
6-8 p.m. - Join alumni, parents and fans for a Villanova Basketball doubleheader at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Women's Basketball take on Lehigh at 5 p.m., followed by Men's Basketball vs. Lafayette at 8 p.m. Fans attending the doubleheader are invited to a reception from 6-8 p.m. in the BSI Ice Level Party Suite (court level, beneath section 110). We will be joined by fans from Lafayette and Lehigh. $25/person includes light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks. Space is limited, so register today!
Chicago: Derby, 1224 W Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL
Hilton Head/Low Country: Drydock, 840 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC
New York City: Brazen Fox, 106 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Palm Beach: Burger Bar, 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Northern California: Irish Times, 500 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA
Drink That Guarantees The W: Redbreast 12-year
The weather has turned and Dad needs a strong drink after a week on the road. We’re going to put ourself to bed early with several glasses of the good stuff because the ‘Cats will have this one out of reach by halftime. And then I’ll pour one out for fellow Irishman Fran O’Hanlon who deserves better than the results he’s been getting lately in Easton.