Villanova begins their ‘defense’ of their 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis title with a first-round matchup against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Rick Stansbury lost his prized freshman Mitchell Robinson (multiple times!), but the Hilltoppers still have enough talent to put up a fight.
The 22-point spread rightfully shows Villanova as heavy favorites, and the ‘Cats have looked lethal on offense in their past two games. The funkiness of the Imperial Ballroom could cause some shooting concerns, but Villanova should be able to find baskets against and undersized opponent.
Early tip-off today, so make your plans accordingly!
Matchup: #5 Villanova Wildcats vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
Venue: Imperial Ballroom (Atlantis, Nassau, Bahamas)
Game Time: 2:30pm ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Pregame Meetup: 12pm, Plato’s Bar - Royal Tower Lobby, Atlantis Resort
Hilton Head/Low Country: Drydock, 840 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC
New York City: Brazen Fox, 106 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Northern California: Irish Times, 500 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA
Drink That Guarantees The W: Two Roads Lil’ Heaven Session IPA
I’m up in the Connecticut, and to a man they’re all big fans of Two Roads Brewery in Stratford. I’ve yet to go, but given the game at Atlantis, the Lil’ Heaven seems like an appropriate place to start our Battle 4 Atlantis domination.