The Villanova Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers are due to meet in Buffalo on Saturday afternoon with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line. Both teams are very experienced when it comes to postseason success, but have taken different paths to get here.
Villanova romped through the regular season but struggled initially before putting Mount St. Mary’s away on Thursday night. The Badgers won an offensive showcase over Virginia Tech in a game where Bronson Koenig seemed to rediscover his shooting stroke.
This feels like a game that should be taking place later in March Madness, but we’re in for a treat in the early rounds instead.
Game Time, TV Schedule: ~2:40pm ET following conclusion of Notre Dame-West Virginia. The game will be televised on CBS.
Live Video Stream: NCAA.com
12:00pm ET Saturday, March 18 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo - Mix and mingle with Villanova alumni and fans, and greet the Wildcats on their way to the game.
- Atlanta: Whitehall Tavern, 2391 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA
- Baltimore: The Rowhouse Grille, 1400 Light St., Baltimore, MD
- Central Jersey: Brick House Tavern + Tap, 3569 U.S. Hwy. 1, Princeton, NJ
- Charleston (changed location): Cumberland St. Smokehouse, 5 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC
- Charlotte: Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC
- Chicago (2 locations):
Lincoln Park: Derby Bar & Grill, 1224 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL
Western Springs: Hillgrove Tap, 800 Hillgrove Ave., Western Springs, IL
- Colorado: Tavern Wash Park, 1066 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO
- Dallas-Fort Worth: Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom, 5319 E. Mockingbird Ln. #100, Dallas, TX
- Delaware: Cafe Riviera, Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pk. #340, Wilmington, DE
- Fairfield/Westchester (2 locations):
Stamford: Bobby Valentine's Sports Gallery Cafe, 225 Main St., Stamford, CT
White Plains: Bob Hyland's Sports Page Pub, White Plains Mall, 200 Hamilton Ave. #2, White Plains, NY
- Greater Hampton Roads: ShoreBreak, 2941 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA. RSVP to Frank Driscoll.
- Greater Philadelphia (2 locations):
Center City: Field House, 1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA
King of Prussia: Tilted Kilt (2nd Floor), 826 W. Dekalb Pk., King of Prussia, PA. Food/drink specials available. RSVP to Jamie Yannacone.
- Greater Washington DC: Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW, Washington, DC
- Hilton Head: Drydock, 840 William Hilton Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, SC
- Houston: Beer Market Co, 920 Studemont St. #900, Houston, TX
- Jacksonville: Wild Wing Cafe, 4555 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
- Jersey Shore (2 locations):
Anchor Tavern: 713 Main St., Belmar, NJ
Surf BBQ, 132 E. River Rd., Rumson, NJ
- Lancaster/Central PA: 2 pm, Home of Michelle and Steve Lando, 246 Farmstead Ln., Lititz, PA. Please bring a snack to share.
- London: Belushi's in London Bridge, 161-165 Borough High St., London SE1 1HR, UK. Venue subject to change. Click here for updated details and to RSVP. Contact Matt Bubba with questions.
- Long Island (2 locations):
Nassau County: Prost Grill & Garten, 652 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY
Suffolk County: The Jon Thomas Inne, 91 Howells Rd., Brightwaters, NY
- Los Angeles: The Garage, 3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA
- Michigan/Northern Ohio: Tony V's Tavern, 5756 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI
- Naples: Boston Beer Garden, 2396 Immokalee Rd., Naples, FL
- New England (Boston location): Warehouse Bar & Grille, 40 Broad St., Boston, MA
- New York City (3 locations). Food/drink specials, social media prizes and text alerts available at all locations.
Gramercy Ale House - 272 3rd Ave.
Proper West - 54 W. 39th St.
The Australian - 20 W. 38th St.
- North Central Jersey: Sona 13, 13 South St. #2, Morristown, NJ
- Northern California: Pete's Tavern, 128 King St., San Francisco, CA
- Northern New Jersey (3 locations):
Bloomfield: Brookdale Tavern + Kitchen, 1099 Broad St., Bloomfield, NJ
Hoboken: Village Pourhouse, 205 1st St., Hoboken, NJ
Ridgewood: The Office Beer Bar & Grill, 32-34 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, NJ.
- Orange County: Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA
- Palm Beach: Duffy's Sports Grill, Shoppes of Oakbrook, 11588 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach, FL
- Phoenix: Kelly's at Southbridge, 7117 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ
- Puerto Rico: CasaBlanca Neighborhood Grill, 402 Calle Sirio (Altamira) San Juan, PR
- Rochester: Jeremiah's Tavern, 2164 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd., Penfield, NY
- San Diego: Home & Away, 2222 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA
- Sarasota: Livingston's Amusement Center, 5947 Clark Center Ave., Sarasota, FL. RSVP to Tony Sellitto.
- South Florida: Batch Gastropub, 30 SW 12th St., Miami, FL
- Tampa Bay: Tates Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 3342 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, FL. RSVP to Frank Gassler.
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