Villanova can move into a tie atop the Big East standings with Xavier idle for the weekend, but first they must take care of business in Omaha. The CLink is one of the nation’s best venues, and though Villanova has fared well there it is always one of toughest trips of the season.
Villanova seems to have their groove back (who better than DePaul to give it to them?) with the return of Phil Booth to the lineup, and they’ll be full of confidence and ambition on Saturday afternoon.
Creighton meanwhile has hit a tough patch that has seen them slip on to the NCAA Tournament bubble. The Bluejays have lost two straight and four of six with the pair of wins coming against DePaul and something called a Bemidji State. At 19-9 on the season they’re probably a win or two away from being safe, but things are not heading in the right direction.
Venue: CenturyLink Arena (Omaha, Neb.)
Time: 2:30pm ET
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO
Odds: Villanova -7
Villanova Club Gamewatches
Pregame Meetup and Team Sendoff at Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St, Omaha, NE
Team Sendoff (approximate): 11 a.m. (CST)
Pregame Meetup: 11:30 - 1 p.m. (CST)
Atlanta: Hudson Grille Sandy Springs, 6317 Roswell Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA
Baltimore: Rowhouse Grille, 1400 Light St., Baltimore, MD
Boston: The Warehouse, 40 Broad Street, Boston, MA
Central Connecticut: World of Beer, 73 Isham Road #B-30, West Hartford, CT
Colorado: Location TBD
Delaware: Cafe Riviera, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE (inside the Concord Mall)
Philadelphia Location: Field House, 1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
Main Line Location: Gullifty’s, 1149 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
Hilton Head/Low Country: Drydock, 840 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC
Los Angeles: Upscale Game Watch, Knights of Columbus Hall, 224 Sepulveda Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA
REGISTER - Proceeds from the event will benefit the Villanova University Club of Los Angeles Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Michigan: Royal Oak Taphouse, 714 S. Washington Street, Royal Oak, MI
NC Triangle: Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, 505 W Jones St., Raleigh, NC
New York City: Brazen Fox, 106 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Northern California: Final Final, 2990 Baker St San Francisco, CA
North Central New Jersey: Horseshoe Tavern, 36 Speedwell Ave, Morristown, NJ
Montclair: Egan & Sons, 118 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ
Ridgewood: The Office, 32 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood, NJ
Orange County: Island Hotel, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
Orlando: Friendly Confines, 3800 Aloma Ave Winter Park, FL
Palm Beach: Duffy’s, 11588 U.S. 1 N, North Palm Beach, FL
South Jersey: Miller’s Ale House, 554 Fellowhsip Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ
Twin Cities: McCoy’s, 3801 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, MN
Washington DC: Parlay DC Sports Bar & Lounge, 1827 M St. NW Washington, District of Columbia
Washington DC - Suburban: Tysons Biergarten, 8346B Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA
Drink That Guarantees The W: Don Julio blanco
Without much notice it is 80 and sunny down South-way so it is time to break out the Summer drink list. I can get used to this.