Villanova is back, or at least so says just about everybody in the media after the Wildcats put a 28-point butt whooping on Seton Hall Sunday afternoon. The ‘Cats are winners of 8 straight, and sit atop the Big East at 7-0.
DePaul almost beat Villanova at the beginning of the month, and I guarantee Jay Wright will be reminding his team of that constantly heading into the matchup. The Blue Demons are an improved team and they’re right in the mix to finish at the top half of the standings thanks to a mess of a start to conference play for anyone not named ‘Nova or Marquette.
We’re looking at sub-zero temperatures in Chicago on Wednesday, so it is anyone’s guess what this crowd will look like. An odd atmosphere on the road should at the very least make for an interesting game.
Matchup: #14 Villanova Wildcats vs. DePaul Blue Demons
Venue: Wintrust Arena (Chicago, Ill.)
Time: 8:00pm ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
Live Stream: N/A
Odds: Villanova -5.5
Villanova Club Gamewatches
Pregame Meetup and Team Sendoff: Lower Lounge at The Blackstone, 636 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL4:30 p.m. (CST)
Prior to tipoff, mix and mingle with Villanova alumni and fans and greet the Wildcats in the hotel lobby on their way to the arena. Cash bar is available and complimentary appetizers will be provided by Villanova’s Midwest Regional Office. All alumni, parents and friends are welcome!
Tampa Bay (Sarasota): Gecko’s Grill & Pub, 5585 Palmer Crossing Circle, Sarasota, FL
Tampa Bay (Tampa): Duffy’s - Tampa, 1580 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL
Central: Brick House Tavern + Tap, 3569 US-1, Princeton, NJ
Jersey Shore (Rumson): Surf BBQ, 132 E River Rd, Rumson, NJ
Jersey Shore (Sea Girt): Rod’s Olde Irish Tavern, 507 Washington Blvd, Sea Girt, NJ
New York City: Brazen Fox, 106 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Main Line: PJ Whelihan’s, 4803 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA
Low Country: The Dry Dock, 840 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC
Drink That Guarantees The W: Basil Hayden
Don’t you just love it when your friends leave good bourbon lying around your house?