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How to watch Villanova vs. Xavier

It’s the 5th straight year Villanova has played on Friday night of the Big East Tournament.

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Xavier’s narrow win over Creighton on Thursday afternoon set a Friday night date with the defending champs.

The teams split their regular season matchups which each side winning the home leg by double-digits, so this semi-final matchup promises to produce a good game. Xavier will try to use their size advantage to stifle Villanova’s attack, while the Wildcats’ big 3 of Phil Booth, Eric Paschall and Collin Gillespie looked on their game in a big win over Providence.

While X absolutely needs to win the Big East Tournament to go dancing, Villanova appears to have an outside shot of moving on to the 5-seed line if they can win it all in New York.

Matchup: #25 Villanova Wildcats vs. Xavier Musketeers

Venue: Madison Square Garden

Time: 6:30pm ET


Live Stream: Fox Sports GO

Odds: Villanova -7.5

Villanova Club Gamewatches

Pregame Meetup(s) - 4:30pm

  • Crompton Ale House - 159 W 26th Street, New York, NY
  • Intercontinental New York Times Square - 300 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

NYC Game Watch & Postgame Meetup(s) - 6:30pm

  • Brazen Fox NYC, 106 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
  • Crompton Ale House - 159 W 26th Street, New York, NY

Drink That Guarantees The W: Casamigos Anejo

Back in the South (being a good father, sorry ‘Cats) but at least having a real drink!