The moment is finally here peeps, Villanova Wildcats (30-3) takes on Creighton Bluejays (25-8) in the Big East championship game tonight at 5:30 PM EST in the greatest arena in the world-‘Madison Square Garden’ in the greatest city in the world- ‘New York.’
Fox Sports 1 will air the game nationally with Gus Johnson, Jim Jackson, and Lisa Byington calling the action.
Villanova has won both regular-season encounters against Creighton this season. First, the Wildcats won an 80-70 thriller on New Year’s Eve then a 79-63 game on Feb. 25th. Moreover, Villanova leads the all-time series (9-2) against Creighton.
Date and Time: March 11th, 2017 5:30 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US)
“Great players make great plays,” said Villanova’s coach Jay Wright after beating Seton Hall 55-53 in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament.
All thanks to Josh Hart, the Big East’s player of the year who turned an offensive rebound into the game-winning three-point play with 9.6 seconds left on the clock.
Hart posted19 points and 10 rebounds to send the four-time defending regular-season champions- the Wildcats into the final.
Co-incidently, the Bluejays also booked their championship shot with a game-winning 3-pointer by Marcus Foster with 8 seconds to play against Xavier to win by 75-72 on Friday night.
Foster and Justin Patton each made 21 points for Creighton, which hit 13 of 20 from the three-point line.