How to watch, listen or stream
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
Radio: The Score 670 AM (DePaul) || WTEL 610 AM (Villanova)
Online Streaming: Streaming is available for this telecast via FOX Sports GO where available.
Spread: The line opened at 23 points in favor of Villanova. It's since been bumped up to 23.5 in most if not all locations. Source: OddsShark, as always.
Records ATS: DePaul (9-17-1) || Villanova (15-13)
3 things to watch
1. In Pursuit of #39: It's been over three years since the Villanova Wildcats have lost at their on-campus venue. The Pavilion has been unfriendly to anyone who has walked in its doors, and the Wildcats have proved victorious in all 38 contests there since a loss to the Providence Friars in 2013. Tuesday night, 'Nova seeks their 39th straight victory at 'The Ski Lodge.' While we don't think they'll hit Kentucky's heralded 129-game winning streak at home, this stretch of dominance has been nothing to scoff at, and it could stretch into the 2016-17 season if things turn out well for Jay Wright's bunch.
2. Big Smooth Sailing: Kris Jenkins has been perhaps the most improved player on the Villanova Wildcats this season. His efficiency numbers in conference play are up from where they were during last year's conference season, and he's also been a better 3-point shooter even with more attempts. Last year, Jenkins 39 percent from deep, ranking 14th during conference play. This year, he's at 40.4 percent on 94 attempts after taking just 59 a season ago. That number ranks him fifth amongst his peers. He'll have an opportunity to continue his torrid stretch of play Tuesday night and, at this rate, it would be shocking if he didn't.
3. That's Gotta Be Cain: A bright spot in another disappointing year in Rosemont has been freshman Eli Cain. The Willingboro, New Jersey native has posted double figures in eight of his last 11 games including a 22-point effort against Providence that got him on this week's BIG EAST Honor Roll. The St. Benedict's Prep alum picked up 15 points on a 5-for-11 mark the last time these two teams met on February 9 in Rosemont. Whether Cain has more left in the tank as this season winds down is anybody's guess, but, if he does, the New Jerseyan may put on a show again close to his home across the Delaware River.