How to Watch
Time: 5 p.m. EST
Where: Wells Fargo Center; Philadelphia, PA
Villanova is favored by -18.5, according to Oddsshark.
Georgetown holds the distinct pleasure of being one of two teams that have winning all-time series records against Villanova. (For all you trivia fans, the other is St. John’s). The Hoyas are 43-38 all-time against the Wildcats, but it’s been over three years since Georgetown last defeated Villanova.
In their previous meeting this season in January, Villanova walloped the Hoyas 88-56 at D.C.’s Capital One Arena.
Welcome to the last game of the regular Big East season for both Villanova and Georgetown.
Villanova will be coming on to the court after a jarring “victory” over Seton Hall on Wednesday. Scrambling in overtime, the Wildcats managed to stave-off the Pirates 69-68 in New Jersey. ‘Nova was able to piece together a W largely due to the efforts of junior Mikal Bridges. Bridges’ 25 points were a bright beacon in the midst of Wildcats’ season-worst shooting of 36.4%.
The Wildcats will be aiming to re-boost their offensive efficiency against Georgetown tonight, and junior Jalen Brunson will likely (again) be leading ‘Nova’s efforts. Announced as one of the 15 final candidates for the coveted Wooden Award, the junior is averaging 19.1 points per game.
Georgetown enters this evening looking to bounce back from their current three-game losing streak. The Hoyas’s last victory, though inching further away on the calendar at February 13, was a thrilling 87-83 win over Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Marcus Derrickson and Jessie Govan have been the Hoyas’ headlining duo all season, and will continue their marquee performances tonight. Govan leads the Hoyas by averaging 17.1 points per game and 10.1 rebounds. Derrickson trails closely behind Govan in points per game, averaging 15.7, but tops his fellow Hoya in three-point shooting, nailing 45.6% of 3FGs.