Late night for 'Nova fans
The Wildcats’ faithful will be burning the midnight oil this week. Villanova will take the next step in their mission to hit the Elite Eight Thursday night, when they meet perennial ACC power Duke.
And what time will they tip off? That would be 10 p.m.
That’s not a typo. The Villanova game will not start until 10, meaning it likely will end sometime around 12:30. And that’s if the first game goes according to plan and does not go into overtime. Not like that’s ever happened.
The first game in Boston will feature Pittsburgh and Xavier tipping off at 7:30. The Villanova-Duke game will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
It means a late night for the Main Line faithful. If you’ve got an hour or two, I will tell you about what kind of headaches they creates for newspapers. Suffice it to say it will be a late night.
But it will be worth it if the Wildcats play the way they did Saturday in dismantling a pretty good UCLA team.
It was abundantly clear after the first time a Bruin was flattened while thinking he was on his way to an uncontested trip to the basket that the Californians were not prepared for Big East-style basketball.
Now it’s on to Bean Town and Duke. At 10 p.m.