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05 March 2009

Live blog for Providence tonight

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
3/05/2009 11:55:00 AM

#11 Villanova (24-6) vs. Providence (18-11)
7 p.m., 5 March 2009 at the Pavilion.


Line: Villanova -10.5

Join Let's Go Nova tonight at 7 p.m. for a special regular-season finale LIVE BLOG.

Fire up your fake usernames and outlandish comments, Let's Go Nova nation, as it is time once again for a very special live weblog tonight. We begin at 7 p.m., so don't forget to get here early with your comments, questions, opinions, and pleas for me to permanently stop blogging, forever.

Villanova closes out its regular season with a Pavilion game against the Providence Friars.

Providence might be the quintessential NCAA tournament bubble team. It's got a decent resume, but it's probably not in the field of 65 yet. The Friars might need to do a bit more work to really feel comfortable on selection night, and they still have the Big East tournament after tonight to do it.

The Friars, thus, could lose tonight and still dance, so they might not be as desperate as the Wildcats' last opponent, Notre Dame. But many bracketologists think Providence could lock up a spot with a premium win at Villanova tonight.

The game is equally important for Villanova, which now controls its own destiny for the coveted double-bye in the Big East tournament. With a victory tonight, the Wildcats earn themselves an extra day off next week and an automatic seed into the conference quarterfinals in New York.

VIllanova also has more important NCAA seeding issues to consider. The Wildcats must stay on the #3 seed line in order to get a good chance at playing in Philadelphia on the first weekend. With a win tonight and a 1-1 performance in the conference tournament, Villanova should hold up on the #3-line.

One month ago, Villanova won a close decision at Providence, 94-91.

For tonight, KenPom predicts a 14-point Villanova margin, with an 87 percent chance of victory.

Take a look at the other five 'Nova blogs linked at right for their previews, and then come back into our comment section to predict the final score of the last regular season.

See you at 7.

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At 12:21 PM, March 05, 2009, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Villanova 75
Providence 68

At 12:50 PM, March 05, 2009, Blogger Fact said...

82-73 'Cats win
We're Starting to get less serious and more Satirical over at FOVS.. check it out

At 1:31 PM, March 05, 2009, Blogger Dan said...

Nova 86
Prov 64

At 1:31 PM, March 05, 2009, Anonymous whodatkevin said...

VU 92
Prov 79

At 1:42 PM, March 05, 2009, Anonymous Pena Power said...

Nova 79
Providence 72

At 4:27 PM, March 05, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nova 101
Providence 80

At 5:51 PM, March 05, 2009, Blogger Eric said...

Nova 93
Friars 88


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