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No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 5 West Virginia Preview: Game Time, Channel, Betting Line, Announcers, Prediction

Jay Wright pointing.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 02: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts against the Michigan Wolverines in the second half during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at the Alamodome on April 2, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Michigan Wolverines 79-62. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

This Friday, the No. 1 Villanova Wildcats will meet the No. 5 West Virginia Mountaineers in the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats enter the contest with a 32-4 record, while the Mountaineers enter the contest with a 26-10 mark. The game will be broadcast on TBS.

Preview: Villanova has reached the Sweet 16 by knocking off Radford and Alabama. The Wildcats, led by Mikal Bridges, have looked as dominant as any other team in this year's tournament. Villanova held Alabama star Collin Sexton to 17 points - and forced him to commit five turnovers.

West Virginia too, has yet to be tested. The Mountaineers took down Murray State and Marshall, putting up incredible offensive performances in both contests. Jevon Carter, who scored 28 against the Thundering Herd, has been leading the way for WVU.

Date: Friday, March 23

Game Time: 7:27 PM ET

Channel: TBS

Location: TD Garden, Boston, MA

Announcers: Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce

Opening Betting Line: Villanova by 5.5 via 5Dimes

Prediction: Before the tournament even started, West Virginia was a hot pick to reach the Final Four. The Mountaineers are gritty, out-hustle other teams and have experienced guards. It isn't a huge surprise to see them in the Sweet 16 - a place where many other high seeds haven't reached.

But, Villanova might be the best team in the country left in the tournament. The Wildcats, led by star guard Jalen Brunson, have six players who average double figures. They're one of the most consistent teams in the field. They're also tournament-tested.

We'll take the Wildcats to win by three.