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Villanova vs. UNC Asheville – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Villanova came up just short against Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament title game, but the Wildcats still have their eyes on the ultimate prize - an NCAA championship. Villanova, which finished an impressive 29-5, will be the South Region's 2-seed. The Wildcats' first game will come against UNC-Asheville. Kansas is the 1-seed in Villanova's bracket.

UNC Asheville qualified for the tournament by knocking off Winthrop in the Big South's championship game. The Bulldogs, led by freshman guard Dylan Smith, finished with a 22-11 record.

Date: Friday, March 18

Time: 12:40 PM ET

TV Channel: truTV

Location: Brooklyn

Announcers: Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce

Opening Betting Line: TBD

Prediction: Villanova was one win away from being a 1-seed again, and we don't expect the Wildcats to have much trouble here. The fantastic trio of Kris Jenkins, Josh Hart and Ryan Arcidiacono should be too much for a Bulldogs squad that only played a handful of tournament-worthy teams all season. 15-seeds have beaten 2-seeds before, but don't count on it here.

We'll take Villanova by 15 points. The Wildcats would next get either Iowa or....Temple.