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It’s finally here! The National Championship game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Villanova Wildcats! What time does the game start?
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The time Kansas and Villanova play will be determined by the TV network that airs the game. The game will either be played at 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17.
What time is the game?
The game is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 31.
What channel is the game on?
The game will be broadcast on CBS.
Who is playing?
Kansas and Villanova are playing each other.
The game will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, March 31st at 6:09 PM EDT.
Where is the game being played?
The game will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
What is the capacity of the arena?
Thecapacity of the arena is 20,958
What is the record of the teams at the arena?
The Jayhawks have a storied history at Allen Fieldhouse, where they’ve gone 879-108 since it opened in 1955. That’s good for an .819 winning percentage, which is the best in the nation among active arenas.
The Wildcats, meanwhile, have thrived at their on-campus home since it opened in 1986. They’ve gone 597-108 there, good for a .848 winning percentage that ranks second nationally behind only Kansas.
The first game between Kansas and Villanova was played on February 3, 1907. The Jayhawks won that game, 26-4. The two teams have played each other a total of five times, with Kansas winning four of those games. The most recent meeting between the two teams was on December 21, 2015, when the Jayhawks defeated the Wildcats, 66-59.
How have the teams fared against each other in the past?
In their four meetings, Kansas has a 3-1 lead in the series. The two programs have not played each other since 2008, when Jay Wright led Villanova to a 66-64 victory in the NCAA Tournament. The teams’ first meeting was in 1971, and their most recent matchup came in the Elite Eight of the 1985 NCAA Tournament, when the Jayhawks won 54-49.
What is the all-time series record between the two teams?
The all-time series record is 6-4 in favor of Villanova.
What are some of the most memorable moments between the two teams?
The most memorable moments between the two teams are the 2010 Elite Eight game, in which Kansas won 13-12 in overtime; and the 2016 Elite Eight game, in which Villanova won 64-59.