Thanks to the lack of NFL football today, we’ve got a pretty nice slate of nationally televised college basketball games today. We’ve also got WWE’s Royal Rumble, the official kickoff of the road to WrestleMania. I hope you bought your snacks early this weekend, because there’s really no reason to leave your couch today.
The highlight of the day is a game that I can’t actually recommend that you watch, with Virginia heading to the Wells Fargo Center to tangle with Villanova. These are two of the 20 slowest teams in the country and there is a very real chance that neither team manages to break 60 points. The potential good news, in terms of entertainment value, is that Villanova is coming off their loss to Marquette, and as Marquette fans, we’re well aware of what the Wildcats can do when they’re coming off of a loss.
There’s a Big East league game later on in the day that holds a bit of interest for MU fans. Xavier is in New York to face St. John’s, and MU will play both of those teams twice in the final nine regular season games, including a trip to the Big Apple later this week.
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Official Royal Rumble Card
Rich Swann (c) vs Neville, WWE Cruiserweight Championship match
Charlotte (c) vs Bayley, WWE Raw Women’s Championship match
Kevin Owens (c) vs Roman Reigns, No Disqualification match for the WWE Universal Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs John Cena, WWE Championship Match
The Royal Rumble, 30-man elimination match for a championship match at WrestleMania 33
Confirmed entrants in the Royal Rumble match:
Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Big Show, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Braun Stroman, Baron Corbin, Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Sami Zayn, Big Cass, Rusev, Mojo Rawley