What channel is Villanova vs. UCLA on today? Time, TV schedule for college hoops game



Two of the top ranked men’s college basketball teams at the start of the 2021-22 season will compete against each other on national television Friday night when No. 4 Villanova visits No. 2 UCLA.

This game is the closest ranked matchup so far in the college basketball season, and it might be the closest one for the whole month of November. Both teams opened their seasons on Tuesday with dominating, and similar, victories: UCLA beating CSU Bakersfield 95-58 and Villanova beating Mount St. Mary’s 91-51.

Despite having the most college basketball championships in history with 11, UCLA was the Cinderella story of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, as it went from the First Four to the Final Four. Villanova only made it to the Sweet 16 as a fifth seed. However, Villanova has won the NCAA Tournament twice in the past six seasons (2016, 2018). 

UCLA opens as a slight favorite, most likely because it has the home court advantage with the Pacific time zone (the Villanova team will be three hours behind their normal body time). The spread is only 4.5 points, according to DraftKings.

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What channel is Villanova vs. UCLA on tonight?

  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Live stream: ESPN+, fuboTV

Villanova vs. UCLA will be shown on ESPN2 as the only college basketball game on the channel on Friday night.

Additionally, ESPN’s streaming service ESPN+ will show the game, along with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

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Villanova vs. UCLA tipoff

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 12
  • Time: 11:30 p.m. ET | 8:30 p.m. PT

The game will tip off from Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles at 8:30 p.m. PT, or 11:30 p.m. ET. 

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Villanova schedule 2021

Here are Villanova’s next five games.

National games are bold.

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV Channel
Nov. 12 @No. 2 UCLA 11:30 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV
Nov. 16 Howard 6:30 p.m. FS2, fuboTV
Nov. 20 No. 18 Tennessee 1:00 p.m. ESPNNews, fuboTV
Nov. 28 La Salle 6:00 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV
Dec. 1 @Penn 7:00 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV

UCLA schedule 2021

Here are UCLA’s next five games.

National games are bold.

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV Channel
Nov. 12 No. 4 Villanova 11:30 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV
Nov. 15 LBSU 11:00 p.m. PAC12, fuboTV
Nov. 17 UNF 10:30 p.m. PAC12, fuboTV
Nov. 22 Bellarmine 8:00 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Nov. 23 No. 1 Gonzaga 10:00 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV


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