March 21, 2018
The Villanova Wildcats cruised through the first two rounds of the NCCA Men's Basketball Championship, dispatching Radford and Alabama with ease as Jay Wright's squad looks to regain its 2016 title form.
They did not exactly cruise to Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
In the mayhem of the two-day nor'easter sweeping across the region, Villanova's charter bus battled with the elements to get the team on the road in time to catch a flight to Boston. Villanova alum and 6ABC reporter Mark Meany was on the scene.
Villanova team bus having MAJOR trouble due to snow. Trying to get to airport for charter flight. So far NO luck. pic.twitter.com/EgnAlt2Pxy— mark meany (@markmeany) March 21, 2018
Update @NovaMBB bus still STUCK trying to get to airport! pic.twitter.com/oArNbiwF42— mark meany (@markmeany) March 21, 2018
UPDATE..success!! On attempt #10 the @NovaMBB team bus finally makes it thru the snow and off for charter flight to Boston for #Sweet16 pic.twitter.com/Wy7c8ywAKE— mark meany (@markmeany) March 21, 2018
Villanova was already forced to cancel Tuesday's campus send-off celebration as a result of Winter Storm Toby. People got free pizza instead.
SWEET 16 Campus Send-Off set for Wednesday, March 21st at 6:15pm outside the Davis Center!— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) March 19, 2018
FREE 🍕courtesy of our friends at @dominos! #LetsMarchNova #NovaNation pic.twitter.com/8nlSH30sCD
The good news for the Wildcats is that they're currently favored, along with Michigan, to win the national title. A little bit of snow shouldn't get in the way of that.
Villanova will take on West Virginia on Friday night at TD Garden. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:27 p.m.