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Watch the Elite 8 With Fellow Cat Fans

It's either the Wildcats or Panthers on Saturday.

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    Watch the Elite 8 With Fellow Cat Fans
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    Villanova Wildcats mascot Will D. Cat cheers during the semifinal round of the Big East Tournament against the Louisville Cardinals at Madison Square Garden on March 13, 2009 in New York City.

    In a battle of the cats, the Villanova Wildcats take on the University of Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday Night in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.

    After victorious Thursday night games -- Nova crushed Duke 77-54 and Pitt overcame Xavier 60-55 -- Who will come out on top in the match-up?

    The game takes place at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Mass. Tip off at 7:05 p.m.

    Both schools have thousands of local alumni so many area bars will be packed with people cheering for their favorite cat.

    Official Nova functions are planned in the area, according to Nova officials.

    Villanova students are watching the game at the Connelly Center on campus. Alumni can catch all the excitement at a pre-game event beginning at 6 p.m. at Mad River Manayunk, 4100 Main St.

    For those lucky enough to make it to Boston, head to The Greatest Bar, 262 Friend St., across the street from the TD Banknorth Garden. The Boston Chapter of the Villanova University Alumni Association has a Game Watch event scheduled there.

    McGillin's Olde Ale House at 1310 Drury Street in Center City will sell $3 pints of Victory Hop Devil all night Friday and all day Saturday. The question remains wich team's fans will get to taste victory.

    Wildcat fans will pack into local bars but don't be surprised to see plenty of Panther gold at area bars.

    We also reached out to the local chapter of the Pitt Alumni Association but have yet to get word on any official game watches.