Villanova Wildcats fever running high ahead of tonight's championship game

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Excitement is building on campus. (WPVI)

Villanova is just one game away from the championship for which they have been waiting 31 years.

Only the number-one-seeded North Carolina Tarheels stand in their way.

After the teams' 95-51 blowout win against Oklahoma Saturday night, the biggest beat-down ever in a national semifinal, Villanova fans are going nuts.

But the Wildcats have promised to stay focused to the end. They are clearly thirsty to win it all.

PHOTOS: Show us your Nova Nation pride!

On Monday the president of Villanova University released a letter telling students to act responsibly when celebrating. All classes after 6 p.m. are cancelled because of the game, and the Office of the Provost is asking professors to be understanding of those students who traveled to Houston to cheer on the Wildcats.

Not everyone made it to Houston, but that doesn't mean they are lacking spirit.

Saturday's watch party and celebration spilled out onto Lancaster Avenue. Monday night's watch party is planned at the Pavilion.

Radnor Township Police, state police and Delaware County authorities will have mounted units to control anticipated crowds.

Today we saw maintenance workers greasing traffic light poles to prevent students climbing at the intersection of Ithan and Lancaster.

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In Houston, Wildcat fever is being treated to a little Southern hospitality.

Authorities say anyone in the area should expect road closures around campus.

Radnor Twp. Police Lt. Christopher Flanagan explains, "We want to be very clear, we're here to watch them have fun, celebrate and have a great time," said Radnor Twp. Police Lt. Christopher Flanagan. "But we will make sure the public safety remains the key focus."

Seven people were arrested during Saturday night's celebration. Two people were charged with assaulting a police horse.
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