By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Mar 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM Photography: David Bernacchi

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has organized a number of watch parties for Thursday's NCAA Tournament game between the Panthers and Villanova.

The Official UWM Alumni Association Viewing Party is set for Friday's Front Row at Miller Park. The party begins at 7 p.m. and the cost is $15. To register, click here.

Registration includes a long sleeve T-shirt, spirit items, heavy appetizers and a chance to win an iPad mini.

The UWM Union Gasthaus at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. will also host a watch party beginning at 7 p.m. No RSVP is needed. There will be free parking in the attached structure starting at 7 p.m.

Finally, an additional watch party is scheduled for Stubby's at 2060 N. Humboldt Ave. It also starts at 7 p.m. and no RSVP is required.

For fans heading to Buffalo, N.Y., UWM will host a pregame social at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St., in downtown Buffalo. The restaurant is within walking distance of the First Niagara Center and the event begins at 5 p.m.

Thursday's game is expected to tipoff at around 8:30 p.m. CDT and is televised live on TBS.