Tonight's basketball game between Villanova and St. Joe's is being powered, in effect, with green energy.

Hess Corporation's Energy Marketing division is providing the Wildcats' Pavilion  with 113,000 kilowatt hours worth of renewable energy certificates.

They tallied the amount by calculating the energy used by the lighting, scoreboards, audio and visual systems, heating and air conditioning units, scrolling advertisements, on-site computers and concession stands.

Hess said the environmental benefit of the green purchase equates to not driving a typical car 170,000 miles.

The Wildcats meet the Hawks at 8 p.m.