Seven games at the newly named Wells Fargo Center and four Big Five games in December highlight Villanova's 2010-11 men's basketball schedule, announced Friday.
The Wildcats, who were 25-8 last season, will play five Big East Conference home games at the arena formerly known as the Wachovia Center. They will take on Delaware (Dec. 18) and Maryland (Jan. 15) in nonconference games there.
Villanova will play all its City Series games before the start of its Big East schedule. The finale, Dec. 30 against Temple at the Pavilion, is a rematch of last season's battle that the Owls won, 75-65, handing 'Nova only its second loss in its last 23 games against Big Five opponents. The game originally was scheduled for Dec. 29 but was moved for television purposes.
The Wildcats are in the field for the NIT Season Tip-Off, opening with two games at the Pavilion on Nov. 16 and 17.
In addition to three games on ESPN "Big Monday," the Wildcats will host the network's College GameDay on Feb. 12 at the Pavilion.
Villanova will play on national television at least 18 times.
2 District of Columbia (Exh.) (WFC) . . . 7
12 Bucknell . . . TBA
16 Marist (NIT) . . . 5:30 p.m./ESPNU
17 Boston U./Geo. Washington (NIT) . . . TBA
20 Lafayette . . . 7
22/24 NIT Season Tip-off 3d round . . . ESPN2
23/26 NIT Season Tip-off 4th round . . . ESPN
3 y-St. Joseph's . . . 8:30 p.m./ESPNU
8 y-at Penn . . . TBA
12 y-at La Salle . . . ESPNU
18 Delaware (WFC) . . . 7:30
22 at Monmouth . . . 7
30 y-Temple . . . 7/ESPN2
2 x-Rutgers . . . 1/ESPNU
6 x-at USF . . . 7/ESPNU
9 x-Cincinnati . . . TBA
12 Louisville (WFC) . . . 7/ESPN or ESPN2
15 Maryland (WFC) . . . 1/CBS
17 x-at Connecticut . . . 3:30/ESPN
22 x-at Syracuse . . . Noon/ESPN
26 x-at Providence . . . TBA
29 x-Georgetown (WFC) . . . Noon/ESPN
2 x-Marquette . . . 7/ESPNU
5 x-West Virginia (WFC) . . . Noon/ESPN
9 x-at Rutgers
12 x-Pittsburgh . . . 9/ESPN
15 x-at Seton Hall . . . TBA
19 x-at DePaul . . . TBA
21 x-Syracuse (WFC) . . . 7/ESPN
26 x-St. John's (WFC) . . . 2/ESPN
28 x-at Notre Dame . . . 7/ESPN
5 x-at Pittsburgh . . . 4/CBS
8-12 Big East Tournament . . . ESPN/ESPN2
Home games in bold at the Pavilion unless otherwise noted.
WFC – Home game at Wells Fargo Center
x – Big East Conference game
y – Big Five game
NIT – NIT Season Tip-off. First- and second-round games at Villanova.Third and fourth round at New York's Madison Square Garden or, if consolation round, at Villanova.
Times are tentative and subject to change