'Nova opens season Nov. 9 at home

Posted: September 06, 2012

Villanova will begin its 2012-13 regular season on Nov. 9 at home against the University of the District of Columbia in the 2K Sports Classic and will go against St. John's at home in its Big East opener on Jan. 2.

The Wildcats, coming off a 13-19 record last season that included a 5-13 mark in the conference, will play their four Philadelphia Big Five games over a 17-day period beginning Nov. 25 at La Salle and concluding Dec. 11 against St. Joseph's at home.

The Wildcats' nonconference schedule also includes a pair of games at Madison Square Garden in the final two rounds of the 2K Sports Classic, and a trip to Vanderbilt on Dec. 1 in the Big East/SEC Challenge.

Villanova will play three opponents - Syracuse, Providence, and South Florida - twice each in the Big East under the conference's 18-game format.

An athletic department spokesman said dates for the Wildcats' home games at the Wells Fargo Center have yet to be finalized.  

- Joe Juliano

Villanova Basketball Schedule

Home games in capitals.

Opponent Time/Television

NOVEMBER

1 CARLETON (Exhibition) TBD

9 UDC TBD

11 MARSHALL TBD

15 vs. Purdue, MSG 9 p.m./ESPN2

16 vs. Alabama/Oregon St., MSG

5 or 7 p.m./ESPNU or ESPN2

20 COLUMBIA TBD

25 at La Salle TBD

DECEMBER

1 at Vanderbilt 5 p.m./ESPN2

5 TEMPLE 9 p.m./ESPN2

8 at Penn TBD

11 ST. JOSEPH'S 7 p.m./ESPNU

16 DELAWARE 4 p.m./ESPNU

22 at Monmouth TBD

28 NJIT TBD

JANUARY

2 ST. JOHN'S 8 p.m./ESPNU

9 at USF TBD

12 at Syracuse TBD

16 PITTSBURGH 7 p.m./ESPNU

19 at Providence TBD

22 LOUISVILLE TBD

26 SYRACUSE 11 a.m./ESPNU

30 at Notre Dame 7 p.m./ESPN2

FEBRUARY

3 PROVIDENCE TBD

5 at DePaul 7 p.m./ESPN2

9 USF 3 p.m./ESPNU

12 at Cincinnati TBD

16 at Connecticut

Noon/ESPN/ESPN2

18 RUTGERS 9 p.m./ESPNU

23 MARQUETTE 6 p.m./ESPN

or ESPN2

25 at Seton Hall 9 p.m./ESPNU

MARCH

3 at Pittsburgh TBD

6 GEORGETOWN 7 p.m./ESPN

or ESPN2

12-16 Big East Tournament TBD

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