Because stats are fun, here is a historical break down of the 18 previous games between Villanova and Louisville.
All Time Series: Villanova: 9W, 9L
BIG EAST Conference Record: Villanova: 6W, 4L
In the BIG EAST Tournament: 0-1
First Meeting: January 28, 1950 at The Palestra (Villanova loss, 68-78)
Last 5: 3-2 (WLWWWL)
Last 10: 6-4 (WLWWLLLWWW)
Jay Wright vs. Louisville: 6-5
- Louisville opened its 1997-98 season with a 76-66 victory over Jay Wright’s Hofstra team in the first round of the Puerto Rico Shootout (12/27/97).
Rick Pitino vs. Villanova: 7-9 (2-3 at Providence, 1-0 at Kentucky, 4-6 at Louisville)
Biggest Historical Win: Louisville (22, 1/3/1952), Villanova (14, 1/12/11)
Neutral Site Games: KIT ('53), Maui Classic ('89), Great Alaska Shootout ('94), NCAA Tournament ('96 Milwaukee), BIG EAST Tournament ('09)
Villanova vs. Louisville @ MSG: 0-1
The game will be televised on ESPN; Seaan McDonough, Bill Raftery, and Jay Bilas will be calling the action.