The 2011-12 Villanova Basketball Schedule has been released, and we finally know the identity of the final non-conference opponent. Nova will face Boston University at the Wells Fargo Center in December, in a similar fashion to their December meeting with Delaware there last season that drew a paltry 12,000 fans. Despite the small crowds, the profit margin must have been high enough to warrant the larger arena's use against another low-major opponent this season. Four conference games, one non-conference game, and one exhibition will be played at the Wells Fargo Center this season for six total games there.
The 'Cats will also take on New York Institute of Technology, a Division II opponent, in what has become a traditional exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center in early November. They will then face Monmouth, La Salle and Delaware at home before departing for Anaheim to play in the 76 Classic.
It is also notable that the Delaware basketball game, which was previously expected to be the night after the football game with Delaware on November 19th at PPL Park, will now be held the day before.
The schedule features a minimum of 18 national television appearances starting with the 76 Classic on November 24.