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Louisville Basketball vs. Villanova: A Series History

Because stats are fun, here is a historical break down of the 18 previous games between Villanova and Louisville.

Andy Lyons

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.