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Villanova Wildcats 2014-15 Basketball Schedule Released

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Jay Wright's Villanova squad will be featured in 30 nationally televised games for the 2014-15 season.

'Nova will open the season in an exhibition against Rollie Massimino's Northwood squad celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the 1985 Championship team. The 'Cats will next host an exhibition against Nyack College at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 9th. Following that, the first official game of the season will be an effort to celebrate Darrun Hilliard's four years on the Main Line, as the 'Cats will travel to the new PPL Center in Allentown, PA to face the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Villanova will be designated as the home team for the contest.

The Wildcats’ non-conference schedule will be highlighted with a trip to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Legends Classic where they will face the VCU Rams and then either the Michigan Wolverines or Oregon Ducks. A visit to Madison Square Garden to play the Illinois Fighting Illini as part of the Jimmy V Classic, and a home date with the Syracuse Orange at the Wells Fargo Center wrap up an impressive OOC slate, a point of emphasis following the perceived SOS weakness within the BIG EAST.

‘Nova will also continue their participation in the Philadelphia Big 5 with games against Temple, La Salle, St. Joseph's (PA), and Penn.

The Wildcats will open the conference slate at home on New Year's Eve against Butler Bulldogs. The 230pm ET game will be aired on Fox Sports 1 as the network will broadcast a 5-game marathon featuring all the teams on December 31st.

Villanova's 2014-15 Schedule

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME TV
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Northwood University (Ex) Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Sunday, November 9, 2014 Nyack (Ex) Philadelphia, Pa. 12:00 p.m. TBA
Friday, November 14, 2014 Lehigh Mountain Hawks Allentown, Pa. 8:00 p.m. Fox Sports 2
Monday, November 17, 2014 MD-Eastern Shore Fighting Hawks Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Bucknell Bison Villanova, Pa. 8:00 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Monday, November 24, 2014 Virginia Commonwealth Rams Brooklyn, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ESPN2
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Michigan Wolverines / Oregon Ducks Brooklyn, N.Y. 7:30/10 PM ESPNU/ESPN2
Sunday, November 30, 2014 Delaware Blue Hens Philadelphia, Pa. 4:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at La Salle Explorers Philadelphia, Pa. 8:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Saturday, December 6, 2014 Saint Joseph's Hawks Villanova, Pa. 1:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 vs. Illinois Fighting Illini New York, N.Y. 7:00 p.m. ESPN
Sunday, December 14, 2014 Temple Owls Villanova, Pa. 2:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, December 20, 2014 Syracuse Orange Philadelphia, Pa. 1:00 p.m. FOX
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 NJIT Highlanders Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Butler Bulldogs Villanova, Pa. 2:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Seton Hall Pirates Newark, N.J. 12:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at St. John's Red Storm New York, N.Y. 9:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, January 10, 2015 DePaul Blue Demons Villanova, Pa. 4:00 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Xavier Musketeers Villanova, Pa. 9:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Penn Quakers Philadelphia, Pa. TBA TBA
Monday, January 19, 2015 at Georgetown Hoyas Washington, D.C. 9:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Sunday, January 25, 2015 Creighton Bluejays Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at DePaul Blue Demons Rosemont, Ill. 2:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Marquette Golden Eagles Philadelphia, Pa. 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, February 7, 2015 Georgetown Hoyas Philadelphia, Pa. 2:00 p.m. FOX
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Providence Friars Providence, R.I. 8:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Butler Bulldogs Indianapolis, Ind. 6:00 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Monday, February 16, 2015 Seton Hall Pirates Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Marquette Golden Eagles Milwaukee, Wis. 2:00 p.m. FOX
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Providence Friars Villanova, Pa. 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Xavier Musketeers Cincinnati, Ohio 2:00 p.m. FOX
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Creighton Bluejays Omaha, Neb. 9:00 p.m. Fox Sports 1
Saturday, March 7, 2015 St. John's Red Storm Philadelphia, Pa. 12:00 p.m. FOX/Fox Sports 1

What do you think of the schedule? Can Villanova repeat as BIG EAST champions?