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Villanova Basketball will play at USC in charity exhibition this October

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The Villanova Wildcats will play the USC Trojans on October 18th per Jon Rothstein on Twitter:

The Galen Center is USC’s home court, which means the Wildcats will be making the rare trip out to the West Coast! This is also another great way for Jay Wright to test his young team early against top level competition. The Charity Matchup will raise funds for the California Fire Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial and emotional assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters and the communities they protect.

October 18th will be a Friday game, so you may need to leave work early if you plan to attend in person. That’s still about 2 weeks ahead of the start of the season, so this may not be the only exhibition game we see for the Wildcats. That said, I’d expect any other games to be a little bit closer to home. We’ll update you with any additional details and dates, but this is already another great addition to Villanova Basketball’s 2019-2020 schedule!