Thanks to our friends at The UConn Blog, we have a heads up on a potential scheduling opportunity for Villanova in 2021-22 and 2022-23.
Looks like @BIGEASTMBB will be participating in the PAC-12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge in 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. Eight teams from Big East will play PAC-12 teams in Vegas in 2021 and then same teams would play in NY in 2022. Hopefully #UConn involved H/T @sbjsbd newsletter pic.twitter.com/FSmoi9iT3b— The UConn Blog (@TheUConnBlog) May 20, 2020
Currently Villanova plays the local Big 5 series and generally fills out the schedule with a warm weather tournament and a series of ‘event’ games such as the Gavitt Games, Big East-Big 12 Challenge, and NYC events.
That type of schedule limits the buy-games on the schedule that fans dread. With the addition of UConn and subsequent move to a 20-game conference schedule, these are the types of events the program should strive to be a part of.
Given the NYC component to this series, you’d have to imagine Villanova will lobby to be a part of this event. Potential matchups with Arizona, UCLA and Oregon are exciting to think about as well.