Another non-conference opponent is [nearly] on the books for the 2020-21 season, as Jon Rothstein has noted that Villanova is set to play Virginia at Madison Square Garden next season.
Sources: Villanova and Virginia will play a neutral site game next season at Madison Square Garden.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 6, 2020
On Thursday, the Villanova Athletic Department confirmed that the game will be played on December 19th.
Save the date #NovaNation!— Villanova Athletics (@NovaAthletics) May 7, 2020
December 19 @NovaMBB / UVA
Details: https://t.co/WP7XedPznS#TBT to the last time the two teams
met! ⬇️ @Divincenzo pic.twitter.com/DgmtyVR9cj
December 19th ➡️ Back at the World’s Most Famous Arena @TheGarden with the #NovaNation!— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) May 7, 2020
NOVA / UVA Details: https://t.co/Z4hhShJXyW #GoNova✌️ pic.twitter.com/quq6Ubgqzu
The two programs have accounted for three of the last four National Championships and played a home & home across the 2016 and 2017 [recap] seasons, with each team winning at their home venue.
All-time, the Wildcats are 3-5 against the Cavaliers with the two other victories coming in 2004 and 1988.
Villanova’s non-conference for the 2020-21 season is also set to include a trip to Austin to play Texas, and two of Michigan, NC State, or Baylor in the Empire Classic.