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Confirmed: Villanova Basketball to play Baylor

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‘Cats will travel to Waco

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Villanova at Baylor IndyStar-USA TODAY Sports

June 2 Update: Villanova has confirmed the game and the December 12th date.

Villanova has added another high-profile game to their 2021-22 season.

‘Nova will replay their 2021 Sweet 16 game against National Champion Baylor Bears as a part of the Big 12 - Big East Battle according to Jon Rothstein.

The matchup, slated for Waco, would be the third consecutive year where the Wildcats and Bears have faced off. Scott Drew is 2-0 against Jay Wright in those games.

Villanova’s 2022 schedule already includes playing in the Jimmy V Classic against Syracuse and the Hall of Fame Classic where Tennessee, Purdue, and North Carolina will participate.

This matchup between 3 of the last 5 National Champions will be the marquee game of the inter-conference challenge. Other games include:

  • UConn at West Virginia
  • Kansas at St. John’s
  • Texas at Seton Hall
  • Iowa St at Creighton
  • Texas Tech at Providence
  • TCU at Georgetown
  • Butler at Oklahoma
  • Xavier at Oklahoma St
  • Marquette at Kansas St

Days and times have not been announced.