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Villanova finalizes 2021-22 non-conference schedule

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 15 Big East Conference Tournament - Villanova v Xavier Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Villanova released their 2021-22 non-conference slate on Tuesday. The upcoming schedule features trips to Waco, TX to play reigning National Champion, Baylor, as well as a trip to Los Angeles to take on perennial blue blood and 2021 National Semifinalist, UCLA.

Nova’s schedule also includes facing Syracuse in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden as well as participation in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun where the squad will face Tennessee and then North Carolina or Purdue in the second game.

The Wildcats’ non-con schedule is rounded out with Big 5 matchups against Temple, St. Joe’s, LaSalle, and Penn, and hosting Mount St. Mary’s and Howard.

This season marks Hall of Famer, Jay Wright’s, 21st season at the helm of the program of the Main Line Program. Over that time, he has led ‘Nova to the 2016 and 2018 National Championships, three Final Fours, and a combination of 12 BIG EAST Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships. He was named the National Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2016 as well as the AP’s Coach of the 2010’s Decade.

Across his 27 year tenure at Villanova and Hofstra, Wright has tallied 612 victories including 490 on the Main Line.