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Villanova announces 2023-24 Big East men’s college basketball schedule

The puzzle is complete!

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It’s the best Friday news drop in quite some time! After Jon Rothstein had been releasing a couple nuggets earlier in the week, in conjunction with the Big East, Villanova has made the 2023-24 conference play slate public on Friday.

The Wildcats will open Big East play on the road, starting with Creighton on Dec. 20, followed by DePaul on Dec. 23.

They’ll head back to Pennsylvania for their first Big East game at home, when they host Xavier on Jan. 3 at Finneran Pavilion.

Villanova will have a total of six Wells Fargo Center games, a lineup that includes four conference play matchups. The ‘Cats will take on UConn on Jan. 20, and they’ll have three other Wells Fargo Center games after that against Providence (Feb. 4), Seton Hall (Feb. 11) and Creighton (Mar. 9). In non-conference play, they’ll host UCLA on Dec. 9, but also take part in the brand new Philadelphia Big Five Classic on Dec. 2.

Game times and TV network info will be announced at a later date.

With the announcement of the Big East slate, Villanova’s schedule is complete. Here’s the full list.

Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball 2023-24 regular season schedule

Nov. 6: vs. American

Nov. 10: vs. LeMoyne

Nov. 13: at Penn

Nov. 17: vs. Maryland

Nov. 22-24: Battle 4 Atlantis

  • Nov. 22: Texas Tech
  • Nov. 23: North Carolina or Northern Iowa
  • Nov. 24: Final day of Battle 4 Atlantis, opponent TBD

Nov. 29: vs. Saint Joseph’s

Dec. 2: Big Five Classic triple-header at Wells Fargo Center

Dec. 5: at Kansas State

Dec. 9: vs. UCLA (Wells Fargo Center)

Dec. 20: at Creighton

Dec. 23: at DePaul

Jan. 3: vs. Xavier

Jan. 6: vs. St. John’s

Jan. 12: vs. DePaul

Jan. 15: at Marquette

Jan. 20: at UConn (Wells Fargo Center)

Jan. 24: at St. John’s (Madison Square Garden)

Jan. 27: at Butler

Jan. 30: vs. Marquette

Feb. 4: vs. Providence (Wells Fargo Center)

Feb. 7: at Xavier

Feb. 11: vs. Seton Hall (Wells Fargo Center)

Feb. 16: at Georgetown

Feb. 20: vs. Butler

Feb. 24: at UConn

Feb. 27: vs. Georgetown

Mar. 2: at Providence

Mar. 6: at Seton Hall

Mar. 9: vs. Creighton (Wells Fargo Center)

Mar. 13-16: 2023 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden