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Villanova Basketball will not play in the 2017 Gavitt Games

Not really a surprise!

2017 Naismith Awards Brunch Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

After two straight years in the Gavitt Games - the annual series between the Big East and Big Ten - your Villanova Wildcats will sit out this year’s event.

Jon Rothstein first posted the Gavitt Games schedule on FanRag Sports. Here it is for your convenience.

Not exactly the sexiest of schedules, but there are some outstanding NBA decisions that could change things. Minnesota and Providence has some potential, as does Xavier and Wisconsin. The rest is pretty crap, if you ask me.

Villanova and Georgetown are sitting out for the Big East, while Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers and Iowa are sitting out for the Big Ten.

At this point, we believe Villanova just has one unannounced game for next season’s non-conference schedule. While the official schedule will not be out until later this summer or fall, it’s likely that this final game will be a low-to-mid-major game given the ‘Cats participation in the Battle 4 Atlantis, Gonzaga at Madison Square Garden and the road trip to Connecticut.