The Big East conference has finally released the men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season via a special episode of Big East Shootaround with John Fanta.
If you’re interested in the full Big East composite schedule, you can find that here.
Below, we’ve picked out Villanova’s conference games and merged them with the known non-conference schedule. This gives us a pretty complete view of the opponents, dates, and venues.
2017-18 Villanova Men’s Basketball Schedule
|Friday, November 10||Columbia||Wells Fargo Center||8:30pm ET||FS2|
|Tuesday, November 14||Nicholls State||Wells Fargo Center||6:30pm ET||FS1|
|Friday, November 17||Lafayette||PPL Center||8:00pm ET||FS2|
|Wednesday, November 22||Western Kentucky||Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas||2:30pm ET||ESPN Networks|
|Thursday, November 23||Purdue OR Tennessee||Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas||12:30pm OR 7:00pm ET||ESPN Networks|
|Friday, November 24||Arizona OR NC State OR SMU OR Northern Iowa||Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas||12:00pm OR 7:00pm ET||ESPN Networks|
|Wednesday, November 29||Penn||Jake Nevin Fieldhouse||7:00pm ET||FS1 or FS2|
|Saturday, December 2||at Saint Joseph's (Pa.)||Hagan Arena||5:30pm ET||ESPN2|
|Tuesday, December 5||Gonzaga||Madison Square Garden||7:00pm ET||ESPN|
|Sunday, December 10||La Salle||Wells Fargo Center||1:00pm ET||FS1|
|Wednesday, December 13||at Temple||Liacouras Center||7:00pm ET||ESPN2|
|Friday, December 22||Hofstra||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum||8:30pm ET||FS1|
|Wednesday, December 27||at DePaul||Wintrust Arena||7:30pm ET||CBSN|
|Saturday, December 30||at Butler||Hinkle Fieldhouse||4:00pm ET||CBS|
|Saturday, January 6||Marquette||Wells Fargo Center||8:00p ET||FS1|
|Wednesday, January 10||Xavier||Wells Fargo Center||8:00pm ET||FS1|
|Saturday, January 13||at St. John's||Madison Square Garden||8:00pm ET||TBD|
|Wednesday, January 17||at Georgetown||Capital One Center||6:30pm ET||FS1|
|Saturday, January 20||at Connecticut||XL Center||12:00pm ET||TBD|
|Tuesday, January 23||Providence||Wells Fargo Center||6:30pm ET||FS1|
|Sunday, January 28||at Marquette||BMO Harris Bradley Center||1:00pm ET||FOX|
|Thursday, February 1||Creighton||Wells Fargo Center||6:30pm ET||FS1|
|Sunday, February 4||Seton Hall||Wells Fargo Center||12:00pm ET||FOX|
|Wednesday, February 7||St. John's||Wells Fargo Center||7:00pm ET||CBSSN|
|Saturday, February 10||Butler||Wells Fargo Center||12:00pm ET||FOX|
|Wednesday, February 14||at Providence||Dunkin' Donuts Center||7:00pm ET||FS1|
|Saturday, February 17||at Xavier||Cintas Center||4:30pm ET||FOX|
|Wednesday, February 21||DePaul||Wells Fargo Center||8:30pm ET||FS1|
|Saturday, February 24||at Creighton||CenturyLink Center||2:30pm ET||FOX|
|Wednesday, February 28||at Seton Hall||Prudential Center||8:30pm ET||FS1|
|Saturday, March 3||Georgetown||Wells Fargo Center||TBD||FOX|
|Wednesday, March 7||Big East Tournament First Round||Madison Square Garden||7:00/9:00pm ET||FS1|
|Thursday, March 8||Big East Tournament Quarterfinals||Madison Square Garden||12:00/2:30/7:00/9:30pm ET||FS1|
|Friday, March 9||Big East Tournament Semifinals||Madison Square Garden||6:30/9:00pm ET||FS1|
|Saturday, March 10||Big East Tournament Championship||Madison Square Garden||6:30pm ET||FOX|
At first glance, February has a brutal stretch of games - Butler at home and then road trips to Providence and Xavier isn’t rosy. A brief reprieve for DePaul at home is followed by road trips to Creighton and Seton Hall. That could be the defining stretch of games if Villanova hopes to repeat as Big East champions for the 5th straight year.
So now we wait for Villanova to release the full schedule. The big outstanding item is the opponent for the exhibition game to kick off the season, as well as any outstanding details around TV coverage.