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'Nova on 'Big Monday' three times

The Wildcats will visit Louisville and West Virginia and host Connecticut in prime time on ESPN.

'Nova on 'Big Monday' three times

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ESPN just announced its schedule of "Big Monday" Big East basketball telecasts for the coming season. Villanova will appear three times. Here's the full schedule, with all games starting at 7:00 p.m.:

January 11: Villanova at Louisville
January 18: Syracuse at Notre Dame
January 25: Georgetown at Syracuse
February 1: Connecticut at Louisville
February 8: Villanova at West Virginia
February 15: Connecticut at Villanova
February 22: West Virginia at Connecticut
March 1: Georgetown at West Virginia

It's stating the obvious, but the people at ESPN and the Big East have a pretty good idea of what they're doing when it comes to picking featured games. I find it notable, though, that neither Villanova-Georgetown game will be on a Monday. Which probably means they'll be weekend games, but I guess we'll find that out soon enough.

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