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Villanova releases full hoop schedule

Villanova will begin its 2011-12 college basketball season on Nov. 11, hosting Monmouth at the Pavilion.

Villanova releases full hoop schedule

A Nov. 11 opener against Monmouth at the Pavilion and six games at the Wells Fargo Center, including a matchup against defending national champion Connecticut, highlight Villanova’s 2011-12 basketball schedule released Thursday.

The Wildcats will open their Big Five schedule on Nov. 15 at home against La Salle, and begin their Big East slate on Dec. 28 at West Virginia.

The Cats, who were 21-11 last season, will play an exhibition game Nov. 8 against New York Tech at the Wells Fargo Center. Their other games in South Philadelphia are against Boston University on Dec. 13, Syracuse on Jan. 11, Marquette on Jan. 28, Notre Dame on Feb. 18 and Connecticut on Feb. 20.

The full schedule (all times EST, WF denotes Wells Fargo Center game):

Nov. 8 – New York Tech (WF), exhibition

Nov. 11 – Monmouth

Nov. 15 – La Salle

Nov. 18 – Delaware

Nov. 24 – UC-Riverside in 76 Classic, Anaheim, Calif., 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 25 – Boston College or Saint Louis in 76 Classic

Nov. 27 – Game in 76 Classic

Dec. 3 – Penn

Dec. 6 – Missouri in Jimmy V. Classic, New York, 7 p.m.

Dec. 10 – at Temple, 5 p.m.

Dec. 13 – Boston University (WF)

Dec. 17 – at St. Joseph’s

Dec. 22 – American

Dec. 28 – at West Virginia

Jan. 1 – at Marquette, 1 p.m.

Jan. 5 – South Florida

Jan. 8 – DePaul

Jan. 11 – Syracuse (WF), 7 p.m.

Jan. 14 – at Cincinnati

Jan. 18 – Seton Hall, 7 p.m.

Jan. 21 – at St. John’s, 1 p.m.

Jan. 25 – at Louisville, 7 p.m.

Jan. 28 – Marquette (WF), noon

Feb. 5 – at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.

Feb. 7 – Providence

Feb. 15 – at South Florida, 7 p.m.

Feb. 18 – Notre Dame (WF), 9 p.m.

Feb. 20 – Connecticut (WF), 7 p.m.

Feb. 25 – at Georgetown, 2 p.m.

Mar. 1 – at Rutgers, 9 p.m.

Mar. 3 – Cincinnati, 2 p.m.

Mar. 6 – Start of Big East tournament, New York

--Joe Juliano

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano first visited the Palestra in 1970 after entering Temple University and became hooked for life on Big Five basketball. He'll always go with that name, figuring if the Big Ten can have 12 teams, why can't the Big Five have six?

Juliano joined the Inquirer in 1985 after 10 years at United Press International and has covered college sports for most of that time. His current beats are Villanova basketball, Penn State football, golf and the Penn Relays. Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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