Villanova begins play in the 76 Classic Thursday when it takes on UC-Riverside in a first-round game at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center.
The Wildcats (3-0) will be playing their first game away from the Pavilion this season. They are coming off a 79-69 win over Delaware last Friday.
Villanova will play three games in four days in the eight-team event. They take on either Saint Louis or Boston College on Friday and, after an off-day Saturday, finish up with a game on Sunday. Other teams in the field are New Mexico, Oklahoma, Washington State and Santa Clara.
The Wildcats are being led by three juniors – Dominic Cheek, Maalik Wayns and Mouphtaou Yarou.