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Villanova to play in 2012 season-opening 2K Sports Classic

Villanova will open its 2012-13 season by participating in the 2K Sports Classic, a tournament that wraps up with two games at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Villanova to play in 2012 season-opening 2K Sports Classic

Villanova has accepted an invitation to tip off its 2012-13 season at the 2K Sports Classic, a tournament that wraps up with two games at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 15 and 16.

The Wildcats, along with Alabama, Purdue and Oregon State, will host regional round games between Nov. 9 and 11. The four host schools then move on to New York for the championship round of the 18th annual tournament while the rest of the field competes at campus sites.

Matchups and brackets will be announced at a later date.

For the first time in 2012, the tournament will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which raises awareness about the needs of injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Tickets went on sale Tuesday through Ticketmaster.

--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.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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