Villanova to play three basketball games at Wells Fargo Center

Villanova men's basketball announced Wednesday that the team will play three of its 2012-13 home games at the Wells Fargo Center, all against Big East opposition.

The Wildcats will play Louisville on Jan. 22 and Syracuse on Jan. 26 in South Philadelphia. They will return to the Wells Fargo Center on March 6 when they close their regular season against Georgetown.

With the Wells Fargo Center hosting second- and third-round games in the 2013 NCAA tournament, Villanova is limited to three regular-season games there if it wishes to remain eligible to be placed in Philadelphia by the committee in charge of selecting teams and placing them at the various locations.

The Wildcats last played three games at the Wells Fargo Center in 2008-09, when they were seeded third in the East Region and played their first two rounds in South Philadelphia.

--Joe Juliano