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Big East announces Villanova's conference basketball schedule

Villanova will play Big East opponents Pittsburgh, Providence, South Florida and Syracuse twice each during the 2012-13 men's basketball season.

Big East announces Villanova's conference basketball schedule

Villanova will play Pittsburgh, Providence, South Florida and Syracuse twice each during the 2012-13 Big East men's basketball season.

The conference on Thursday announced each team's home and away matchups for the season. With West Virginia having withdrawn from the Big East, each of the 15 teams in the conference will play four opponents twice and 10 opponents once to maintain the 18-game league schedule.

In addition to two matchups each against Pitt, Providence, South Florida and Syracuse, the Wildcats will have home games against Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Rutgers and St. John's. Villanova's road opponents will be Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame and Seton Hall.

The conference said that its decisions regarding repeat opponents "are driven by fairness and competitive balance within the parameters of television selections and geographic rivalries."

The full 2012-13 conference schedule will be announced at a later date.

--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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