'Nova's conference opponents set

Villanova’s basketball team will play Syracuse, Pitt, Providence and South Florida in home and away games next season.

The Big East announced conference opponents on Thursday. The Wildcats will play each conference opponent at least once. At home, Villanova also will play Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Rutgers and St. John’s in the conference.

Other road conference games are at Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame and Seton Hall.