Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Villanova to play three basketball games at Wells Fargo Center

Villanova's basketball team will play three of its home games at the Wells Fargo Center, starting Jan. 22 against Big East rival Louisville.

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.

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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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