By Marilyn Flannery

Villanova is the biggest hoops school in the area, and here’s the Cats’ 2019-20 schedule:

Thursday, Oct. 10 BLUE/WHITE SCRIMMAGE 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18 at USC (exhibition) 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 ARMY (FP) 8:30 p.m./FS1

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Ohio State (GG) 7 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Nov. 16 OHIO UNIVERSITY (WCF) Noon/FS2

Thursday, Nov. 21 Middle Tennessee State ^ 11:30 a.m./ESPN2 or ESPN

Friday, Nov. 22 Mississippi St./Tulane ^ Noon/2:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24 Myrtle Beach Invitational ^ TBD/ESPN Networks

Sunday, Dec. 1 LA SALLE (FP) B5 6:30 p.m./FS1

Wednesday, Dec. 4 PENN (FP) B5 6:30 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Dec. 7 at Saint Joseph’s B5 3 p.m./ESPN2

Saturday, Dec. 14 vs. Delaware (NFT) 2 p.m./TBA

Saturday, Dec. 21 KANSAS (WFC) Noon/Fox

Monday, Dec. 30 XAVIER* (FP) 6:30 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Jan. 4 at Marquette* 2 p.m./Fox or FS1

Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Creighton* 9 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Jan. 11 GEORGETOWN* (WFC) Noon/FS1

Tuesday, Jan. 14 DEPAUL* (FP) 8:30 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Jan. 18 CONNECTICUT (WFC) Noon/FS1

Tuesday, Jan. 21 BUTLER* (FP) 7 p.m./CBS SN

Saturday, Jan. 25 at Providence* 1 p.m./CBS

Tuesday, Jan. 28 at St. John’s* 6:30 or 7 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Feb. 1 CREIGHTON * (WFC) Noon/FS1

Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Butler* 6:30 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Feb. 8 SETON HALL* (WFC) 2:30 p.m./Fox

Wednesday, Feb. 12 MARQUETTE* (FP) 8:30 p.m./FS1

Sunday, Feb. 16 at Temple TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 19 at DePaul* 9 p.m./CBS SN

Saturday, Feb. 22 at Xavier* 2:30 p.m./Fox

Wednesday, Feb. 26 ST. JOHN’S* (FP) 6:30 p.m./FS1

Saturday, Feb. 29 PROVIDENCE* (WFC) Noon/Fox

Wednesday, Mar. 4 at Seton Hall* 8:30 p.m./FS1

Saturday, March 7 at Georgetown* Noon/Fox

Mar. 11-14 BIG EAST Tournament TBA

 

FP – Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pa.

WFC – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

* Denotes BIG EAST Conference game

B5 – Philadelphia Big Five game

GG – Gavitt Games, Columbus, Ohio

^ – Myrtle Beach Invitational, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

NFT – Never Forget Tribute Classic, Newark, N.J.