By Harry Allison

Villanova’s No. 3-ranked Cats will reportedly play in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut next season, according to a report from the Knoxville News Sentinel. 

The three other teams in the field are North Carolina, Tennessee and Purdue.

Purdue and Villanova were both holiday tournament opponents for Tennessee in the Bahamas in November 2017, with the Vols upsetting an 18th-ranked Boilermaker team 78-75 in a Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinal game. No. 5 Villanova beat Tennessee 85-76 the following day, rallying from a 12-point halftime deficit.