Thursday, September 8, 2011

Terriers to travel to Villanova

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

On a schedule that already is set to feature two games in the Philadelphia area against Saint Joseph's University on Dec. 7 and La Salle University on Dec. 29, it was revealed today that the Boston University men's basketball team will be getting a third game in the City of Brotherly Love, as the Terriers will travel south on Dec. 13 to take on Villanova University at the Wells Fargo Center.

The game will mark the second time in as many seasons that the two teams have faced off. Last December, the Terriers fell to the then-No.6 Wildcats 82-66 in the Preseason NIT at the Pavilion on the Villanova campus.

Last season's matchup received headlines for pitting former BU coach Patrick Chambers against his mentor in Villanova coach Jay Wright, but the game against the Wildcats will also serve as a homecoming of sort for new BU coach Joe Jones, who was an assistant coach at Villanova for six seasons.

Additionally, seven players on the BU roster hail from the Philadelphia area.

No date has been set at this time for the release of the Terriers' full 2011-12 schedule.

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