SU to face old Big East rival Villanova in Philadelphia

Published 08/08 2014 10:43AM

Updated 08/08 2014 10:44AM

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – They may not be vying for conference championships anymore, but Syracuse University and Villanova will continue their college basketball rivalry next year.

The Orange and the Wildcats are scheduled to face each other on Saturday, Dec. 20 in Philadelphia.

SU and Villanova have been playing one another since the 1945-46 season.

SU leads the all-time series 39-32.

SU was a founding member of the old Big East Conference in 1979. Villanova joined the conference the following year.

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