Report: Date set for UConn men’s basketball game against Villanova

Connecticut's Shabazz Napier drives past Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston, left, and Daniel Ochefu (23) during the first half of a third-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, March 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

(WTNH)–UConn fans will be allowed to feel a little nostalgic this season, when the Huskies challenge some of their old rivals from the Big East.

The Huskies will take on Villanova on January 20, 2018, at the XL Center, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

The two schools last met in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2014, when the seventh-seeded Huskies upset second-seeded Villanova, 77-65, on their way to a national title.

UConn has yet to release its full non-conference schedule. The Huskies did receive their pairings for American Athletic Conference play last week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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