Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart combined for 47 points Tuesday night to help lift No. 1 Villanova past La Salle 89-79 at the Palestra.
The field for the 2017 Jimmy V Classic was announced on Dec. 5 and it includes the Villanova Wildcats, who will meet Gonzaga for the first time next December at Madison Square Garden.
For the second time in as many seasons, Villanova is ranked as the No. 1 team in America. The Wildcats next face La Salle Tuesday night at the Palestra.
Josh Hart recorded his first career triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) to help lead Villanova past Saint Joseph's 88-57 on Saturday at the Pavilion.
With a perfect November in the books, Villanova opens the December portion of its slate Saturday at the Pavilion against Saint Joseph's (CBS Sports Network/610 Sports Radio).
Villanova converted its first six field goal attempts, including a trio of 3-pointers from Kris Jenkins, and went on to post an 82-57 victory over Penn (2-3) Tuesday night.
A new season of "Talking Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright Presented by Hartford Funds" begins on Dec. 7. The show can be heard on 610 Sports Radio live from J.D. McGillicuddy's in Wayne.
After a break for Thanksgiving, No. 2 Villanova is set to visit the Palestra to meet the Penn Quakers on Tuesday night (CSN Philly/610 Sports Radio).
Villanova is returning to the Battle 4 Atlantis in 2017, it was announced by ESPN on Friday.
Villanova capped off a rugged 13 day stretch by posting its sixth straight win, a 63-47 decision over the College of Charleston at the Pavilion Wednesday night.
Fresh from claiming the Gildan Charleston Classic on Sunday night, Villanova returns to the Pavilion on Wednesday night to host the College of Charleston. (FS1 and 610 Sports Radio)
Villanova senior guard Josh Hart (Silver Spring, Md.) is the BIG EAST Player of the Week.
It was announced on Nov. 21 that Villanova will face Hofstra on Dec. 22, 2017 at the new Nassau Coliseum.