Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Three Games at Wells Fargo Center This Season


In a move that has a very good reasons, the Villanova basketball team will be playing only three games at the Wells Fargo Center this season. Of course, the only reason they are doing this is so that they are eligible to play NCAA tournament games in the arena if they are fortunate enough to make the tournament. They have taken advantage of that twice in the Jay Wright era, most recently in 2009, when they beat American and UCLA at home in the first and second rounds on their way to making the Final Four for the first time since 1985. Another good thing about this being a year where the Center will be hosting the NCAA Tournament is that they won't play a stupid exhibition game in Philadelphia in front of 5,000 people and nearly 15,000 empty seats.

Here's Villanova's schedule of games at WFC:

1/22 Louisville
1/26 Syracuse
3/6 Georgetown

One small note: I would rather play Pitt at WFC and Georgetown at home, but I don't have a say in the matter. Also, let's not count our NCAA chickens before they hatch.

2 comments:

  1. The exhibition game there isn't completely stupid - i donated, i think, $20 for 8 underprivileged kids to go to the game

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  2. I'd rather send an underprivileged kid to a game that matters.

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