KU-Villanova to play home & home series

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (KAKE) -

Two men's basketball powerhouses, Kansas and Villanova, will meet in a two-game series starting next season, the schools announced Monday.
 
The Jayhawks and Wildcats will play Dec. 15, 2018, in Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, and Dec. 21, 2019, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
 
The Kansas-Villanova series dates back to 1968 and is tied at 3-3.  In the last meeting, Villanova defeated KU in the 2016 NCAA Tournament South Regional final, 64-59, in Louisville; the Wildcats went on to win the title.
 
KU and Villanova played a home-and-home series in 2004 and 2005, with both teams winning their home contests.