Men's Basketball

Syracuse considers continuing rivalry with Villanova

Sam Maller | Asst. Photo Editor

The Syracuse-Villanova rivalry will continue despite SU's move to the ACC. The Orange and Wildcats will play in each of the next three seasons.

UPDATED: May 8, 2013, 5:55 p.m.

Syracuse and Villanova are discussing continuing its basketball rivalry as the Orange moves to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The two schools are in talks for the series to continue, said Pete Moore, team spokesman. He could not confirm dates or locations.

On Monday, The Juice reported that Syracuse will continue to play Villanova each of the next three seasons despite SU’s exit from the Big East to the ACC in July. The Orange and Wildcats have agreed to a home, away and neutral format with the third game being played at Madison Square Garden in the 2015-16 season, according to the post.

An upcoming meeting with Villanova in 2013-14 would add to a Syracuse nonconference slate that already includes former Big East opponent St. John’s at MSG, a home game against Indiana and the Maui Invitational.

Last season, Syracuse defeated the Wildcats 72-61 in the Carrier Dome on Jan. 12 before losing the overtime rematch 75-71 two weeks later at Villanova.

—Asst. Sports Editor Jacob Klinger contributed reporting to this article.

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