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Big East 2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule: Villanova Featured On National TV 15 Times

The Big East released their conference schedule and Villanova will be featured 15 times on the ESPN family of networks.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 11:  Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts as he coaches against the Syracuse Orange at the Wells Fargo Center on January 11, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 11: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts as he coaches against the Syracuse Orange at the Wells Fargo Center on January 11, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
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The Big East released the 2012-13 men's basketball conference schedule on Wednesday and more than half of the conference games will be broadcast on national television. Villanova will make several appearances on the ESPN family of networks, including the conference opener against St. John's on Jan. 2. ESPN's rivalry week will include the Wildcats hosting Rutgers on Feb. 18. In total, 'Nova will be on ESPN's networks 15 times.

The Wildcats will also have a home-and-home series with Syracuse and Pitt in their final seasons in the Big East. The game in Philadelphia against 'Cuse will be an early 11 a.m. ET start on Jan. 26 and will be broadcast on ESPNU. The full Villanova schedule with TV information:

Wednesday, Jan. 2 - St. John's at Villanova, 8p.m., ESPNU*
Wednesday, Jan. 9 - Villanova at USF, TBA, Local/ESPN3.com
Saturday, Jan. 12 - Villanova at Syracuse, TBA, Local/ESPN3.com
Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Pittsburgh at Villanova, 7p.m., ESPNU*
Saturday, Jan. 19 - Villanova at Providence, TBA, Local/ESPN3.com
Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Louisville at Villanova, TBA, Local/ESPN3.com
Saturday, Jan. 26 - Syracuse at Villanova, 11a.m., ESPNU*
Wednesday, Jan. 30 - Villanova at Notre Dame, 7p.m., ESPN2*
Sunday, Feb. 3 - Providence at Villanova, TBA, Local/ESPN3.com
Tuesday, Feb. 5 - Villanova at DePaul, 7p.m., ESPN2*
Saturday, Feb. 9 - USF at Villanova, 3p.m., ESPNU*
Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Villanova at Cincinnati, TBA, Local/ESPN3.com
Saturday, Feb. 16 - Villanova at Connecticut, Noon, ESPN/ESPN2*
Monday, Feb. 18 - Rutgers at Villanova, 9p.m., ESPNU*
Saturday, Feb. 23 - Marquette at Villanova, 6p.m., ESPN/ESPN2*
Monday, Feb. 25 - Villanova at Seton Hall, 9p.m., ESPNU*
Sunday, March 3 - Villanova at Pittsburgh, TBA, Local/ESPN3.com
Wednesday, March 6 - Georgetown at Villanova, 7p.m., ESPN/ESPN2*

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