No. 1 KU, No. 18 Villanova set to renew rivalry in Philly


December 20, 2019 - 3:20 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Kansas vs. Villanova rivalry has become glorious to view for college hoops fans. The two championship programs are intertwined, as much as nonconference teams can be, since the start of the century. Through snowstorms and court stormings, NCAA championship runs and a father-son connection this season, the Jayhawks and Wildcats have experienced many memorable moments.

No. 1 Kansas (9-1) heads to Philadelphia on Saturday to play No. 18 Villanova (8-2) at the Wells Fargo Center, the home of the 76ers and their All-Star big man and former Jayhawk Joel Embiid.

Embiid scored 10 points against the Wildcats in his only game of the series, unranked Villanova’s 63-59 win over No. 2 KU in the 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

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