Big Time College Basketball Coming To The Wells Fargo Center in January: Villanova Takes On #1 Syracuse And Temple To Battle #5 Duke

Villanova and Temple will face off against some of the country's top college basketball teams in the next two months at the Wells Fargo Center. (Photo courtesy Wells Fargo Center)

The Wells Fargo Center plays host to a wide range of events all year, from Sixers and Flyers games to SportsRadio’s 94 WIP’s annual Wing Bowl to Disney on Ice to pop concerts to the 2011 Champions Tennis Series.

One of the most exciting on the docket is the arrival of five of the nation’s top basketball teams, set to roll into town in early January.

#1 Syracuse will tipoff against Villanova on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m., while Coach K and his #5 ranked Blue Devils will be in town to face our own Temple on Wednesday, January 4 at 7 p.m.

Later in the season, Villanova will play host to #10 Marquette on Saturday, January 28 and will then battle defending champion and #9 UConn on Monday, February 20.

The arrival of Syracuse marks the first time a potentially top-ranked team would play at the Wells Fargo Center since it happened twice in February of 2006; when #1 Duke played Temple and #1 UConn faced Villanova. Villanova defeated UConn that day and has a winning record against ranked teams at the Wells Fargo Center since 2005.

Fun fact: these four games will bring 13 of the country’s top 100 NBA prospects through South Philly by the end of the season!

Tickets for Villanova and Temple Men’s Basketball at the Wells Fargo Center are available exclusively at, by phone at 1 (800) 298-4200, or at the Wells Fargo Center Box Office.

Check out the full schedules for Villanova and Temple, below.

Villanova Men’s Basketball Schedule at the Wells Fargo Center:

Wed., Jan. 11, 7 p.m. vs. Syracuse University
Sat., Jan. 28, noon vs. Marquette University
Sat., Feb 18, 9 p.m. vs. University of Notre Dame
Mon., Feb. 20, 7 p.m. vs. University of Connecticut

Temple Men’s Basketball Schedule at the Wells Fargo Center:

Wed., Jan. 4, 7 p.m. vs. Duke University

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