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The Kansas men’s basketball team will play a home-and-home series against Villanova over the next two years, the Jayhawks announced on Monday.




The series will begin between the two powerhouse schools next season on Dec. 18, 2018, in Kansas with the matchup shifting to Philadelphia on Dec. 21, 2019. Kansas and Villanova have met six times previously, with the series tied at three games apiece.

Villanova took a 64-59 win against Kansas in the most recent meeting between the two schools in the 2016 NCAA Tournament South Regional. Of course, the Wildcats went on to win the championship in 2016 against North Carolina on a last-second shot by Kris Jenkins.

This series figures to be exciting for college basketball fans as the two teams have established themselves as two of the nation’s best in recent years.

In the latest college basketball rankings, Kansas is currently ranked No. 2 while Villanova is No. 4.

Kansas announces home-and-home series against two-time NCAA champions Mitchell Layton/Getty Images
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