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Kansas announces home-and-home series against two-time NCAA champions Mitchell Layton/Getty Images
LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 26: Wayne Selden Jr. #1 of the Kansas Jayhawks dribbles the ball during the quarterfinal of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game against the Villanova Wildcats at the KFC Yum! Center on March 26, 2016 in the Louisville, Kentucky. The Wildcats won 64-59. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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.

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