Kansas and Villanova to play series in 2018-2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Jayhawks and Villanova Wildcats will begin a two-game series starting next season, the schools announced Monday.

The first meeting will be Dec. 15, 2018, in Allen Fieldhouse. The two will meet again on Dec. 21, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

KU and Villanova first played in 1968 and have meet six times (four on neutral floors). The last meeting between the two teams came last season in the NCAA Tournament when Villanova beat Kansas 64-59. The Wildcats would eventually win the title.