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Villanova Basketball game preview: Army Black Knights

The wait is almost over. On Tuesday night, college basketball will officially be back for the Villanova Wildcats, who will open up the 2019-20 season with a showdown against the Army Black Knights.

Army finished last season at 13-19 overall and went 8-10 in Patriot League play. This will be the first time the two teams will meet in 53 years. The last time out, ‘Nova won the 1966 meeting, 76-65.

Here are some things to watch for in Tuesday’s game, which tips off at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Since Jimmy Allen took over the helm of the program for the 2016-17 season, he’s kept up the Black Knights’ deep bench approach.