Hoops Mania Returns Friday Night at the Finn

09 Dec 2021 | 10:24 | Basketball

VILLANOVA, Pa. – After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Villanova’s annual basketball kickoff party, “Hoops Mania” returns to Finneran Pavilion Friday night. The event gets underway at 7 p.m.

This student-focused event is sold out.

On Friday Villanova will formally introduce its women’s and men’s basketball teams to the audience inside the Finn. The women will celebrate their most recent Philadelphia Big Five title while the Villanova men will honor their 2019-20 and 2020-21 BIG EAST regular season championship teams.

Prominent alumni are also expected to be in attendance.

Following player introductions, there will be a short men’s intrasquad scrimmage followed by a 3-point shooting and dunk contests.

As has become tradition, the night will conclude with a musical performance by a national recording artist.

The Villanova men open the 2021-22 regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 9 vs. Mount St. Mary’s at Finneran Pavilion at 4:30 p.m. The women begin their 2021-22 regular season campaign the following night when they host Princeton at 7 p.m. Denise Dillon’s Wildcats also will host an exhibition game Saturday night (Oct. 30) at 6:30 p.m.

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