Seton Hall has added a road game at Louisville to an increasingly impressive 2017-18 non-conference schedule.
According to Jerry Carino of the Asbury Park Press, the Hall will travel to Kentucky to take on Kevin Willard’s mentor Rick Pitino and a Louisville team that is getting picked in the top-five of nearly every “too early” pre-season top-25 ranking.
The game will precede the Cardinals’ return trip to Prudential Center during the 2018-19 season.
An undeniably juicy home-and-home deal, Seton Hall will likely be up against a buzz-saw Louisville bunch next season that will be a win-win situation: it won’t hurt RPI and could be a monumental resume-booster.
Elsewhere on Seton Hall’s non-conference lineup, the staff has unofficially inked a home-and-home with VCU that starts in Newark this coming season while six total games from the NIT Preseason Tip-off, Gavitt Games, and the Under Armour Reunion fill up over half the schedule and provide a combination of home and semi-home (Madison Square Garden) games.
Another hosting of Fairleigh Dickinson and a Saturday tip against Rutgers at the RAC also feature on Seton Hall’s schedule, which is nearing completion.
It’s too early to tell now, but as always, I will provide my take on the overall schedule’s strength and how it ranks against previous Willard lineups.
2017-18 Non-Conference Schedule
Gavitt Games (home; 11/13)
NIT Preseason Tip-Off Campus game #1
NIT Preseason Tip-Off Campus game #2
Rhode Island/Vanderbilt/Virginia (11/23)
Rhode Island/Vanderbilt/Virginia (11/24)
@ Louisville (early Dec.)
Under Armour Reunion (TBA)
@ Rutgers (12/16)