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Louisville and Seton Hall agree to home-and-home basketball series

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The first game between the two will be played in Louisville this December.

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Former Louisville assistant Kevin Willard and his Seton Hall Pirates will visit the KFC Yum Center this December for the first game of a home-and-home deal agreed to by the two programs. U of L will visit the Prudential Center for the return game in 2018-19.

After missing the NCAA tournament for a decade, Seton Hall has now appeared in back-to-back Big Dances. The next step for the Pirates will be to win a game in the tournament for the first time since 2004.

That could easily happen next season, as Willard figures to field a team that could begin its campaign ranked in the preseason top 25. Much of that hinges on the status of big man Angel Delgado, who is currently debating a jump to the NBA. If Delgado does return for his senior season, then the Pirates will return the overwhelming majority of the production from a team that went 21-12 in 2016-17.

Louisville is 13-5 all-time against Seton Hall and has won five consecutive games in the series.