Villanova and Virginia, the last two national champions in men’s basketball, set to meet Dec. 19 in New York

The Wildcats won the national championship in 2018 in San Antonio and the Cavaliers captured the 2019 title in Minneapolis. The teams split a two-game series a few years ago, with Virginia winning, 86-75, at home on Dec. 19, 2015, and the Wildcats answering with a 61-59 victory at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 29, 2017, on Donte DiVincenzo’s tip-in at the buzzer.