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BIG EAST Announces 2013-14 Men's Basketball Conference Schedule

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Sep 5, 2013

2013-14 MBB Composite Schedule Get Acrobat Reader | CBS Sports Coverage Release

New York - The BIG EAST will ring in the new year - and a new era of college hoops - with a five-game telecast marathon stretching from Noon to Midnight on December 31. The New Year's Eve games, which will be televised consecutively by the conference's media partner FOX Sports 1, will tip off the BIG EAST's 2013-14 men's basketball conference schedule, which was released today.

As part of the BIG EAST's landmark partnership with FOX Sports, every BIG EAST conference game will be televised on national and regional networks, with the majority to air on FOX Sports 1, which began broadcasting to approximately 90 million homes across the country on August 17.

Led by the legendary announcing team of Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery, who has been calling BIG EAST basketball for more than thirty years, FOX Sports 1 will nationally televise more than 100 games involving BIG EAST teams this coming season, beginning with non-conference play on Friday, November 8 and extending through the entire 2014 BIG EAST tournament at Madison Square Garden from March 12-15.

"From the BIG EAST's version of the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball drop through the fireworks of the annual BIG EAST tournament in the world's most famous arena, the 2013-14 conference schedule will be a months-long celebration of the BIG EAST's return to its basketball roots," said BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman. "We have 10 outstanding teams with rich traditions of basketball excellence, and our comprehensive partnership with FOX Sports will ensure that our fans across the country can enjoy every moment of BIG EAST action."

Tuesday night will be a BIG EAST TUESDAY SHOWDOWN on FOX Sports 1, as the network showcases at least one BIG EAST game each Tuesday during the season. The Tuesday schedule concludes with a March 4 doubleheader featuring Creighton at Georgetown and Marquette at Providence.

Additional highlights of the 2013-14 schedule include:

    • Each team will play an 18-game schedule, marking the first time since 1994-1995 that the league will feature a full double round-robin format.
  • A New Year's Eve marathon will feature all 10 teams, including the first BIG EAST home games for the conference's newest members: Butler, Creighton and Xavier. The marathon will tip off with St. John's at Xavier at noon ET, followed by Seton Hall at Providence at 2:30, DePaul at Georgetown at 5:00, Villanova at Butler at 7:30 and Marquette at Creighton at 10:00.

  • FOX Sports 1 will air A SUPER SATURDAY HOOPS doubleheader, featuring Marquette vs. St. John's and Michigan State vs. Georgetown, live from Madison Square Garden, on February 1, the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII in the New York/New Jersey region.
  • The quest for the 2013-14 BIG EAST regular season crown will conclude with four games on Saturday, March 8 - Georgetown at Villanova, Providence at Creighton, St. John's at Marquette and Seton Hall at Butler.
  • The BIG EAST Championship, one of the elite events in all of college sports, is college basketball's longest running conference tournament at the same venue. The 10-team tourney will begin with a first-round doubleheader on Wednesday, March 12. Two quarterfinal doubleheaders will be played Thursday afternoon and evening, March 13, followed by a semifinal doubleheader Friday, March 14 and the championship game Saturday, March 15.
  • In addition to the Tuesday night showcase on FOX Sports 1, fans will be able to enjoy BIG EAST basketball on virtually every day of the conference season in January and February, including multiple games each Saturday. Other than December 31, all 10 teams will play on the same day only once, Saturday, Jan. 25.
  • FOX Sports 1 will air 108 regular-season games, and an additional 9 tournament games. FOX Sports 2 will air 12 games. (To find the channel location for FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 on local distributors, use the channel locator at http://msn.foxsports.com/.)
  • CBS Sports Network will air 18 games, and 2 additional games will air on CBS Sports.
  • FOX Sports Network will air up to 18 games regionally. FOX Sports (FBC) will televise one game featuring BIG EAST teams.
  • Last year, five of the 10 BIG EAST schools - Butler, Creighton, Georgetown, Marquette and Villanova - played in the NCAA Championship, with Marquette advancing to the Elite Eight. Along the way, Marquette edged Butler 74-72 in a third-round game. Providence and St. John's played in the NIT.

    Each of the BIG EAST's 10 schools will separately announce their individual full-season schedules in the coming days.

    2013-14 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Composite Conference Schedule:

    Tuesday, December 31Time (ET)Network
    St. John's at Xavier Noon FOX Sports 1
    Seton Hall at Providence 2:30 FOX Sports 1
    DePaul at Georgetown 5:00 FOX Sports 1
    Villanova at Butler 7:30 FOX Sports 1
    Marquette at Creighton 10:00 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, Jan. 4
    St. John's at Georgetown 1:00 FOX Sports 1
    Butler at Xavier 2:00 FSN National
    DePaul at Marquette 2:00 CBSSN
    Creighton at Seton Hall 3:00 FOX Sports 1
    Sunday, Jan. 5
    Providence at Villanova 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, Jan. 7
    Creighton at DePaul 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Wednesday, Jan. 8
    Georgetown at Providence 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Villanova at Seton Hall 7:00 CBSSN
    Thursday, Jan. 9
    DePaul at Butler 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Marquette at Xavier 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, Jan. 11
    Seton Hall at Marquette 2:00 FSN National
    Georgetown at Butler 5:00 FOX Sports 1
    Villanova at St. John's 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Sunday, Jan. 12
    Xavier at Creighton 3:00 CBSSN
    Tuesday, Jan. 14
    St. John's at DePaul 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Butler at Creighton 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Wednesday, Jan. 15
    Georgetown at Xavier 7:00 CBSSN
    Thursday, Jan. 16
    Providence at St. John's (CA) 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, Jan. 18
    Seton Hall at Georgetown Noon FOX Sports 1
    Creighton at Providence 2:00 FOX Sports 1
    Marquette at Butler 2:00 CBSSN
    DePaul at Villanova 4:00 FSN National
    Monday, Jan. 20
    Xavier at DePaul 4:00 FSN National
    Creighton at Villanova (WF) 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Marquette at Georgetown 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, Jan. 21
    Butler at Providence 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Thursday, Jan. 23
    Seton Hall at St. John's (CA) 7:00 CBSSN
    Saturday, Jan. 25
    Xavier at Providence Noon FOX Sports 1
    Villanova at Marquette 2:00 FOX Sports 1
    St. John's at Butler 4:00 FSN National
    DePaul at Seton Hall 6:00 CBSSN
    Georgetown at Creighton 8:00 FOX Sports 1
    Monday, Jan. 27
    Villanova at Georgetown 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, Jan. 28
    St. John's at Creighton 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Wednesday, Jan. 29
    Butler at Seton Hall 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Thursday, Jan. 30
    Providence at Marquette 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, Feb. 1
    Seton Hall at Xavier Noon CBSSN
    Marquette at St. John's (MSG) 12:30 FOX Sports 1
    Providence at DePaul 1:00 FSN National
    Monday, Feb. 3
    Xavier at Villanova 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Georgetown at DePaul 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, Feb. 4
    St. John's at Providence 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Butler at Marquette 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Friday, Feb. 7
    Seton Hall at Villanova 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    DePaul at Creighton 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, Feb. 8
    Butler at Georgetown 1:00 CBS
    Providence at Xavier 5:00 FOX Sports 1
    Sunday, Feb. 9
    Creighton at St. John's (MSG) 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Monday, Feb. 10
    Providence at Georgetown 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, Feb. 11
    Marquette at Seton Hall 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Xavier at Butler 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Wednesday, Feb. 12
    Villanova at DePaul 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Thursday, Feb. 13
    Creighton at Butler 7:00 CBSSN
    St. John's at Seton Hall 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, Feb. 15
    DePaul at Providence 2:00 FSN National
    Xavier at Marquette 6:00 FOX Sports 1
    Sunday, Feb. 16
    Villanova at Creighton 5:00 FOX Sports 1
    Georgetown at St. John's (MSG) 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, Feb. 18
    Villanova at Providence 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Butler at St. John's (MSG) 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Wednesday, Feb. 19
    DePaul at Xavier 7:00 CBSSN
    Creighton at Marquette 8:00 FOX Sports 1
    Thursday, Feb. 20
    Georgetown at Seton Hall 9:00 CBSSN
    Saturday, Feb. 22
    Xavier at Georgetown 11:30 a.m. FOX Sports 1
    St. John's at Villanova (WF) 1:30 FOX Sports 1
    Marquette at DePaul 6:00 CBSSN
    Sunday, Feb. 23
    Seton Hall at Creighton 5:00 FSN National
    Providence at Butler 6:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, Feb. 25
    Xavier at St. John's (MSG) 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Seton Hall at DePaul 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Wednesday, Feb. 26
    Butler at Villanova 8:00 FOX Sports 1
    Thursday, Feb. 27
    Georgetown at Marquette 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Friday, Feb. 28
    Providence at Seton Hall 7:00 CBSSN
    Saturday, March 1
    Creighton at Xavier 5:00 FOX Sports 1
    Sunday, March 2
    DePaul at St. John's (MSG) Noon CBSSN
    Marquette at Villanova (WF) 2:00 CBS
    Monday, March 3
    Xavier at Seton Hall 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Tuesday, March 4
    Creighton at Georgetown 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Marquette at Providence 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Thursday, March 6
    Butler at DePaul 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    Villanova at Xavier 9:00 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, March 8
    Georgetown at Villanova (WF) 1:00 FOX Sports 1
    Seton Hall at Butler 5:00 FOX Sports 1
    Providence at Creighton 7:30 CBSSN
    St. John's at Marquette TBD FOX Sports 1
    Wednesday, March 12
    BIG EAST First Round 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    BIG EAST First Round 9:30 FOX Sports 1
    Thursday, March 13
    BIG EAST Quarterfinals 1:00 FOX Sports 1
    BIG EAST Quarterfinals 3:30 FOX Sports 1
    BIG EAST Quarterfinals 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    BIG EAST Quarterfinals 9:30 FOX Sports 1
    Friday, March 14
    BIG EAST Semifinals 7:00 FOX Sports 1
    BIG EAST Semifinals 9:30 FOX Sports 1
    Saturday, March 15
    BIG EAST Championship Game 8:30 FOX Sports 1

    MSG - Madison Square Garden
    CA - Carnesecca Arena
    WF - Wells Fargo Center