BIG EAST Announces 2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule Matchups The conference schedule - which comprises 135 regular-season games - will once again yield some of the most-anticipated contests nationally in 2012-13.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The BIG EAST Conference has announced the league opponents and game sites for its men's basketball teams for the 2012-13 season.
The conference schedule - which comprises 135 regular-season games - will once again yield some of the most-anticipated contests nationally in 2012-13. Nearly 80 percent of the regular-season league games (107 of 135) will include at least one team that reached the NCAA Championship last season. Thirty-seven games (27 percent) will be between two NCAA tournament teams from 2012.
Additionally, each of the 15 BIG EAST teams will play either nine or 10 of its 18 league games against NCAA tournament teams. Each team will face 10 opponents once and four opponents twice. All 135 regular-season conference games will again be televised, either by the ESPN family of networks or CBS Sports.
The decisions regarding repeat opponents are driven by fairness and competitive balance within the parameters of television selections and geographic rivalries. The full 2012-13 conference schedule will be announced at a later date.
2012-13 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Schedule Breakdown