BIG EAST Announces 2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule Matchups

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -  On the heels of its most prosperous season in league history, the BIG EAST Conference has announced the league opponents and game sites for its men's basketball teams for the 2011-12 season.
 
Thanks to the NCAA-record 11 BIG EAST teams that played in the 2011 NCAA Championship, this year's schedule includes an unprecedented 131 games - or 91 percent of the conference ledger - that will feature at least one NCAA tournament team from last year. Sixty-seven games - 47 percent of the schedule - will be between two of the conference' s NCAA tournament teams.
 
Each of the 16 BIG EAST teams will play either 12 or 13 conference games against NCAA tournament teams.
 
The conference schedule will once again include 144 regular-season games as each of the BIG EAST's 16 teams plays 18 conference games. Each team will face 12 opponents once and three opponents twice. All 144 regular-season conference games will again be televised, either by CBS Sports, the ESPN family of networks or ESPN Regional Television.
 
The decisions regarding repeat opponents are based on natural interest, geography, rivalries, television contractual obligations and competitive balance. Connecticut, which won the 2011 BIG EAST and NCAA championships will face Notre Dame, Seton Hall and Syracuse twice each, while BIG EAST regular-season champion Pittsburgh will have Louisville, USF and West Virginia as its repeat opponents.
 
The full 2011-12 conference schedule will be announced at a later date.
 
2011-12 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Schedule Breakdown

CINCINNATI

 

Home

DePaul, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova

Away

Connecticut, Georgetown, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John's, USF, Villanova, West Virginia

 

 

CONNECTICUT

 

Home

Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse, West Virginia

Away

Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse, Villanova

 

 

DE PAUL

 

Home

Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse

Away

Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, West Virginia

 

 

GEORGETOWN

 

Home

Cincinnati, Connecticut, Marquette, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, USF, Villanova

Away

DePaul, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse, West Virginia

 

 

LOUISVILLE

 

Home

Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, Villanova

Away

Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse, West Virginia

 

 

MARQUETTE

 

Home

Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF, Villanova

Away

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Providence, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia

 

 

NOTRE DAME

 

Home

Connecticut, DePaul, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, West Virginia

Away

Cincinnati, Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, West Virginia

 

 

PITTSBURGH

 

Home

Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, USF, Villanova, West Virginia

Away

Connecticut, DePaul, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse, West Virginia

 

 

PROVIDENCE

 

Home

Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Rutgers, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse, West Virginia

Away

Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, St. John's, USF, Syracuse, Villanova

 

 

RUTGERS

 

Home

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame, St. John's, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia

Away

Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, West Virginia

 

 

ST. JOHN'S

 

Home

Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia

Away

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, USF

 

 

SETON HALL

 

Home

Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John's, West Virginia

Away

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Marquette, Providence, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, Villanova

 

 

USF

 

Home

Cincinnati, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, West Virginia

Away

DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Syracuse, Villanova

 

 

SYRACUSE

 

Home

Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, West Virginia

Away

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Villanova

 

 

VILLANOVA

 

Home

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse

Away

Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John's, USF, West Virginia

 

 

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Home

Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Villanova

Away

Connecticut, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse

 
Each school's three repeat opponents are in italics