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

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Sep 5, 2013

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 XavierNoonFOX Sports 1
Seton Hall at Providence2:30FOX Sports 1
DePaul at Georgetown5:00FOX Sports 1
Villanova at Butler7:30FOX Sports 1
Marquette at Creighton10:00FOX Sports 1
Saturday, Jan. 4
St. John's at Georgetown1:00FOX Sports 1
Butler at Xavier2:00FSN National
DePaul at Marquette2:00CBSSN
Creighton at Seton Hall3:00FOX Sports 1
Sunday, Jan. 5
Providence at Villanova7:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Jan. 7
Creighton at DePaul9:00FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Georgetown at Providence7:00FOX Sports 1
Villanova at Seton Hall7:00CBSSN
Thursday, Jan. 9
DePaul at Butler7:00FOX Sports 1
Marquette at Xavier9:00FOX Sports 1
Saturday, Jan. 11
Seton Hall at Marquette2:00FSN National
Georgetown at Butler5:00FOX Sports 1
Villanova at St. John's7:00FOX Sports 1
Sunday, Jan. 12
Xavier at Creighton3:00CBSSN
Tuesday, Jan. 14
St. John's at DePaul7:00FOX Sports 1
Butler at Creighton9:00FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Georgetown at Xavier7:00CBSSN
Thursday, Jan. 16
Providence at St. John's (CA)7:00FOX Sports 1
Saturday, Jan. 18
Seton Hall at GeorgetownNoonFOX Sports 1
Creighton at Providence2:00FOX Sports 1
Marquette at Butler2:00CBSSN
DePaul at Villanova4:00FSN National
Monday, Jan. 20
Xavier at DePaul4:00FSN National
Creighton at Villanova (WF)7:00FOX Sports 1
Marquette at Georgetown9:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Butler at Providence9:00FOX Sports 1
Thursday, Jan. 23
Seton Hall at St. John's (CA)7:00CBSSN
Saturday, Jan. 25
Xavier at ProvidenceNoonFOX Sports 1
Villanova at Marquette2:00FOX Sports 1
St. John's at Butler4:00FSN National
DePaul at Seton Hall6:00CBSSN
Georgetown at Creighton8:00FOX Sports 1
Monday, Jan. 27
Villanova at Georgetown9:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Jan. 28
St. John's at Creighton9:00FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, Jan. 29
Butler at Seton Hall9:00FOX Sports 1
Thursday, Jan. 30
Providence at Marquette7:00FOX Sports 1
Saturday, Feb. 1
Seton Hall at XavierNoonCBSSN
Marquette at St. John's (MSG)12:30FOX Sports 1
Providence at DePaul1:00FSN National
Monday, Feb. 3
Xavier at Villanova7:00FOX Sports 1
Georgetown at DePaul9:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Feb. 4
St. John's at Providence7:00FOX Sports 1
Butler at Marquette9:00FOX Sports 1
Friday, Feb. 7
Seton Hall at Villanova7:00FOX Sports 1
DePaul at Creighton9:00FOX Sports 1
Saturday, Feb. 8
Butler at Georgetown 1:00CBS
Providence at Xavier5:00FOX Sports 1
Sunday, Feb. 9
Creighton at St. John's (MSG)7:00FOX Sports 1
Monday, Feb. 10
Providence at Georgetown7:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Feb. 11
Marquette at Seton Hall7:00FOX Sports 1
Xavier at Butler9:00FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, Feb. 12
Villanova at DePaul7:00FOX Sports 1
Thursday, Feb. 13
Creighton at Butler7:00CBSSN
St. John's at Seton Hall9:00FOX Sports 1
Saturday, Feb. 15
DePaul at Providence2:00FSN National
Xavier at Marquette6:00FOX Sports 1
Sunday, Feb. 16
Villanova at Creighton5:00FOX Sports 1
Georgetown at St. John's (MSG)7:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Villanova at Providence7:00FOX Sports 1
Butler at St. John's (MSG)9:00FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, Feb. 19
DePaul at Xavier 7:00CBSSN
Creighton at Marquette8:00FOX Sports 1
Thursday, Feb. 20
Georgetown at Seton Hall9:00CBSSN
Saturday, Feb. 22
Xavier at Georgetown11:30 a.m.FOX Sports 1
St. John's at Villanova (WF)1:30FOX Sports 1
Marquette at DePaul6:00CBSSN
Sunday, Feb. 23
Seton Hall at Creighton5:00FSN National
Providence at Butler6:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Xavier at St. John's (MSG)7:00FOX Sports 1
Seton Hall at DePaul9:00FOX Sports 1
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Butler at Villanova8:00FOX Sports 1
Thursday, Feb. 27
Georgetown at Marquette9:00FOX Sports 1
Friday, Feb. 28
Providence at Seton Hall7:00CBSSN
Saturday, March 1
Creighton at Xavier5:00FOX Sports 1
Sunday, March 2
DePaul at St. John's (MSG)NoonCBSSN
Marquette at Villanova (WF)2:00CBS
Monday, March 3
Xavier at Seton Hall7:00FOX Sports 1
Tuesday, March 4
Creighton at Georgetown7:00FOX Sports 1
Marquette at Providence9:00FOX Sports 1
Thursday, March 6
Butler at DePaul7:00FOX Sports 1
Villanova at Xavier9:00FOX Sports 1
Saturday, March 8
Georgetown at Villanova (WF)1:00FOX Sports 1
Seton Hall at Butler5:00FOX Sports 1
Providence at Creighton7:30CBSSN
St. John's at MarquetteTBDFOX Sports 1
Wednesday, March 12
BIG EAST First Round7:00FOX Sports 1
BIG EAST First Round9:30FOX Sports 1
Thursday, March 13
BIG EAST Quarterfinals1:00FOX Sports 1
BIG EAST Quarterfinals3:30FOX Sports 1
BIG EAST Quarterfinals7:00FOX Sports 1
BIG EAST Quarterfinals9:30FOX Sports 1
Friday, March 14
BIG EAST Semifinals7:00FOX Sports 1
BIG EAST Semifinals9:30FOX Sports 1
Saturday, March 15
BIG EAST Championship Game8:30FOX Sports 1

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