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Monday / August 20.
  • Big East Announces Schedule Matchups

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    The Big East announced the league opponents and game sites for its men’s basketball teams for the 2011-12 season.

    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 HallSyracuse, West Virginia

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

     

    DE PAUL

    Home    Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John’sSeton Hall, USF, Syracuse

    Away     Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame, Rutgers, St. John’sSeton Hall, Villanova, West Virginia

     

    GEORGETOWN

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

    Away     DePaul, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, ProvidenceSt. 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    CincinnatiGeorgetown, 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, USFSyracuse, West Virginia

    Away     Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, St. John’s, USFSyracuse, 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    CincinnatiDePaulGeorgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Syracuse, Villanova, West Virginia

    Away     Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaulGeorgetown, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, USF

     

    SETON HALL

    Home    ConnecticutDePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John’s, West Virginia

    Away     Cincinnati, ConnecticutDePaul, Marquette, Providence, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, Villanova

     

    USF

    Home    Cincinnati, Connecticut, PittsburghProvidence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, West Virginia

    Away     DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, PittsburghProvidence, 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 DamePittsburghRutgers, Villanova

    Away     Connecticut, Notre DamePittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse

    Each school’s three repeat opponents are in italics

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.