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    Three Big East teams will open the 2012-13 college season Friday against Top 25 opponents on military locations in conjunction with Veterans Day weekend.

    ·         UConn faces No. 14 Michigan State at 5:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. It will be the first regular-season game between two U.S. colleges to be played in Europe and will be the head coaching debut for Connecticut’s Kevin Ollie.

    ·         Marquette meets No. 4 Ohio State – a 2012 Final Four participant – aboard the USS Yorktown off Mount Pleasant, S.C., in the Carrier Classic (7 p.m., NBC Sports Network).

    ·         Georgetown takes on No. 10 Florida on the USS Bataan off Jacksonville, Fla., in the Navy/Marine Corps Classic (9 p.m., NBC Sports Network).

    ·         The Big East has four teams ranked in the preseason Associated Press poll – No. 2 Louisville, No. 9 Syracuse, No. 22 Notre Dame and No. 24 Cincinnati.

    ·         Five Big East teams open the season on home courts Friday. Pittsburgh hosts Mount St. Mary’s at 6 p.m. ET (ESPN3), Villanova hosts District of Columbia at 7, Rutgers takes on Saint Peter’s (7:30 p.m., BIG EAST Network), Seton Hall hosts UMKC (7:30 p.m.) and DePaul hosts UC Riverside at 9 p.m. ET.

    ·         For video interviews and stories on many Big East teams, click here.

    This Week’s Schedule

    Friday, November 9

    Connecticut vs. Michigan State 1 – ESPN…….. 5:30

    Mount St. Mary’s at Pittsburgh – ESPN3…….. 6:00

    Marquette vs. Ohio State 2 – NBC SN…………. 7:00

    District of Columbia at Villanova 4…………….. 7:00

    Saint Peter’s at Rutgers – BEN………………….. 7:30

    UMKC at Seton Hall 5………………………………. 7:30

    UC Riverside at DePaul…………………………….. 9:00

    Georgetown vs. Florida 6 – NBC SN……………. 9:00

     

    Saturday, November 10

    Evansville at Notre Dame 7 – ESPN3………….. 2:00

    NJIT at Providence…………………………………… 2:00

    UCF at USF – BEN……………………………………. 7:00

     

    Sunday, November 11

    Marshall at Villanova 4 – ESPN3………………… 1:00

    Tennessee-Martin at Cincinnati – BEN……….. 2:00

    Syracuse vs. San Diego State 3 – FSN…………. 4:00

    Manhattan at Louisville – BEN………………….. 4:00

    Colgate at Marquette – ESPNU…………………. 4:30

    Duquesne at Georgetown – ESPNU……………. 6:30

     

    Release courtesy Big East; Photo: ESPN.com

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.