Seven Postseason Teams Highlight BIG EAST Home Schedule
June 28, 2012
The Marquette University men’s basketball team will face Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and USF in home-and-home series in 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference play, the league office announced Thursday morning.
The Golden Eagles have learned where they will take on their fellow league programs next season, but the layout of the actual schedule has yet to be determined. In 2011-12, MU’s crossover trio consisted of Cincinnati, Georgetown and Villanova. The 2012-13 schedule breakdown is listed below.
HOME GAMES: UConn, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse
ROAD GAMES: Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, USF, Villanova
The 2012-13 season will be the sixth consecutive one in which each team will play 18 conference games. This year, with only 15 schools, the format features 10 opponents once and four opponents twice. There are 75 single-play matchups and 30 home-and homes-series. Of the 30 home-and-home series, only seven are the same as last season. Four teams have four totally new repeat opponents. Eight teams have one and three teams have two repeat opponents the same. No team has all repeat opponents the same as last year.
Each conference team plays nine or 10 games against last season’s BIG EAST NCAA Tournament teams, including at least two of its four home-and-home series. Remarkably, 80 percent of conference games include at least one BIG EAST NCAA Tournament participant, and 27 percent match two BIG EAST NCAA Tournament teams. Marquette season tickets will be available for as little as $125 beginning on July 16. Five-game mini plans go on sale on August 6.
The complete non-conference schedule will begin to be released on GoMarquette.com beginning on July 9. One opponent will be announced each morning.
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