BIG EAST Conference Release Women's Basketball Schedule
Sept. 11, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's basketball team and the BIG EAST Conference released the 2013-14 league schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Hoyas will have four games on national television including three appearances on FOX Sports1 and one on CBS College Sports.
Georgetown had previously released the non-conference schedule featuring four NCAA Tournament qualifiers as well as two squads that competed in the WNIT. The conference opponents include four 2013 NCAA Tournament participants and two that earned a berth in the WNIT. Overall, the Blue & Gray will face 12 teams that appeared in the postseason a season ago.
The conference schedule tips off with Creighton and Marquette at McDonough Arena on January 1 and 4. A trip to Xavier is scheduled for January 8 before the Hoyas return home against Butler on January 11.
GU will have back-to-back road contests at Providence and Seton Hall on January 15 and 18, respectively, as well as a home matchup with DePaul on January 22.
A road trip to St. John's on January 26 will be televised on FOX Sports 1 at 6 p.m. ET before the Hoyas finish off the first half of conference play with Villanova on January 29.
The second half of the schedule begins with a two-game road swing at Marquette (February 1) and Creighton (February 5) before hosting Xavier and Seton Hall on February 8 and 12.
The Hoyas will be at Butler on February 15 and will host St. John's on February 18.
The conference schedule will wind down with two of the final three games on national television. A February 23 matchup at Villanova will be on FOX Sports 1, and the Hoyas will host Providence on March 1 for Senior Day. An appearance on CBS Sports Network on March 4 at DePaul will close out the season.
"We look forward to establishing a new tradition of excellence in women's basketball in the BIG EAST, and the national exposure afforded by our agreement with Fox will play a key role," said BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman. "We have terrific coaches and student-athletes to showcase, and Fox's regular season and postseason game coverage will allow us to bring exciting competitions and compelling stories to our fans."
As part of the BIG EAST's new partnership with FOX Sports, 13 regular-season games will be televised on FOX Sports 1, which reaches nearly 90 million homes across the nation. FOX also will televise the semifinals and finals of The BIG EAST Championship, which will be held March 10-11 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Two additional games will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
Though the Hoyas lost a talented senior class, they return seven players and are bringing in a highly-touted freshman class of five. The Blue & Gray will begin practice in October.