Three Big East Teams Opening Season at Military Locations

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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