BIG EAST Men’s College Basketball TV Schedule

ESPN and the BIG EAST Conference announced its 2011-12 men’s college basketball television schedule for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and Overall, the networks will combine to televise a minimum of 70 conference games plus an extensive schedule of non-conference matchups. Additional conference games may be added to the schedule.

A schedule for ESPN Regional Television’s produced and syndicated telecasts is to be determined. will provide a simulcast of every ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Regional Television telecast.

Conference action will tip off on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. with Notre Dame at Pittsburgh on ESPN2 and It will mark the first of four consecutive ESPN2 BIG EAST telecasts.

The schedule will be highlighted by the popular weekly Big Monday Presented by Bud Light series beginning with a doubleheader of top teams Jan. 16: Louisville at Marquette at 3:30 p.m. ET and Pittsburgh at Syracuse at 7:30 p.m. Five of the eight matchups will feature a showdown between teams ranked in senior college basketball writer Andy Katz’s early men’s preseason top 25 poll.

BIG EAST Big Monday Schedule (all games on ESPN):

Date Time (ET) Game
Jan. 16 3:30 p.m. No. 9 Louisville at No. 13 Marquette
Jan. 16 7:30 p.m. No. 17 Pittsburgh at No. 4 Syracuse
Jan. 23 7 p.m. No. 4 Syracuse at No. 19 Cincinnati
Jan. 30 7 p.m. No. 17 Pittsburgh at West Virginia
Feb. 6 7 p.m. No. 6 Connecticut at No. 9 Louisville
Feb. 13 7 p.m. No. 4 Syracuse at No. 9 Louisville
Feb. 20 7 p.m. No. 6 Connecticut at Villanova
Feb. 27 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgetown

Additional highlights:

  • The Saturday lineup features two Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRCTV telecasts and stops by College GameDay Driven by State Farm: Louisville at Pittsburgh Jan. 21 and Syracuse at Connecticut Feb. 25. Both games will tip off at 9 p.m. on ESPN. GameDay is hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis and Bob Knight. The two-hour Saturday morning edition is aired on ESPNU at 10 a.m. and continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN while the one-hour evening edition at 8 p.m. is on ESPN.
  • The schedule includes 63 appearances by the six teams ranked in Katz’s early preseason top 25 poll (No. 4 Syracuse, No. 6 Connecticut, No. 9 Louisville, No. 13 Marquette, No. 17 Pittsburgh and No. 19 Cincinnati), including 14 games pitting ranked teams against each other.
  • For the first time ever, ESPNU will televise four Monday night BIG EAST games, all at 9 p.m.: Cincinnati at Georgetown (Jan. 9); Notre Dame at Rutgers (Jan. 16); Marquette at DePaul (Feb. 6); and DePaul at St. John’s (Feb. 20).
  • In March, ESPN will once again televise all 15 games of the BIG EAST Championship Presented by American Eagle Outfitters across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU 2011-12 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Schedule

Dates, times and television listings subject to change

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Dec 27 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame ESPN2 /
Wed, Dec 28 7 p.m. Georgetown at Louisville ESPN2 /
Fri, Dec 30 9 p.m. West Virginia at Seton Hall ESPN2 /
Sat, Dec 31 2 p.m. Providence at Georgetown ESPN2 /
Sun, Jan 1 1 p.m. Villanova at Marquette ESPNU
Tue, Jan 3 7 p.m. Louisville at St. John’s ESPNU
Wed, Jan 4 7 p.m. Marquette at Georgetown ESPNU
Thu, Jan 5 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at DePaul ESPN2 /
Sat, Jan 7 4 p.m. Notre Dame at Louisville ESPNU
Mon, Jan 9 7 p.m. West Virginia at Connecticut ESPN2 /
9 p.m. Cincinnati at Georgetown ESPNU
Tue, Jan 10 7 p.m. Louisville at Providence ESPN2 /
Wed, Jan 11 7 p.m. Syracuse at Villanova ESPN2 /
7 p.m. St. John’s at Marquette ESPNU
Sat, Jan 14 11 a.m. Connecticut at Notre Dame ESPN2 /
2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Marquette ESPNU
Mon, Jan 16 3:30 p.m. Louisville at Marquette ESPN /
7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Syracuse ESPN /
9 p.m. Notre Dame at Rutgers ESPNU
Tue, Jan 17 7 p.m. Georgetown at DePaul ESPN2 /
Wed, Jan 18 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Connecticut ESPN2 /
7 p.m. Seton Hall at Villanova ESPNU
Sat, Jan 21 1 p.m. Villanova at St. John’s ESPNU
3 p.m. Cincinnati at West Virginia ESPNU
6 p.m. Syracuse at Notre Dame ESPN /
9 p.m. Louisville at Pittsburgh ESPN /
Mon, Jan 23 7 p.m. Syracuse at Cincinnati ESPN /
Wed, Jan 25 7 p.m. Villanova at Louisville ESPN /
7 p.m. West Virginia at St. John’s ESPNU
Sat, Jan 28 Noon Marquette at Villanova ESPN or ESPN2 /
1 p.m. West Virginia at Syracuse ESPNU
4 p.m. Georgetown at Pittsburgh ESPN or ESPN2 /
Mon, Jan 30 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at West Virginia ESPN /
Wed, Feb 1 7 p.m. Connecticut at Georgetown ESPN2 /
7 p.m. Rutgers at Providence ESPNU
Sat, Feb 4 11 a.m. South Florida at Georgetown ESPNU
Noon Syracuse at St. John’s ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sun, Feb 5 2 p.m. Villanova at Pittsburgh ESPN /
Mon, Feb 6 7 p.m. Connecticut at Louisville ESPN /
9 p.m. Marquette at DePaul ESPNU
Wed, Feb 8 7 p.m. Georgetown at Syracuse ESPN or ESPN2 /
7 p.m. Cincinnati at St. John’s ESPNU
9 p.m. Seton Hall at Rutgers ESPN2 /
9 p.m. Notre Dame at West Virginia ESPNU
Sat, Feb 11 Noon Louisville at West Virginia ESPN /
3 p.m. Cincinnati at Marquette ESPNU
Sun, Feb 12 1 p.m. St. John’s at Georgetown ESPN /
Mon, Feb 13 7 p.m. Syracuse at Louisville ESPN /
Wed, Feb 15 7 p.m. Villanova at South Florida ESPN or ESPN2 /
7 p.m. Rutgers at Notre Dame ESPNU
9 p.m. Providence at Cincinnati ESPNU
Thu, Feb 16 9 p.m. West Virginia at Pittsburgh ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Feb 18 Noon Marquette at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2 /
7 or 9 p.m. Notre Dame at Villanova ESPNU
Sun, Feb 19 1 p.m. Syracuse at Rutgers ESPN or ESPN2 /
7 p.m. South Florida at Pittsburgh ESPN2 /
Mon, Feb 20 7 p.m. Connecticut at Villanova ESPN /
9 p.m. DePaul at St. John’s ESPNU
Wed, Feb 22 7 p.m. West Virginia at Notre Dame ESPN2 /
Thu, Feb 23 9 p.m. Louisville at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2 /
Fri, Feb 24 9 p.m. Marquette at West Virginia ESPN /
Sat, Feb 25 Noon Notre Dame at St. John’s ESPN /
5 p.m. Rutgers at Seton Hall ESPNU
9 p.m. Syracuse at Connecticut ESPN /
Mon, Feb 27 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgetown ESPN /
Wed, Feb 29 7 p.m. Marquette at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2 /
7 p.m. St. John’s at Pittsburgh ESPNU
Thu, Mar 1 9 p.m. Villanova at Rutgers ESPN or ESPN2 /
Sat, Mar 3 Noon Pittsburgh at Connecticut ESPN or ESPN2 /
2 p.m. Cincinnati at Villanova ESPN or ESPN2 /