Friars’ Big East, non-league schedule announced
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
It's a heck of a way to open up the Big East season.
The Big East Conference has announced the schedule of conference games for the upcoming 2012-13 men's basketball season, and the Providence Friars will face two of the league's favorites in their opening three games of the year.
So much for easing into a schedule.
PC will open on the road against pre-season favorite-to-be Louisville (a Final Four team from last season) on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Following the home opener against DePaul on Saturday, Jan. 5, the Friars will then host Syracuse on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
Providence College has also released it's non-conference schedule, with some start times announced as well. The Friars will play an exhibition on Oct. 27 at the newly-refurbished Alumni Hall against Assumption College, and another at the Dunk against Rhode Island College on Nov. 3 before opening up the regular season against NJIT on Nov. 10.
Here's a look at the Friars' complete slate of games, with some times (and TV) to be announced:
27 Sat. ASSUMPTION (exhibition game at Alumni Hall) 2:00 p.m.
3 Sat. Rhode Island College (exhibition game @ DDC) 7:00 p.m.
10 Sat. NJIT 2:00 p.m.
12 Mon. BRYANT 7:00 p.m.
15 Thurs. vs. UMass (@ PR Tip-Off) ESPNU 7:30 p.m.
16 Fri. vs. NC State/Penn State (@ PR Tip-Off) ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 5:00 p.m./7:30 p.m.
18 Sun. vs. Puerto Rico Tip Off TBD ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 TBA
23 Fri. FAIRFIELD 7:00 p.m.
27 Tue. HOLY CROSS 7:00 p.m.
1 Sat. MISSISSIPPI STATE ESPNU 12:00 p.m.
6 Thur. RHODE ISLAND 7:00 p.m.
18 Tue. COLGATE 7:00 p.m.
22 Sat. at Boston College TBA
28 Fri. at Brown 7:00 p.m.
2 Wed. at Louisville * TBA TBA
5 Sat. DePAUL * TBA TBA
9 Wed. SYRACUSE TBA TBA
13 Sun. at Seton Hall * TBA TBA
16 Wed. at Georgetown * TBA TBA
19 Sat. VILLANOVA * TBA TBA
22 Tue. PITTSBURGH * ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
26 Sat. at Marquette * TBA TBA
31 Thur. CONNECTICUT * ESPN/ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
3 Sun. at Villanova * TBA TBA
6 Wed. CINCINNATI* TBA TBA
13 Wed. at USF * ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
16 Sat. NOTRE DAME * TBA TBA
20 Wed. at Syracuse * ESPN2 7:00 p.m.
23 Sat. at Rutgers * ESPNU 9:00 p.m.
2 Sat. ST. JOHN'S * TBA TBA
5 Tue. SETON HALL * TBA TBA
9 Sat. at Connecticut (Gampel Pavilion) * ESPNU 12:00 p.m.
12-16 Tue.-Sat. at BIG EAST Championship
All Friar games will once again be broadcast on 103.7 WEEI-FM.