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BIG EAST Basketball Preview: TV Schedule, What To Watch For

The Gavitt Tipoff begins today!

NCAA Basketball: Indiana - Purdue at Purdue Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Congrats, Big East fans! Your conference is the only undefeated one left! Of course DePaul had to give us a bit of a scare, but that’s okay because we didn’t expect much from them anyways.

We have an exciting week of Big East basketball as the Gavitt Tipoff games scatter themselves across the work week. Three games kick off the Big East-Big Ten challange at 7:00 tonight and St. John’s-Minnesota closes out the event on Friday.

I’m sure you’re all drooling over tonight’s Purdue-Villanova top 15 matchup (no, I don’t get the Big Ten Network either) but please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 17th at 8:30pm when Rutgers visits DePaul. Fox Sports 1 will air this Final Four preview.

But seriously, it’s great to see great opponents so early on in the season. Villanova tested themselves out early last season with Oklahoma and Virginia and it put this team on the right track.

As I write this, the AP poll is released and I see Xavier fell to 11th in the country. I understand they almost lost at home to Lehigh, but falling 4 spots seems very harsh. Dishonest media trying to tarnish the Big East reputation. Sad!

In short: #WeAreGood, Rutgers-DePaul, great games, Big Ten Network > FS1, Damn Xavier.

Day Time Road Home TV
Monday 6:30pm Binghamton Bearcats St. John's Red Storm FS1
Monday 7:00pm (3) Villanova Wildcats (15) Purdue Boilermakers BTN
Monday 7:00pm Vermont Catamounts Providence Friars FS2
Monday 7:00pm Buffalo Bulls (11) Xavier Musketeers CBSSN
Monday 8:30pm Howard Bison Marquette Golden Eagles FS1
Tuesday 6:30pm Maryland Terrapins Georgetown Hoyas FS1
Tuesday 8:30pm (9) Wisconsin Badgers (22) Creighton Bluejays FS1
Wednesday 7:00pm Northwestern Wildcats Butler Bulldogs FS1
Thursday 11:30am (wtf) Western Michigan Broncos (3) Villanova Wildcats ESPN2
Thursday 1:00pm (11) Xavier Musketeers Missouri Tigers ESPNU
Thursday 6:30pm Arkansas State Red Wolves Georgetown Hoyas FS1
Thursday 7:00pm Providence Friars Ohio State Buckeyes BTN
Thursday 8:30pm Rutgers Scarlet Knights DePaul Blue Demons FS1
Thursday 9:00pm Seton Hall Pirates Iowa Hawkeyes BTN
Thursday 9:30pm Michigan Wolverines Marquette Golden Eagles ESPN2
Friday 8:30pm Washington State Cougars (22) Creighton Bluejays CBSSN
Friday 9:00pm St. John's Red Storm Minnesota Golden Gophers BTN
Saturday 12:00pm Grambling State Tigers Providence Friars FS2
Saturday 2:00pm Bucknell Bison Butler Bulldogs
Sunday 1:30pm UW-Milwaukee Panthers DePaul Blue Demons FS1