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Big East Basketball returns this Friday; here are the opening weekend matchups

All 10 Big East teams get their season start at their home arenas this weekend.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at St. John Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The long wait for college hoops will finally be over in less than 48 hours!!

Eight of the ten Big East men’s basketball teams will start their 2017-18 season Friday night, November 10th in front of their home crowds. Only 3 teams in the conference will play two games this weekend at home (Seton Hall, Butler, Creighton).

Of interest for those looking for competitive games (or upsets of Big East teams) would be the talented guards of Yale at Creighton and Princeton at Butler. Monmouth at Seton Hall and DePaul hosting Notre Dame could be interesting since both underdogs (Monmouth, DePaul) will put out their best effort.

The DePaul game will be the official first game at the new downtown-adjacent WinTrust arena, and should have a packed house, since Notre Dame has a huge fanbase in nearby Chicago.

Listed below is the Big East basketball schedule throughout this weekend:

Friday, November 10th, 2017

  • Farleigh Dickinson @ #23 Seton Hall, 6:30 PM, FS2
  • New Orleans @ St. John’s, 7:00 PM
  • Kennesaw State @ Butler, 7:00 PM
  • Morehead State @ #17 Xavier, 7:00 PM
  • Houston Baptist @ Providence, 7:00 PM
  • Columbia @ #6 Villanova, 8:30 PM, FS2
  • Yale @ Creighton, 9:00 PM
  • Mount St. Mary’s @ Marquette, 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

  • #14 Notre Dame @ DePaul, 4:00 PM, FS1

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

  • Jacksonville @ Georgetown, Noon
  • Monmouth @ #23 Seton Hall, 1:30 PM, FS1
  • Princeton @ Butler, 6:00 PM, CBS Sports Network
  • Alcorn State @ Creighton, 7:00 PM