Big East schedule released for Syracuse’s final season in conference
The Big East announced its men’s basketball conference schedule for the 2012-13 season, which will be Syracuse’s last in the league before it moves to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The conference will have 56 percent of its games televised nationally on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and CBS Sports, according to a Big East press release Wednesday.
“Big East men’s basketball and unparalleled national media exposure have always been synonymous,” Big East commissioner Mike Aresco said in the release. “The 2012-13 schedule is unmatched in its scope of telecasts nationally, regionally and locally.”
Syracuse will play Villanova, Georgetown, Louisville and Providence twice during its 18-game conference slate. SU enters the season as the defending regular season conference champions and opens Big East play against Rutgers in the Carrier Dome on Jan. 2. The Big East tournament will take place in Madison Square Garden from March 12-16.
Among the highlights on the Orange’s conference schedule is its regular-season finale matchup in Washington, D.C. with the Hoyas, a game that could be the final time the schools play as conference rivals. The game is set for March 9 at noon and will be featured on ESPN College GameDay.
No conference team plays more than two consecutive road games, something the Orange does three different times.
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