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Big East unveils 2012-13 conference schedule matchups

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On Thursday, the Big East conference announced its conference schedule and locations for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

Syracuse and Pittsburgh will soon departing for the ACC, and both drew Villanova as a home-and-home opponent.

The Orange also drew Georgetown, Louisville, and Providence twice.

USF, coming off a strong showing in the 2011-12 season, will have Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, and Villanova.

Jim Calhoun and Connecticut, banned from the 2012-13 postseason, have drawn Cincinnati, DePaul, Providence, and USF twice.

Take a look at the rest of the schedule, listed below.

Home Connecticut, Georgetown, Marquette, Notre DamePittsburghRutgers, St. John’s, USF, Villanova
Away Connecticut, DePaul, Louisville, Notre DamePittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse
Home CincinnatiDePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Providence, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse, Villanova
Away CincinnatiDePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, USF
Home Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Notre DamePittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova
Away Connecticut, Georgetown, Marquette, Notre DamePittsburgh, Providence, St. John’s, USF, Syracuse
Home DePaul, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, RutgersSt. John’s, Seton Hall, Syracuse
Away Cincinnati, Connecticut, Marquette, Notre Dame, RutgersSt. John’s, USF, Syracuse, Villanova
Home Cincinnati, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John’s, Seton HallUSFSyracuse
Away Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Seton HallUSFSyracuse, Villanova
Home Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton HallUSF, Syracuse
Away Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton HallUSF, Villanova
Home Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova
Away CincinnatiDePaulLouisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John’s, USF, Syracuse
Home Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaulMarquette, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse, Villanova
Away CincinnatiDePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Villanova
Home Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, St. John’s, Seton HallSyracuseVillanova
Away Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Rutgers, Seton Hall, USF, SyracuseVillanova
Home CincinnatiGeorgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, St. John’sSeton Hall, USF
Away Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Notre Dame, St. John’sSeton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova
Home Connecticut, DePaulGeorgetown, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Seton Hall, USF
Away Cincinnati, DePaulGeorgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, Syracuse, Villanova
Home Cincinnati, Connecticut, LouisvilleMarquetteProvidenceRutgers, USF, Syracuse, Villanova
Away DePaul, Georgetown, LouisvilleMarquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, ProvidenceRutgers, St. John’s
Home Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, LouisvilleMarquette, Notre Dame, Providence, Syracuse, Villanova
Away Cincinnati, ConnecticutLouisvilleMarquette, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova
Home Cincinnati, DePaul, GeorgetownLouisville, Notre Dame, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Villanova
Away Connecticut, GeorgetownLouisville, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall, USF, Villanova
Home Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, PittsburghProvidence, Rutgers, St. John’s, USFSyracuse
Away Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Notre Dame, PittsburghProvidence, Seton Hall, USFSyracuse

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

WATCH LIVE: Atlantic 10 basketball doubleheader Saturday on NBCSN

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: A detailed view of a Spalding basketball during a quarterfinal game between the Davidson Wildcats and La Salle Explorers in the 2015 Men's Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament at the Barclays Center on March 13, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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The Atlantic 10 invades NBCSN and the NBC Sports app on Saturday with two games that will air as part of a doubleheader.

It starts with Fordham at UMass at 12:30 p.m. and concludes with Rhode Island heading to Duquesne at 2:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE to watch the Atlantic 10 on NBCSN

VIDEO: North Carolina ball boy makes three straight halfcourt shots

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During North Carolina’s blowout win over N.C. State on Jan. 8, the Tar Heels weren’t the only ones in the building who were feeling it.

As it turns out, North Carolina ball boy Asher Lucas was the hottest shooter of anyone in the building that night.

During halftime of that Jan. 8 game, Lucas nailed three consecutive halfcourt shots, as his father, Adam Lucas, a North Carolina columnist, released the video this week to YouTube. The video quickly went viral as Asher’s unreal streak of shots was all over TV and the Internet.

The Tar Heels have been struggling to find consistent perimeter shooting for the last few seasons, so maybe they need to start scouting Asher for a future roster spot.


VIDEO: Milwaukee wins on Brock Stull buzzer-beater

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Milwaukee picked up a Horizon League win on Friday night as guard Brock Stull knocked in a buzzer-beater to topple Cleveland State.

Stull only had four points on the night as he played 30 minutes and finished with five assists and six rebounds.

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks is ‘in a walking boot’, status still unclear

EUGENE, OR - DECEMBER 11: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks shoots the ball over Ar'Mond Davis #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first half of the game at Matthew Knight Arena on December 11, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Oregon released a statement on Friday afternoon that said star forward Dillon Brooks had seen doctors and was in a walking boot, but gave no further update on his condition.

Brooks suffered what the program termed a “lower leg injury” on Thursday night against Cal. The injury was to his left leg – on replay, it looked like he rolled his ankle – which is concerning because his left foot is the foot that he injured over the summer, which caused him to miss the first three games of the season.

“He’ll be evaluated in the next couple of days and see where he’s at,” head coach Dana Altman said after Thursday’s game.

Allonzo Trier cleared to play vs. UCLA

Arizona head coach Sean Miller talks with guard Allonzo Trier (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Northwestern State in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)  ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; GREEN VALLEY NEWS OUT
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Allonzo Trier’s most recent drug test came back negative, meaning that the leading returning scorer for the Wildcats will be eligible to play on Saturday when Arizona plays a visit to UCLA.

Trier had been suspended for the first 19 games of the season following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. He appealed to the NCAA and actually won, claiming that he unknowingly ingested the substance after someone he trusted gave him a product to help him recover from a car accident during the offseason.

The NCAA’s stipulation, however, was that he could not play until the PED had cleared his system.

Trier averaged 14.8 points last season for Arizona. He’ll join a back court that already includes Kadeem Allen, Rawle Alkins and Kobi Simmons, as well as Kadeem Allen and Parker Jackson-Cartwright. Along with Lauri Markkanen, who has the look of a lottery pick, Trier was expected to be Arizona’s best player this season. While he has not been allowed to play this year, Trier has been practicing and traveling with the team. It may take him a while to work his way back into game shape and into the flow of the team, but it won’t be because he’s rusty.

The Wildcats are currently 17-2 on the year and 6-0 in the Pac-12. They play No. 3 UCLA in Pauley Pavilion on Saturday. The Bruins are a game out of first place in the conference standings.