Big East releases conference slate

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The Big East will open conference play with a quartet of games, headlined by the defending-national champions.

Villanova will host DePaul (6:30 ET), Providence visits Xavier (7 p.m.), Creighton welcomes Seton Hall ( 8 p.m.) and Georgetown goes to Marquette (8:30 p.m.) on Dec. 28, to tip off league play, it was announced Tuesday.

Other highlights include Xavier travelling to Georgetown on New Year’s Eve, Xavier at Villanova on Jan. 10, the five-game Big East marathon on Jan. 16 and Villanova at Xavier on Feb. 11.

The Big East tournament runs March 8-11.

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