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Women's Basketball Announces BIG EAST Schedule
Sept. 14, 2017

2017-18 Schedule | Printable Schedule | Ticket Info

CHICAGO – The quest for a fifth consecutive regular-season conference title---unprecedented in DePaul women’s basketball history---begins on Dec. 28 with its BIG EAST opener against Seton Hall at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

The Blue Demons have won a regular-season title in every season since the BIG EAST was reconfigured in 2013-14.

Two days after the league opener, reigning BIG EAST Coach of the Year Doug Bruno’s team will play host to St. John’s.

The first big test of the conference season begins with a challenging stretch of three road games in seven days. It commences Jan. 4 at BIG EAST tournament champion Marquette, continues Jan. 7 at Providence and concludes Jan. 10 at Creighton.

The Blue Demons finished 8-1 in BIG EAST away games last season.

The schedule doesn’t ease up as DePaul faces Xavier on Jan. 12 at Wintrust Arena followed by a Jan. 14 matchup with Butler at the Blue Demon’s new home in the South Loop. That will wrap up a daunting stretch of five games in 11 days.

Next up are road games Jan. 19 at Villanova and Jan. 21 at Georgetown. The Blue Demons return to Lincoln Park for three consecutive home games Jan. 29 versus Marquette, Feb. 2 against Creighton and Feb. 4 vs. Providence.

It’s back on the road Feb. 9 at Butler followed by an away game Feb. 11 at Xavier. The final two regular-season home games are Feb. 16 against Georgetown and Feb. 18 vs. Villanova.

Bruno & Co. conclude the BIG EAST season Feb. 23 at St. John’s and Feb. 25 at Seton Hall.


 

 

Notes

  • DePaul is scheduled to appear on FS1 twice in the conference season (Jan. 29 vs. Marquette, Feb. 18 vs. Villanova) and twice on the CBS Sports Network (Jan. 14 vs. Butler, Jan. 21 at Georgetown). Women’s basketball will appear on the BIG EAST Digital Network 14 times.
  • The brand-new Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square will be the site of two BIG EAST games, Jan. 12 against Xavier and Jan. 14 versus Butler.
  • DePaul has racked up a 62-10 record the last four years for a .861 winning percentage.
  • The Blue Demons have a BIG EAST home record of 31-5 the last four years---also a .861 winning percentage.
  • A Blue Demon has been honored as the BIG EAST Player of the Year the last three seasons---Brittany Hrynko in 2015, Chanise Jenkins in 2016 and Brooke Schulte in 2017.
  • Bruno has been honored as BIG EAST Coach of the Year three of the last four seasons.
  • Winning regular-season conference titles four years in a row is a DePaul women’s basketball program best.
  • Last season, the Blue Demons led the BIG EAST in scoring offense, scoring margin, rebounding offense, assists, assist-turnover ratio and three-point field goals.

Ticket Information
There will be two ticket packages available for the 2017-18 women’s basketball season. The Six-Game Wintrust Arena Ticket Package includes all six regular season home games played at the new facility in the South Loop. The Wintrust Arena Ticket Package is on sale now and starts at just $50 per seat. All remaining home games played at McGrath-Phillips Arena on the Lincoln Park campus will be part of the Lincoln Park Season Ticket Package, which will cost $70. Mini Plans will be available to the public and on sale Friday, September 22.

Group tickets for parties of 15 or more have an on-sale date of Monday, October 2. Single game tickets for individual basketball events will go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 16 at 10 a.m. There will be a presale opportunity made available to the DePaul community on Monday, October 9 (alumni, faculty, staff, parents and DePaul season ticket holders). This opportunity will be communicated separately to each university community group.

2017-18 Ticket Sales Timeline

  • Wintrust Arena and Lincoln Park Ticket Packages – On Sale Now
  • Mini Plans – Friday, September 22
  • Group Ticket Packages – Monday, October 2
  • Single Game Tickets (Presale!) – Monday, October 9
  • Single Game Tickets (General Public Sale) – Monday, October 16

Basketball tickets can be purchased online at the DePaul Ticket Center or by calling the DePaul Ticket Office at 773-325-SLAM (7526).