DePaul Faces Georgetown in First Round at BIG EAST Tournament
DePaul and Georgetown meet for the third time this season on Wednesday night in the BIG EAST Tournament.

March 8, 2014

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CHICAGO – With the conclusion of the regular-season schedule on Saturday, the field for the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament presented by New York Life has been finalized with the 10th-seeded Blue Demons taking on No. 7 seed Georgetown in the first round. Start time is 9:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

DePaul finished the regular season 11-20 overall and 3-15 in the BIG EAST while Georgetown enters the postseason with a 17-13 overall mark and 8-10 league record. The winner of the first round matchup advances to the quarterfinals to face second-seeded Creighton.

Georgetown swept the season series between the two programs with a 61-54 decision on New Year’s Eve in Washington, D.C. followed by a 71-59 win on Feb. 3 at Allstate Arena. Wednesday will be the first meeting between the two sides in BIG EAST Tournament action.

Regular-season champion Villanova is the No. 1 seed followed by Creighton, Xavier and Providence. Eighth-seeded Seton Hall plays ninth-seeded Butler to open the tournament at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Thursday’s schedule features four games with Butler or Seton Hall facing Villanova at Noon ET followed by Providence and No. 5 St. John’s at 2:30 p.m. ET. Third-seeded Xavier plays No. 6 Marquette at 9:30 p.m. ET.

All nine games of the 2014 BIG EAST Tournament will be televised on FOX Sports 1 with Gus Johnson, Bill Raftery and Erin Andrews handling television duties for the all of the night sessions live from Madison Square Garden.



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