Feb. 25, 2018
2018 BIG EAST Tournament Bracket | Tournament Ticket Information
CHICAGO - After claiming its fifth straight BIG EAST regular-season championship, the DePaul women's basketball team learned its seeding and potential opponents as the Blue Demons look to expand the trophy case once again with a BIG EAST tournament title.
DePaul enters the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed following league tiebreaking procedures. The Blue Demons and Marquette finished the regular season as co-champions with identical 15-3 conference records. Marquette claims the No. 1 seed with the tiebreaker coming down to its record against the next highest team in the standings – third-seeded Villanova. The Golden Eagles went 2-0 against the Wildcats while the Blue Demons went 1-1.
BIG EAST Tournament first round action tips off at 4 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 3, as No. 9 seed Providence (3-15) faces No. 8 seed Butler (6-12). The winner will face the top-seeded Golden Eagles at noon on Sunday in the quarterfinals. Seventh-seeded Seton Hall (7-11) and 10th-seeded Xavier (3-15) follow at 6:30 p.m., with the winner facing the second-seeded Blue Demons on Sunday at 6 p.m. First Round games will stream live on the BIG EAST Digital Network presented by SoFi.
St. John's faces fourth-seeded Creighton (11-7) in the second quarterfinal game on Sunday, slated for 2:30 p.m. Following the DePaul-Xavier/Seton Hall game, No. 3 seed Villanova will face No. 6 seed Georgetown (9-9) to close out the four-game day at 8:30 p.m. All four quarterfinal games will air live on FS2.
FS1 picks up coverage for the semifinals and final. Semifinal games on Monday, March 5, are slated for 3 and 5:30 p.m. Monday’s winners advance to Tuesday’s title game, set for 6 p.m. The winner of the BIG EAST Tournament receives the conference’s automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Single-session tickets for the 2018 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by Jeep are now on sale, with tickets starting as low as $15. All-session booklets are still available, with nine-game passes starting at just $50. Groups of 15 or more can purchase single-session tickets for $10, while super groups (50+) are available for just $8. Courtside seating is also available. To purchase, visit www.depaulbluedemons.com.
2018 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament Presented By Jeep
All games played at Wintrust Arena - Chicago, Ill. - All times Central
First Round – March 3
Game 1: #9 Providence vs. #8 Butler, 4 p.m. (BEDN)
Game 2: #10 Xavier vs. #7 Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. (BEDN)
Quarterfinals – March 4
Game 3: #1 Marquette vs Game 1 winner, Noon (FS2)
Game 4: #5 St. John’s vs. #4 Creighton, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
Game 5: #2 DePaul vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m. (FS2)
Game 6: #6 Georgetown vs. #3 Villanova, 8:30 p.m. (FS2)
Semifinals – March 5
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 3 p.m. (FS1)
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 5:30 p.m. (FS1)
Final – March 6
Game 9: Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. (FS1)