Anna Martin and the Blue Demons begin their BIG EAST schedule on Jan. 5 against Louisville in Lincoln Park
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CHICAGO -- The BIG EAST Conference announced its 2012-13 women’s basketball league and television schedule on Thursday. The Blue Demons will have six league games televised including three on ESPNU, a pair on CBS Sports Network and open their conference slate against Louisville on the BIG EAST Network’s Game of the Week.
The Cardinals come to Lincoln Park for the first of two conference games between the two teams on Jan. 5. DePaul and Louisville hit the hardwood at 5 p.m. while the game has been tabbed the league’s Game of the Week on the BIG EAST Network.
DePaul heads to Philadelphia for a Jan., 9 clash with Villanova and then returns to Lincoln Park for a Jan. 12 contest with USF.
The home and away pattern continues with the Blue Demons heading to Syracuse on Jan. 15 then returning to Chicago for a Jan. 19 contest with Providence.
DePaul closes out the month of January with a Jan. 22 game at Cincinnati and hosting Pittsburgh on Jan. 29.
The Blue Demons head to Milwaukee for a Feb. 2 showdown with rival Marquette and return to McGrath-Phillips Arena for a Feb. 6 game against Seton Hall.
DePaul starts a six-game stretch of television games on Feb. 10 when head coach for the USA National team Geno Auriemma and his assistant coach Doug Bruno square off on opposite benches. ESPNU will carry the clash between the Blue Demons and Huskies in Connecticut at 2:30 p.m. (CT).
Back in Lincoln Park on Feb. 12, DePaul’s game with Rutgers will tip on CBS College Sports at 8 p.m.
DePaul’s second meeting with the Cardinals is scheduled for Feb. 17 on ESPNU at 12:30 p.m. in Louisville.
The Blue Demons play back-to-back home games to close out February. On the 24th, DePaul welcomes Notre Dame for a 2:30 p.m. matinee on ESPNU. The Blue Demons close out the home portion of their schedule against Georgetown on Feb. 26. The contest will be carried on CBS College Sports at 8 p.m.
DePaul’s final two regular season contests are on the road. The Blue Demons head to Pittsburgh on Mar. 2 and then close out the season at St. John’s on Mar. 4.
The BIG EAST Championship runs, Mar. 8-12 at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
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