Sept. 11, 2014
2014-15 Women's Basketball ScheduleWASHINGTON -
The Georgetown University women's basketball team and the BIG EAST Conference released the 2014-15 league schedule on Thursday afternoon. The Hoyas will have two games on national television both being broadcast on FOX Sports1.
Georgetown had previously released the non-conference schedule featuring one NCAA Tournament qualifier as well as three squads that competed in the WNIT.
"The long, anticipated wait for our 2014-15 BIG EAST schedule is over and I'm excited to embark on this new journey with our players, coaches, families and Hoya fans," said Georgetown Head Coach Natasha Adair. "I'm looking forward to competitive BIG EAST play and the opportunity to travel to new historic venues, this will be a memorable first season at the helm."
The schedule format has changed this season as conference games will be played on Fridays and Sundays with each institution having a travel partner.
The conference schedule tips off on the road at Creighton University on Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. ET. The Blue & Gray will then host Marquette University in the conference home opener on Jan. 2. That game will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1 and is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The weekend will conclude as GU hosts last year's conference champs, the DePaul University Blue Demons at 5 p.m., at McDonough Arena.
The three-game homestand concludes with a matchup against Providence College on Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. The Hoyas' second nationally-televised game will be on Jan. 11 as the Blue & Gray heads to Villanova University for a 5 p.m., contest on FOX Sports 1.
The following weekend features road games on Friday and Sunday as GU faces Xavier University on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m., and Butler University on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m.
The Hoyas will then host St. John's University on Friday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m., followed by Seton Hall University at noon on Sunday. A trip to the Midwest is on tap as the Hoyas will begin to play opponents for a second time. On Jan. 30, Georgetown will play at DePaul at 8 p.m. ET. The Blue & Gray will then face Marquette on Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. ET.
GU's bye comes early in February as the Hoyas host Villanova on Sunday, Feb.8 at 5 p.m., after getting a break on Friday, Feb. 6. However, the following weekend Xavier and Butler come to McDonough Arena for an 8 p.m., game on Feb. 13 and a 4 p.m., game on Feb. 15.
The Blue & Gray will take a trip to the Tri-State area on Feb. 20 and 22 facing Seton Hall at 7 p.m., on Friday and St. John's at 2 p.m., on Sunday.
The Hoyas' final home game of the season is scheduled for Feb. 27 against Creighton at 7 p.m. Georgetown will then close out the regular season at Providence on Mar. 1 at 1 p.m.
For the second consecutive year, FOX Sports 1 and 2 will provide coverage of the BIG EAST Tournament at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Both semifinals on March 9 will air to a national audience, with game one set for 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, followed by the second game on FOX Sports 2 at 9 p.m. The championship game will air at 8 p.m. on March 10 on FOX Sports 1. The BIG EAST Digital Network will live stream both first round games on March 7 and all four quarterfinal contests on March 8.
The Conference is in the second year of its multi-year contract with FOX Sports, which has exclusive broadcasting rights to all BIG EAST competitions. In its first season as a 10-team league in 2013-14, the BIG EAST saw seven teams earn postseason bids, including DePaul which extended the conference's streak of NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearances to 25 consecutive years.
The recently launched BIG EAST Digital Network, a branded channel within FOX Sports GO, will provide additional coverage of BIG EAST women's basketball. Along with BIG EAST Tournament First Round and Quarterfinal broadcasts, BEDN is slated to stream 30 regular-season women's basketball games during both non-conference and league play. The schedule of BIG EAST Digital Network games will be announced at a future date.
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