As we await the full Big East schedule, news has started to trickle out. For the second straight season, conference play with open with a five-game New Year's Eve marathon on Fox Sports 1. Here are the match-ups and tip off times (All times Eastern):
St. John's Red Storm @ Seton Hall Pirates, 12 p.m.
Butler Bulldogs @ Villanova Wildcats, 2:30 p.m.
Marquette Golden Eagles @ DePaul Blue Demons, 5 p.m.
Creighton Bluejays @ Providence Friars, 7:30 p.m.
Georgetown Hoyas @ Xavier Musketeers, 10 p.m.
All games on Fox Sports 1
The two most intriguing match-ups going into this marathon have to be Butler/Villanova and Creighton/Providence. Butler/Villanova is the only match-up that is the same as it was for last year's marathon, except it is at The Pavilion this time around instead of historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. Creighton/Providence is a rematch of the Big East Championship from last season.