DePaul Announces Big East Hoops Slate

DePaul announced the 2010-11 Big East men's basketball conference schedule for coach Oliver Purnell's first season on Friday. The Blue Demons will be opening conference play on the road this year.

DePaul opens with a December 28th road trip to Cincinnati and then travel to Georgetown to take on the Hoyas on New Year's Day.

The Blue Demons will open their home schedule at Allstate Arena on January 4th against West Virginia kicking off a three game homestand where they also face Seton Hall (Ja. 12) and Connecticut (Jan.15).

Five of DePaul's conference games will be televised nationally.

The Blue Demons go on the road to Marquette for an ESPNU-televised game on Jan. 18th and close out the month of January with a game at USF on the 27th also on ESPNU.

Notre Dame comes to Rosemont on Feb. 3rd for a game on ESPN or ESPN2. Cincinnati - one of three BIG EAST home-and-away opponents – faces DePaul at Allstate Arena on Feb. 8th on ESPN2.

The Blue Demons travel to Providence on Feb17th for a matchup with the Friars on ESPN or ESPN2.

The remaining conference games will be produced by ESPN Regional Television for the BIG EAST Network or carried online on ESPN3.com. More television information and game times will be announced as it becomes available.

See below for the complete DePaul schedule…

Date Day Opponent Time

Nov. 7 Sun. Lewis (exhibition - McGrath Arena).............................................................tba
Nov. 14 Sun. Chicago State (McGrath Arena)..............................................................5 p.m.
Nov. 16 Tue. Western Carolina...............................................................................7:30 p.m.

76 Classic (Anaheim, Calif.)
Nov. 25 Thu. vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN2)...............................................................3:30 p.m.
Nov. 26 Fri. vs. Virginia Tech or Cal State Northridge (ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU).... 1:30/4 p.m.
Nov. 28 Sun. vs. Stanford, Tulsa, Murry State or UNLV (ESPN2/ESPNU)...........................tba

Dec. 2 Thu. Northern Illinois.................................................................................7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 Sun. Central Michigan.....................................................................................5 p.m.
Dec. 8 Wed. at Indiana State.......................................................................................7 p.m.
Dec. 11 Sat. Ball State (McGrath Arena)................................................................7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14 Tue. UW-Milwaukee..................................................................................7:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 Sat. Loyola-Chicago........................................................................................1 p.m.
Dec. 22 Wed. Florida Atlantic...................................................................................7:30 p.m.
Dec. 28 Tue. at Cincinnati*...............................................................................................tba
Jan. 1 Sat. at Georgetown*...........................................................................................tba
Jan. 4 Tue. West Virginia*..............................................................................................tba
Jan. 12 Wed. Seton Hall*...................................................................................................tba
Jan. 15 Sat. Connecticut*................................................................................................tba
Jan. 18 Tue. at Marquette* (ESPNU)...........................................................................8 p.m.
Jan. 22 Sat. Pittsburgh*...................................................................................................tba
Jan. 27 Thu. at USF* (ESPNU)......................................................................................8 p.m.
Feb. 3 Thu. Notre Dame* (ESPN/ESPN2)...................................................................8 p.m.
Feb. 5 Sat. at Louisville*................................................................................................tba
Feb. 8 Tue. Cincinnati* (ESPN2)................................................................................6 p.m.
Feb. 12 Sat. at West Virginia*..........................................................................................tba
Feb. 17 Thu. at Providence* (ESPN/ESPN2)................................................................8 p.m.
Feb. 19 Sat. Villanova*....................................................................................................tba
Feb. 23 Wed. at St. John's*................................................................................................tba
Feb. 26 Sat. USF*.............................................................................................................tba
Mar. 2 Wed. Rutgers*.......................................................................................................tba
Mar. 5 Sat. at Syracuse*.................................................................................................tba

BIG EAST Championship (New York, N.Y.)
Mar. 8 Tues. First Round...................................................................................................tba
Mar. 9 Wed. Second Round..............................................................................................tba
Mar. 10 Thu. Quarterfinals................................................................................................tba
Mar. 11 Fri. Semifinals.....................................................................................................tba
Mar. 12 Sat. Championship.........................................................................................8 p.m.

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