The BIG EAST has released the home and away conference match-ups for the upcoming 2011-12 men's basketball season on Thursday.
Among the conference home games, Stan Heath and the Bulls will host the defending National Champion Huskiest, along with Big East regular-season champion Pittsburgh and four other NCAA Tournament teams. In total the Bulls home schedule will include six 2011 tournament teams, while the road schedule includes seven teams that went dancing.
Along with Connecticut and Pittsburg, the other 2011 NCAA Tournament teams that the Bulls will face in Tampa are regular-season BIG EAST Champion and No. 1 seed Pittsburgh, No. 5 West Virginia, No. 6 Cincinnati, No. 6 St. John's and No. 9 Villanova. USF will also host Providence, Rutgers and Seton Hall.
The Bulls will have a tough road schedule with matchups against No. 1 Pittsburgh, No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Syracuse, No. 4 Louisville, No. 6 Georgetown, No. 9 Villanova and No. 11 Marquette, who made it to the Sweet 16. USF will also face DePaul and Providence on the road.
Coach Heath and the Bulls will have home and away match-ups against Pittsburgh, Providence and Villanova..
The full 2011-12 conference schedule with dates will be announced at a later date.
USF's 2011-12 Conference Match-ups.