MILWAUKEE – The BIG EAST weekend schedule shows three games on Saturday and two on Sunday.
Marquette, coming off its 74-72 win over No. 1/2 Villanova on Tuesday, hosts Providence at 2 p.m. ET on FSN. Marquette is 5-3 in league play, its best start through eight games since the 2011-12 team began 6-2. Providence wants to end a two-game slide after a 91-86 home loss to St. John’s.
Creighton also wants to end a two-game losing streak when it hosts DePaul on FS1 at 2:30 p.m. The No. 16/16 Bluejays, who are coming off a 71-51 loss at Georgetown, have taken nine of the last 10 meetings against the Blue Demons. DePaul is 1-6 in BIG EAST play, but its two losses to ranked league opponents (Villanova and Butler) have come by a total of four points.
Butler, ranked 11th in both national polls, hosts Georgetown at 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. The Bulldogs are 6-2 in conference play, their best start since joining the BIG EAST in 2013-14. In the first meeting between the teams on Jan. 7, Butler prevailed 85-76 in overtime. Georgetown’s Rodney Pryor led all scorers with 23 points.
In the last non-conference game this season for a BIG EAST team, Villanova will host No. 12/13 Virginia in a sold-out Wells Fargo Center Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX. Xavier will meet St. John’s at Madison Square Garden at 6 p.m. on FS1.