Your Georgetown Hoyas now have a roster and a full schedule, as the BIG EAST released the entire conference schedule today. Rather than watch Jon Rothstein’s X feed slowly trickle the matchups out, the conference announced the schedule and Hoyas fans have to start marking their calendars.
Some key highlights of Georgetown’s conference season are:
- Opening conference game is at Butler on December 19th (Tuesday)
- Second conference game is at Marquette on December 22nd (Friday)
- Home conference opener is hosting Creighton on January 2 (Tuesday)
- Only two home games against DePaul (1/6 SAT) and Seton Hall (1/9 TUES) likely during winter break
- Visiting UConn on January 14 (Sunday)
- Visiting Providence on January 27th (Saturday)
- February home games against Marquette (2/3 SAT), UConn (2/10 SAT), Villanova (2/16 FRI), and St. John’s (2/21 WED)
- Hosting Xavier on March 2 (Saturday) and Providence on March 5 (Tuesday)
- Conference finale at Madison Square Garden against St. John’s on March 9th (Saturday)—Butler is the only school not playing that day.
This means that Georgetown will play three consecutive road games --- at Notre Dame (12/16), at Butler (12/19), and at Marquette (12/22) --- before Christmas. https://t.co/ezy151nBUP— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 14, 2023
SCHEDULE NEWS: Georgetown Releases Nonconference Schedule https://t.co/7ZPKesFK77— Casual Hoya (@CasualHoya) July 13, 2023
From the nonconference schedule, a few key dates and matchups stand out, including:
- the season opener against Le Moyne on November 7th (Tuesday),
- the Gavitt Game at Rutgers on November 15th (Wednesday),
- the Big 12 Battle game hosting TCU on December 2 (Saturday),
- the Syracuse game at home on December 9th (Saturday), and
- the road trip to South Bend for Notre Dame on December 16th (Saturday).
GUHoyas press release:
Georgetown Announces 2023-24 Men’s Basketball BIG EAST Conference Schedule Presented by MedStar Health
WASHINGTON – Georgetown University’s men’s basketball team, in conjunction with the BIG EAST Conference, announced its conference portion of the 2023-24 schedule, presented by MedStar Health. The Blue & Gray adds the standard 20 league contests to its 11-game nonconference slate for a total of 31 regular season games.
2023-24 MEN’S BASKETBALL BIG EAST CONFERENCE SCHEDULE PRESENTED BY MEDSTAR HEALTH
- The Hoyas open the 2023-24 BIG EAST season with a two-game Midwest road swing. Following its final nonconference game at Notre Dame on Saturday, Dec. 16, Georgetown will head to Indianapolis to face the Butler Bulldogs at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday, December 19 to open the conference slate. GU remains on the road with a trip to Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum to face the Marquette Golden Eagles on Friday, December 22.
- The Blue & Gray will then play host for a three-game stretch at Capital One Arena, first welcoming Creighton on Tuesday, January 2, followed by Depaul (Saturday, January 6) and Seton Hall (Tuesday, January 9).
- Another two-game road trip will see the Hoyas head north to face the defending national champions UConn Huskies on Sunday, January 14 before heading to Cincinnati to play the Xavier Musketeers on Friday, January 19.
- The District’s team will return home to welcome Butler to Capital One Arena on Tuesday, January 23 before heading back out on the road for the much-anticipated matchup between the Hoyas and Head Coach Ed Cooley’s former squad, the Providence Friars, on Saturday, January 27 at Amica Mutual Pavilion.
- The next three games will see the Hoyas sandwich a road trip to Seton Hall at Prudential Center (Wednesday, February 7) between home contests against Marquette on Saturday, February 3 and UConn on Saturday, February 10.
- A midweek trip to Omaha’s CHI Health Center to face Creighton on Tuesday, February 13 precedes back-to-back home games, first against the Villanova Wildcats in a rare Friday night event on February 16 before returning midweek on Wednesday, February 21 to host the St. John’s Red Storm.
- Georgetown hits the road again to visit DePaul at Wintrust Arena on Saturday, February 24 before heading to VU’s Finneran Pavilion on Tuesday, February 27.
- The Blue & Gray hosts its final pair of home games on Saturday, March 2 against Xavier and Tuesday, March 5 against Providence.
- The regular season finale will take place at the World’s Most Famous Arena, with a showdown between the Hoyas and the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, March 9.
NEW: The Big East has officially announced its 2023-24 conference schedule. https://t.co/VIKathPb9G— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) September 15, 2023
BIG EAST press release:
BIG EAST ANNOUNCES 2023-24 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
The 42nd BIG EAST Tournament at MSG Continues on FOX and FS1
NEW YORK – (September 15, 2023) The 2023-24 BIG EAST Conference men’s basketball schedule has been announced, a 110-game double round-robin slate for a fourth straight year. Dates and matchups are released today. Game times, arena designations, and television information will be announced at a later date.
BIG EAST games will continue to be televised by FOX Sports, the league’s television partner for the past 10 years. CBS Sports will present a select number of games across CBS, Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network. All conference contests, and non-conference home games, will be televised on a linear network, principally by FOX.
The BIG EAST Tournament at Madison Square Garden will be played March 13-16. FOX and FS1 will continue to televise the event. The BIG EAST Tournament has been held at MSG since 1983. It is college basketball’s longest running conference postseason tournament held at the same venue.
The conference schedule begins Tuesday, December 19, when Georgetown plays at Butler and Marquette, last year’s regular-season and tournament champion, travels to Providence. The remaining seven league teams will begin on December 20, 22 or 23. That weekend includes a Friday night contest, the first of six Friday games on the schedule.
Villanova will play at Marquette on Jan. 15 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The only day when five league contests will be played is Saturday, March 9, the last day of the regular season. FOX or FS1 will televise all five games.
The BIG EAST is coming off its most successful postseason since the league’s change in alignment in 2013-14. Connecticut won its fifth national championship and league teams compiled a 12-4 record in the NCAA Tournament. Creighton reached the Elite Eight. Xavier advanced to the Sweet 16. Marquette made it to the second round and Providence played in the first round. The BIG EAST has averaged 5.2 NCAA bids over the last 10 seasons. Seton Hall and Villanova participated in the NIT.
BIG EAST basketball in the 2023-24 season will also be covered on the BIG EAST Digital Network Presented by Invesco QQQ. Shootaround, the BIG EAST’s live men’s basketball online show that captures interviews and highlights of league action, will begin its seventh year. The award-winning program will air on the league’s social media platforms ahead of the biggest games. Fans can follow @BIGEASTMBB on Twitter/X, @BIGEAST on Instagram, and BIGEASTConference on Facebook and YouTube.
Each of the BIG EAST’s 11 schools will announce their full individual schedules separately.