BIG EAST Announces 2021-22 Women's Basketball Schedule
BIG EAST Announces 2021-22 Women's Basketball Schedule
FOX Sports to nationally televise 15 regular-season games, including two on FOX; BIG EAST Digital Network and FloSports to stream more than 130 contests.
NEW YORK – The BIG EAST Conference announced its 2021-22 women’s basketball schedule and extensive television lineup on Friday. FOX Sports will air a total of 22 games, including the quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games of the 2022 BIG EAST Tournament presented by JEEP at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Of those 22 games, two will air on FOX, marking the second straight year BIG EAST women’s basketball will be featured on the broadcast network. Additionally, CBS Sports Network will air four conference matchups, while SNY will cover 18 regular-season games, including 17 during conference play. For the seventh straight year, the BIG EAST Digital Network presented by SoFi will stream every conference game not designated for television. FloSports, the home of BEDN, will also house all school-produced games as more than 130 total women’s basketball contests will stream on the FloHoops platform. Additional content on BEDN on FloSports includes “Fast Break,” the Conference’s weekly women's basketball feature show.
Six teams tip off the season on Nov. 9, while all 11 will play their first non-conference contest by Nov. 15. The opening weekend of BIG EAST play will be Dec. 3 and 5. The conference will play a 110-game regular-season schedule with all 11 teams playing 20 league contests in a double round-robin format.
For the ninth consecutive year, FS1 and FS2 will provide coverage of the BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament, with this season’s event returning to Mohegan Sun Arena for a second consecutive year. Quarterfinal coverage on March 5 begins on FS1 at noon ET, before FS2 takes over for the 2:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. tilts. FS1 picks up the remainder of the tournament, with the semifinals on March 6 slated for 3 and 5:30 p.m., and the championship game set to tip-off at 8 p.m. on March 7. The BIG EAST Digital Network will live stream all three first-round games on March 4, with tip times not yet determined.
The Conference is in the ninth year of its multi-year contract with FOX Sports, which has exclusive television rights to all BIG EAST competitions. Three non-conference games are included in this year’s FOX Sports lineup, including arguably the greatest rivalry in women’s basketball history. UConn will host Tennessee on Feb. 6 on FOX; tipoff will be either noon or 1 p.m. The Huskies will face another longtime foe on FS1 in December, as Notre Dame comes to town on Dec. 5 at noon. Additionally, DePaul’s home contest against the Fighting Irish on Dec. 22 will also air on FS1, tipping off at 8:30 p.m.
In addition to the Tennessee-UConn game, FOX will air the Huskies’ tilt at Marquette on Feb. 13 at 2:30 p.m. UConn and the Golden Eagles finished 1-2 in the BIG EAST standings last year and met in the BIG EAST Tournament title game, with both teams earning NCAA Tournament berths.
Conference action on FS1 tips off on Dec. 5 when Seton Hall visits St. John’s at 2 p.m. Coverage continues on Dec. 19 with the Pirates hosting Marquette at noon. The first nationally televised contest of the New Year pits Providence at Butler on Jan. 2 at noon on FS1, before Villanova makes its debut on Jan. 14 at DePaul (6:30 p.m.) on FS2. The first of four games on CBS Sports Network this season tips off on Jan. 16 when the Wildcats visit the Golden Eagles, while DePaul at Xavier follows on Jan. 23, with both slated for 2 p.m. start times. The Blue Demons return home on Jan. 28 to host St. John’s on FS1 (7 p.m.), before closing out the month at Seton Hall on Jan. 30 for a 4:30 p.m. FS1 tilt.
Along with the two FOX tilts, five additional games will air on the FOX Sports networks in February, including Creighton at Marquette on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. on FS1, the Golden Eagles at Villanova on FS1 on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., and Xavier at Providence on Feb. 13 at noon on FS1. The homestretch of the regular season sees Marquette at Georgetown on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. on FS2, before Creighton and DePaul close things out on Feb. 27 in Omaha on FS1 at noon. CBS Sports Network coverage will also include the final regular-season push as UConn at Georgetown on Feb. 20 and UConn at Providence on Feb. 27 are set to air, with tip times announced at a later date.
SNY’s lineup includes UConn’s season opener against Arkansas on Nov. 14 and 17 BIG EAST games for the Huskies. Included in that lineup is UConn’s league opener against Seton Hall on Dec. 3, a rematch of the 2021 BIG EAST title game with Marquette on Dec. 29, and both DePaul showdowns (Dec. 31, Feb. 11).
FOX Sports is also the home for out-of-market games on SNY. Out-of-market fans are able to stream the SNY games at no additional cost to authenticated subscribers. Users will need to sign in with their TV provider credentials at https://www.foxsports.com/ or in the FOX Sports app.
The BIG EAST Conference previously announced an agreement with leading sports streaming service FloSports to be the home of the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) presented by SoFi for the 2021-22 academic year. FloSports served as the digital home of BIG EAST women’s basketball in 2020-21, and expanded its BEDN lineup to include more than 500 Olympic sports events, as well as BIG EAST original content such as “Shootaround” and “Fast Break,” the Conference’s weekly men’s and women's basketball feature shows. FloSports offers both monthly and annual subscriptions, and as part of the expanded agreement, BIG EAST member institution student and faculty discounts will be made available.
|11/14/2021||Sun.||1 p.m.||Arkansas||UConn||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center||SNY|
|12/3/2021||Fri.||7 p.m.||UConn||Seton Hall||South Orange, N.J.||Walsh Gym||SNY|
|12/5/2021||Sun.||12 p.m.||Notre Dame||UConn||Storrs, Conn.||Gampel Pavilion||FS1|
|12/5/2021||Sun.||2 p.m.||Seton Hall||St. John's||Queens, N.Y.||Carnesecca Arena||FS1|
|12/19/2021||Sun.||12 p.m.||Marquette||Seton Hall||South Orange, N.J.||Walsh Gym||FS1|
|12/22/2021||Wed.||8:30 p.m.||Notre Dame||DePaul||Chicago, Ill.||Wintrust Arena||FS1|
|12/29/2021||Wed.||7 p.m.||Marquette||UConn||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center||SNY|
|12/31/2021||Fri.||2 p.m.||UConn||DePaul||Chicago, Ill.||Wintrust Arena||SNY|
|1/2/2022||Sun.||12 p.m.||Providence||Butler||Indianapolis, Ind.||Hinkle Fieldhouse||FS1|
|1/5/2022||Wed.||7 p.m.||UConn||Georgetown||Washington, D.C.||McDonough Arena||SNY|
|1/7/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||UConn||Villanova||Villanova, Pa.||Finneran Pavilion||SNY|
|1/9/2022||Sun.||1 p.m.||Creighton||UConn||Storrs, Conn.||Gampel Pavilion||SNY|
|1/12/2022||Wed.||7 p.m.||UConn||Butler||Indianapolis, Ind.||Hinkle Fieldhouse||SNY|
|1/14/2022||Fri.||6:30 p.m.||Villanova||DePaul||Chicago, Ill.||Wintrust Arena||FS2|
|1/15/2022||Sat.||12 p.m.||Xavier||UConn||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center||SNY|
|1/16/2022||Sun.||2 p.m.||Villanova||Marquette||Milwaukee, Wis.||Al McGuire Center||CBSSN|
|1/21/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||Seton Hall||UConn||Storrs, Conn.||Gampel Pavilion||SNY|
|1/23/2022||Sun.||2 p.m.||DePaul||Xavier||Cincinnati, Ohio||Cintas Center||CBSSN|
|1/23/2022||Sun.||TBD||UConn||St. John's||Queens, N.Y.||Carnesecca Arena||SNY|
|1/28/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||St. John's||DePaul||Chicago, Ill.||Wintrust Arena||FS1|
|1/30/2022||Sun.||4:30 p.m.||DePaul||Seton Hall||South Orange, N.J.||Walsh Gym||FS1|
|2/2/2022||Wed.||7:30 p.m.||UConn||Creighton||Omaha, Neb.||D.J. Sokol||SNY|
|2/4/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||Butler||UConn||Storrs, Conn.||Gampel Pavilion||SNY|
|2/6/2022||Sun.||12 or 1 p.m.||Tennessee||UConn||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center||FOX|
|2/6/2022||Sun.||2 p.m.||Creighton||Marquette||Milwaukee, Wis.||Al McGuire Center||FS1|
|2/9/2022||Wed.||7 p.m.||Villanova||UConn||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center||SNY|
|2/11/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||Marquette||Villanova||Villanova, Pa.||Finneran Pavilion||FS1|
|2/11/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||DePaul||UConn||Storrs, Conn.||Gampel Pavilion||SNY|
|2/13/2022||Sun.||2:30 p.m.||UConn||Marquette||Milwaukee, Wis.||Al McGuire Center||FOX|
|2/13/2022||Sun.||12 p.m.||Xavier||Providence||Providence, R.I.||Alumni Hall||FS1|
|2/18/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||Marquette||Georgetown||Washington, D.C.||McDonough Arena||FS2|
|2/18/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||UConn||Xavier||Cincinnati, Ohio||Cintas Center||SNY|
|2/20/2022||Sun.||TBD||Georgetown||UConn||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center||CBSSN|
|2/25/2022||Fri.||7 p.m.||St. John's||UConn||Hartford, Conn.||XL Center||SNY|
|2/27/2022||Sun.||TBD||Providence||UConn||Storrs, Conn.||Gampel Pavilion||CBSSN|
|2/27/2022||Sun.||12 p.m.||DePaul||Creighton||Omaha, Neb.||D.J. Sokol||FS1|
|3/5/2022||Sat.||12 p.m.||BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinals||Uncasville, Conn.||Mohegan Sun Arena||FS1|
|3/5/2022||Sat.||2:30 p.m.||BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinals||Uncasville, Conn.||Mohegan Sun Arena||FS2|
|3/5/2022||Sat.||7 p.m.||BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinals||Uncasville, Conn.||Mohegan Sun Arena||FS2|
|3/5/2022||Sat.||9:30 p.m.||BIG EAST Tournament Quarterfinals||Uncasville, Conn.||Mohegan Sun Arena||FS2|
|3/6/2022||Sun.||3 p.m.||BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals||Uncasville, Conn.||Mohegan Sun Arena||FS1|
|3/6/2022||Sun.||5:30 p.m.||BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals||Uncasville, Conn.||Mohegan Sun Arena||FS1|
|3/7/2022||Mon.||8 p.m.||BIG EAST Tournament Final||Uncasville, Conn.||Mohegan Sun Arena||FS1|
All non-conference home games and all BIG EAST contests not designated for television will stream on FloHoops and the BIG EAST Digital Network.
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