Big East TV Schedule Announced for March 4th

The Big East announced the TV network schedule for the final Saturday of action on March 4th during the league’s media call on Thursday. When the season schedule was initially announced the network placement of these final 5 league contests were left up in the air between FOX and FS2. All 10 Big East teams are in action on the final day of the regular season and here is where you can watch your team play:

FOX

  • 12:00pm – Villanova at Georgetown
  • 2:30pm – Seton Hall at Butler

FS2

  • 12:00pm – Providence at St. John’s
  • 2:30pm – Creighton at Marquette

FSN

  • 2:00pm – Xavier at DePaul

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Big East Tournament Seed Watch 2/23/17

Eight of the ten teams in the Big East have three games left with only Villanova and Butler playing just two league games over the next 9 days. The bottomline is that the regular season comes to a conclusion on March 4th with all ten teams in action and the likelihood is that many of the Big East members will still be jockeying for final seeding position for the Big East Tournament that begins on March 8th at Madison Square Garden. I’ll be doing this “Seed Watch” post regularly over the final days of the regular season and there will be more detail about tiebreakers and scenarios as the season gets closer to a conclusion. For now, I’ll give you the Big East Tournament bracket as it would be today and what a win for certain teams this weekend means for the seeding outlook.

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Friars Win: Providence 68, (23) Creighton 66

1H 2H Final Score
Providence  29 39 68
(23) Creighton  36  30  66

Stat Leaders

Points Rebounds Assists
Providence  Holt: 18  Bullock: 12  Cartwright: 10
(23) Creighton  Foster: 18  Thomas: 9  Mintz: 4

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Game Notes & Preview: Providence (16-11, 6-8) at (23) Creighton (22-5, 9-5) 2/22/17

Where: CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE

When: 9:00pm EST

How: FSN (Steve Physioc & Nick Bahe)/Fox Sports GO (Where Available)/WEEI 103.7 FM and Friars.com (John Rooke and Joe Hassett)/FriarTV

Game Notes

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Opening Line: Providence +8 at (23) Creighton 2/22/17

Providence is 16-11 on the court this season and the Friars are 17-10 ATS. Creighton is 22-5 on the court and 17-8 ATS. Kenpom has this game as Creighton winning, 79-69, and he gives Providence an 18% chance of winning.

The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 9:00pm on Wednesday:

Opening Line

Providence +8

Opening O/U

148

Opening Moneyline

Prov +315/Creighton -375

Stay tuned for updates as the line moves.

NOTE: The line quickly moved to Providence +9 or +9.5 after opening at Providence +8.

Trends

  • Providence is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Providence is 7-4 ATS on the road this season
  • Over is 5-5-1 when Providence is on the road this season
  • Creighton is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Creighton  is 10-6 ATS on at home this season
  • Over is 9-6-1 when Creighton is at home this season

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Television Listings for Providence at (23) Creighton 2/22/17

This 9:00pm tip on Wednesday at the CenturyLink Center is Providence’s fifth and final game that will be on FSN this season. Every other game is on either FOX, FS1, FS2, ESPNU or CBS Sports Network and should be easy for Friar fans to track down on their TV dials.

These are the networks that will be airing the game. Check your local listings to confirm. You can click on any network name with a link for a channel finder based on your zip code and TV provider:

The game only appears available via the Fox Sports GO app if you have access to one of the above regional networks via your TV provider. You can also check in with FriarTV as he usually always has at least the Rooke/Hassett audio and most of the time has at least one option for the video feed.

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Providence to Host 2017 Greg Elliott for Official Visit

Corey Evans of Rivals.com tweeted on Monday evening that Providence is expected to host 2017 East English Village (Detroit) guard Greg Elliott this upcoming weekend for an official visit. This news comes a week after an interview with Elliott at Landof10.com in which Elliott indicated Providence would be getting one of his three remaining official visits. Evans also reported that Elliott will visit Marquette the following weekend, which is the final weekend of the Big East regular season with all ten schools in action on that Saturday.

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