June 18, 2010
MILWAUKEE - The BIG EAST Conference announced the home and away league schedule of opponents for the 2010-11 women's basketball season Friday. Highlighting Marquette's conference home schedule are contests against five NCAA Tournament participants in DePaul, West Virginia, Notre Dame, St. John's and Rutgers.
Along with those five teams, the Golden Eagles will welcome Louisville, Villanova and Syracuse to the Al McGuire Center in 2010-11.
For the sixth consecutive year, the format of league play is a 16-game schedule. Each team will play 16 conference games- seven opponents home only, seven opponents away only and one opponent both home and away. Each member will have a total of eight home games and eight away games. As it did last season, Marquette will face DePaul on both of its respective home courts.
The Golden Eagles will face eight teams on the road including NCAA Champion Connecticut, as well as Georgetown, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Providence, Seton Hall and USF.
The BIG EAST landed seven teams in the 2010 NCAA Championship, highlighted by Connecticut winning its seventh national title, and five in the WNIT. The complete 2010-11 women's basketball schedule will be released at a later date.