Dec. 27, 2016
NEW YORK - Tickets for the 2017 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Tournament presented by Jeep will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Dec. 28, as conference play tips off for eight of 10 teams. The Conference postseason is set for March 4-7 at Marquette's Al McGuire Center, located in the heart of the Golden Eagles' Milwaukee campus. Reserved seating all-session ticket booklets start at just $50.
Starting at 11 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, fans can visit http://go.mu.edu/wbbbettickets or call 414-288-GOMU to purchase tickets. All-session booklets start at $25 for general admission and $50 for reserved seating. Booklets include admission to all nine games.
The BIG EAST Tournament First Round will feature two games on March 4, tipping off at 4 and 6:30 p.m., Central Standard Time. Quarterfinals will follow on March 5, starting at noon, and continuing at 2:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. A bid to the title game will be on the line in the Semifinals at 3 and 5:30 p.m. on March 6. The BIG EAST Championship game will be March 7 at 8 p.m. All nine games will be played at the Al McGuire Center.
All 10 teams will compete in the annual postseason tournament with the BIG EAST's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. DePaul won the first two BIG EAST titles following conference realignment in front of hometown crowds at Allstate Arena in suburban Rosemont, before St. John's claimed its first crown since 1988 this past March in Chicago. The Red Storm will look to defend their title against the host Golden Eagles, along with DePaul, Butler, Creighton, Georgetown, Providence, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.
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Dates and games times (local, CST):
Session 1 - Round 1: Sat., 3/4 - Tip Times: 4 & 6:30 p.m.
Session 2 - Quarterfinals: Sun., 3/5 - Tip Times: Noon & 2:30 p.m.
Session 3 - Quarterfinals: Sun., 3/5 - Tip Times: 6 & 8:30 p.m.
Session 4 - Semifinals: Mon., 3/6 - Tip Times: 3 & 5:30 p.m.
Session 5 - Championship: Tuesday, 3/7 - Tip Time: 8 p.m.