Big East Tournament 2016: Schedule, Game Times & TV Info

Big East Tournament 2016, Big East Tournament schedule

Villanova is at the top of the Big East heap heading into the postseason, but can the ‘Cats notch a championship as well? (Getty)

The 2016 Big East Tournament is set to tip off from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday evening and it might just be time that we all admit this conference is, finally, back.

Top-seed Villanova comes into the postseason after wrapping yet another regular season title and the Wildcats are not only shooting well, they’re playing well. Then, of course, there’s Xavier. The Musketeers took down ‘Nova at home earlier this month, but followed up that upset with a disappointing showing against Seton Hall.

And, speaking of Seton Hall. The Pirates are the darkhorse in this tournament, the preseason No. 7. But the Hall is on a roll, led by Isaiah Whitehead and his 17.9 points per game.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Tournament. Long live Big East hoops.

2016 Big East Tournament Bracket & Schedule

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The Big East Tournament gets underway on Wednesday night from Madison Square Garden. (Twitter)

All Times Listed are Eastern

Wednesday, March 9

Game 1: No. 9 DePaul vs. No. 8 Georgetown, 7 p.m. on FS1
Game 2: No. 10 St. John’s vs. No. 7 Marquette, 9:30 p.m. on FS1

Thursday, March 10

Game 3: DePaul/Georgetown vs. No. 1 Villanova, 12 p.m. on FS1
Game 4: No. 5 Butler vs. No. 4 Providence, 2:30 p.m. on FS1
Game 5: St. John’s/Marquette vs. Xavier, 7 p.m. on FS1
Game 6: No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 3 Seton Hall, 9:30 p.m. on FS1

Friday, March 11

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 6:30 p.m. on FS1
Game 8: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 9 p.m. on FS1

Saturday, March 12

Game 9: Big East Championship, 5:30 p.m. on FOX