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Big East Basketball Showdown On Fox Sports

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College basketball conference play gets underway in a big way when FOX Sports showcases the new Big East with five consecutive games played throughout the day on New Year's Eve. This is the inaugural season for the conference which features traditional basketball powerhouses as its members. Marquette, Georgetown, Creighton, Villanova, St. John's, Providence, Xavier, Seton Hall, Butler and DePaul make up this dynamic new conference with Marquette's Golden Eagles receiving the nod in the conference's preseason poll to win the inaugural Big East Championship. The Golden Eagles are a veteran squad and return big men Chris Otule and Devante Gardner along with forward Jamil Wilson off of a team that went 26-9 last year and advanced to the Elite Eight, where they eventually lost to Syracuse. FOX Sports' college basketball marathon begins with St. John's taking on Xavier while Marquette takes on Creighton in final of the five contests. Creighton received a large number of votes in the preseason poll as well and this game pits two of the top contenders in the conference.

All times in GMT
17:00 (LIVE) December 31 & 08:30 January 1
College Basketball: Xavier Musketeers vs St John's Red Storm

19:30 (LIVE) December 31
College Basketball: Providence Friars vs Seton Hall Pirates

22:00 (LIVE) December 31 & 10:30 January 1
College Basketball: Georgetown Hoyas vs DePaul Blue Demons

00:30 (LIVE) January 1 & 12:30 January 1
College Basketball: Butler Bulldog vs Villanova Wildcats

03:00 (LIVE) January 1 & 14:30 January 1
College Basketball: Creighton Bluejays vs Marquette Hilltoppers

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