PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team concluded the 2016-17 regular-season schedule with a 12-17 overall record (4-14 BIG EAST). The Friars finished in a three-way tie for seventh place in the BIG EAST Conference regular-season standings, but earned the No. 9 seed in the 2017 BIG EAST Tournament by virtue of tie-breaking procedures.
The ninth-seeded Friars will face No. 8 seed Seton Hall (11-18 overall, 4-14 BIG EAST) in the BIG EAST First Round on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The Friars and Pirates split the season series, with each team winning on its home court. On Jan. 20, Seton Hall defeated Providence, 55-43, at Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, N.J. The Friars followed with a 74-57 win over the Pirates on Feb. 19 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I.
The winner of the Providence vs. Seton Hall first-round match-up will advance to the BIG EAST Quarterfinals to face top-seeded DePaul at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, March 5.
Please click the following link for an official tournament bracket (PDF):
2017 BIG EAST WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, PRESENTED BY JEEP (all times are ET)
First Round - March 4 - BIG EAST Digital Network
No. 10 Butler vs. No. 7 Xavier seed, 5 p.m.
No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 Providence, 7:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals - March 5 - FS2
No. 2 Creighton vs. 10/7 winner, 1 p.m.
No. 3 Marquette vs. No. 6 Georgetown, 3:30 p.m.
No. 1 DePaul vs. 9/8 winner, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Villanova vs. No. 5 St. John's, 9:30 p.m.
Semifinals - March 6 - FS1
Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 4 p.m.
Game 5 winner, vs. Game 6 winner, 6:30 p.m.
Final - March 7 - FS1
Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.
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