Feb. 28, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's basketball team will begin play at the BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championship on Friday, March 2. Providence has earned the No. 13 seed and will face No. 12 seed Syracuse at Noon. All games of the tournament will be played at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn.
Providence finished the conference slate with a 5-11 record, while Syracuse finished in a three-way tie for 10th place with Villanova and Cincinnati at 6-10. Syracuse finished as the No. 12 seed by virtue of its losses to Villanova and Cincinnati.
The game between Providence and Syracuse will be televised live online by visiting the leagues Championship Central page at www.bigeast.org/wbb
The winner of the Providence vs. Syracuse first-round match-up will advance to face No. 5 seed West Virginia on Saturday, March 3 at Noon.
Ticket packages to all 15 games of the championship may still be purchased at the reduced price of $99.00 each, which is discounted by nearly one half of the face value. Single-session tickets go on sale on Feb. 28.
To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. In addition, tickets can be purchased online by logging on to the XL Center website at www.xlcenter.com.
Tickets can also be purchased at the XL Center ticket office beginning Feb. 28 at 12 p.m. Weekday box office hours are Noon-5 p.m. For weekend events, the ticket office will open four hours prior to the start of an event. All ticket purchases are subject to additional convenience fees.
For group sales (10 or more) information and discounts, please contact Lisa Feigenbaum of the XL Center at (860) 548-2000.
For more information please visit Championship Central at www.bigeast.org/wbb.
2012 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Championship Field Friday, March 2 - First Round (BE.tv) Game 1 Noon #12 Syracuse vs. #13 Providence Game 2 2 p.m. #9 USF vs. #16 Pittsburgh Game 3 6 p.m. #10 Villanova vs. #15 Seton Hall Game 4 8 p.m. #11 Cincinnati vs. #14 Marquette
Saturday, March 3 - Second Round (BETV and BE.tv) Game 5 Noon #5 West Virginia vs. Game 1 winner Game 6 2 p.m. #8 DePaul vs. Game 2 winner Game 7 6 p.m. #7 Louisville vs. Game 3 winner Game 8 8 p.m. #6 Rutgers vs. Game 4 winner
Sunday, March 4 - Quarterfinals (ESPNU/BETV) Game 9 Noon #4 Georgetown vs. Game 5 winner Game 10 2 p.m. #1 Notre Dame vs. Game 6 winner Game 11 6 p.m. #2 St. John's vs. Game 7 winner Game 12 8 p.m. #3 Connecticut vs. Game 8 winner
Monday, March 5 - Semifinals (ESPNU) Game 13 6 p.m. Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner Game 14 8 p.m. Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner
Tuesday, March 6 - Championship (ESPN) Game 15 7 p.m. Game 13 winner vs. Game 14 winner
BETV - BIG EAST Regional Sports Network; BE.tv - streamed online at www.BIGEAST.tv; All times are Eastern
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