PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Seton Hall women's basketball team has drawn St. John’s and USF as its repeat opponents for the 2012-13 season. The BIG EAST Conference also determined the home/away league schedule for the upcoming campaign.
The format for regular-season league play is a 16-game schedule. Each team plays 16 conference games – hosting six opponents at home and playing at six opponents, while having two repeat opponents where both a home and away game will be played. Each member has a total of eight home and eight away games. The rationale in determining the repeat opponents is to provide additional quality television inventory, for competitive issues/RPI implications as well as geographic rivalries/minimizing travel costs.
The Pirates will host Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, and Villanova. SHU’s road foes will include Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, and Syracuse.
“We are coming off a great season that showcased the continued growth and depth of our conference,” said Danielle Donehew, BIG EAST Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball. “The continued use of the 16-game schedule model allows us to display the impressive play throughout the conference. The second repeat opponent will help balance the competitive fairness within the league, while creating exciting matchups for television.”
Dates and times will be announced at a later date.