Sep. 13. 2016

BIG EAST Home Schedule Features Four Saturdays

The BIG EAST Conference home schedule for the Marquette University men's basketball team includes four Saturday games and a matchup with defending national champion Villanova at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

The league schedule opens for the Golden Eagles on Dec. 28 when the team welcomes Georgetown to Milwaukee. Villanova, which defeated North Carolina at the buzzer in last season's title game, visits on Jan. 24. National Marquette Day is slated for Feb. 18 versus Xavier, St. John's visits on Feb. 21 for the annual Al's Night matchup and MU's trio of seniors will be honored prior to the March 4 outing against Creighton.

The BIG EAST Conference Championship is slated for March 8-11 at Madison Square Garden in New York. A majority of the team's national broadcasts will come on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, CBS Sports Network and FOX.

Season tickets are currently on sale starting at just $125 for all 18 home games. A limited number of lower level seats are also still available. Full-season ticket plans include the newly created "We Are Marquette" Club. Fans are automatically a member of this loyalty and rewards program by purchasing season tickets. Perks include:

  • 20% discount at the Marquette Spirit Shop
  • Rewards and discounts from select Marquette Athletics corporate partners
  • Exclusive private practice event at the BMO Harris Bradley Center
  • One complimentary ticket per season ticket purchased for any non-conference game (excluding Wisconsin)
  • All accounts will receive a season ticket holder gift
  • Opportunity to purchase single-game tickets to the Wisconsin game on Dec. 10

Mini-plans will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday, Sept. 15, and feature a four-game flex plan, with two games locked into the plan and the opportunity for fans to choose the final two outings from predetermined options. The annual rivalry game with Wisconsin (Dec. 10) and the National Marquette Day tilt against Xavier (Feb. 18) will be included in all mini-plans.

Fans will then select one game each from two categories: 1. The BIG EAST Conference opener vs. Georgetown (Dec. 28) or Senior Day vs. Creighton (March 4) -- 2. The matchup with defending national champion Villanova (Jan. 24) or a Saturday afternoon outing with Providence (Jan. 28).

Pricing for mini plans start at $69 and a limited number of lower level seats are available. Single-game tickets will go on sale for season ticket holders on Sept. 26 and to the general public on Friday, Oct. 7.

For more information or to purchase ticket plans please call 414-288-GOMU (4668), visit www.GoMarquette.com/tickets, email athletics@marquette.edu or tweet @MUTicketOffice.