NEW YORK – The Big East Conference released the 2018 women’s basketball tournament bracket earlier this afternoon. Villanova will be the three seed in the tournament and will take on No. 6 Georgetown in the quarterfinal round on Sunday, March 4. Tip-off is set for 9:30 p.m. eastern time.
With a win over the Hoyas, the Wildcats will advance to the semifinal round on Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., eastern time. Villanova would play the winner of the DePaul/Seton Hall-Xavier game. Seton Hall and Xavier are set to play in the first round on Saturday, March 3, with the winner advancing to face DePaul in the quarterfinals.
Villanova enters the Big East Tournament with a 22-7 overall record and a 12-6 Big East Conference mark. The Wildcats have won seven of the last nine games and went 5-2 in the month of February. This is the sixth consecutive 20-win season for Villanova and it is the fifth straight year that the Wildcats have registered double digit Big East Conference wins.
2018 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Tournament Presented By Jeep
All games played at Wintrust Arena - Chicago, Ill; All times local – Central
First Round – March 3
Game 1: #9 Providence vs. #8 Butler, 4 p.m. (BEDN)
Game 2: #10 Xavier vs. #7 Seton Hall, 6:30 p.m. (BEDN)
Quarterfinals – March 4
Game 3: #1 Marquette vs Game 1 winner, Noon (FS2)
Game 4: #5 St. John’s vs. #4 Creighton, 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
Game 5: #2 DePaul vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m. (FS2)
Game 6: #6 Georgetown vs. #3 Villanova, 8:30 p.m. (FS2)
Semifinals – March 5
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 3 p.m. (FS1)
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 5:30 p.m. (FS1)
Final – March 6
Game 9: Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. (FS1)
BEDN – Big East Digital Network; FS1 – Fox Sports One; FS2 – Fox Sports Two