DePaul men’s basketball learns full 2016-17 Big East schedule

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Junior Darrick Wood is a contender to start at small forward in 2016-17. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia)

Junior Darrick Wood is a contender to start at small forward in 2016-17. (Josh Leff / The DePaulia) 

The Big East conference announced its 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule on Tuesday, giving DePaul full knowledge of their season’s schedule.

They’ll start off the conference slate with a trip to reigning national champions Villanova on Dec. 28. DePaul then has their conference home opener on New Years Day at 1 p.m. at Allstate Arena.

The Blue Demons will make the trip to rival Marquette on Jan. 14 before hosting the Golden Eagles on Feb. 4.

Villanova comes to Chicago on Monday, Feb. 13 for an 8 p.m. start.

The Big East will be having a Martin Luther King Day marathon on Jan. 16 and DePaul will play at St. John’s that day at 3:30 p.m.

DePaul will close out their regular season on Mar. 4 as they host Xavier at Allstate Arena on Senior Day. After that, they head to New York to play in the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden.

The full schedule, conference and non-conference is listed below. DePaul opens their season on Nov. 4 with an exhibition game against Rockhurst.

*denotes Big East conference game

*denotes Big East conference game