Out with a bang: Big East goes full-throttle on New Year’s Eve

So you say you’re all bowled out and ready to turn your attention to basketball.

Well, it’s a new era in college basketball, and we’ve got a powerhouse schedule for you Tuesday as the Big East Conference and FOX Sports 1 serve up a five-game New Year’s Eve marathon. Here’s the schedule:

The quintupleheader marks the official conference debut for new members Butler, Creighton and Xavier.

Pulling it all together for viewers will be FOX Sports’ Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery, who open the day with St. John’s-Xavier and will make the bus trek to Indiana for Villanova-Butler.

Pregame coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. ET with host Rob Stone, analysts Austin Croshere and Tarik Turner and college basketball insider Reid Forgrave, who’ll provide analysis at halftimes and between games.

Tiffany Greene and LaChina Robinson call Seton Hall at Providence, followed by Dick Stockton and Bob Wenzel on DePaul at Georgetown. Justin Kutcher and Donny Marshall wrap up the day with Marquette against Creighton.