Raftery, Johnson Get On FS1's Big East Bus on Dec. 31

Duo will call pair of net's five conference basketball games on New Year's Eve

Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery will play doubles as Fox Sports 1 opens its Big East intraconference slate with a quintet of basketball games on New Year's Eve.

Fox Sports' lead hoops on-air team will call the first game on Dec. 31, St. John's visiting Xavier in Cincinnati at 12 p.m. (ET), before sending in No. 8 Villanova at Butler at 7:30 p.m. from historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Johnson and Raftery then will bus from Cincinnati to Indianapolis, accompanied by Nick C. (@vuwildcat07), the winner of FS1’s New Year’s Eve Road Trip Twitter contest, and a guest, both of whom will net VIP status and courtside seats.

At 2:30 p.m., the duo of Tiffany Greene and LaChina Robinson will chronicle Seton Hall at Providence, followed by Dick Stockton and Bob Wenzel on DePaul at Georgetown at 5 p.m. Justin Kutcher and Donny Marshall wrap up the opening day marathon with Marquette at Creighton tipping off at 10 p.m.

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