2012 Big East Tournament Bracket Update

I find myself following Louisville's potential start time as I do its potential opponents. There are few things as cool as watching the Big East Tournament during the day, knowing the Cards are still in it and will be playing later that night.

2012 Big East Basketball Tournament bracket (as of February 21)

First Round, March 6
#16 DePaul vs. #9 Connecticut, noon, ESPN2
#13 Pittsburgh vs. #12 Rutgers, 2 p.m., ESPN2
#10 Seton Hall vs. #15 Providence, 7 p.m., ESPN U
#11 St. John's vs. #14 Villanova, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Second Round, March 7
#8 West Virginia vs. #16/9 winner, noon, ESPN
#5 South Florida vs. #13/12 winner, 2 p.m., ESPN
#7 Louisville vs. #10/15 winner, 7 p.m., ESPN
#6 Cincinnati vs. #11/14 winner, 9 p.m., ESPN

Quarterfinals, March 8
#1 Syracuse vs. #8/9/16 winner, noon, ESPN
#4 Georgetown vs. #5/12/13 winner, 2 p.m., ESPN
#2 Notre Dame vs. #7/10/15 winner, 7 p.m., ESPN
#3 Marquette vs. #6/11/14 winner, 9 p.m., ESPN

Semifinals, March 9
#1/8/9/16 winner vs. #4/5/12/13 winner, 7 p.m., ESPN
#2/7/10/15 winner vs. #3/6/11/14 winner, 9 p.m., ESPN

Final, March 10
Semifinal winners, 9 p.m., ESPN

NOTES:

--Cincinnati and Louisville will break the tie for the six seed on Thursday, but for now the Bearcats still own the tie-breaker because of their win over Notre Dame.

--Notre Dame earns the two seed over Marquette by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker.

--Georgetown beat South Florida, and thus gets the fourth double-bye.

--West Virginia (7-7) is a half-game ahead of Connecticut and Seton Hall (7-8) for the eight seed. UConn and SHU split their two season meetings, but the Huskies get the nine seed by virtue of their win over Notre Dame.

--Rutgers (4-10) has a half-game lead over Pittsburgh and Villanova (4-11) for the 12 seed. Pitt is the 13 because it owns the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Wildcats.

--DePaul and Providence have matching 2-13 records and will play later this week, but for now the Friars get the 15 seed because of their win over Louisville.

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