I know Pitt would be out for blood if we played them again, but I'd still just as soon stay away from Georgetown for as long as possible. A second round matchup with Marquette also wouldn't be ideal, but since they end the season with 'Nova, ND, and Pitt, it's likely that they're going to be in that 5-8 range.
There's still mo' basketball to be played, but here's how the Garden Party would look if it started today:
|Wed., Mar. 7||Thurs., Mar 8||Fri., Mar 9||Sat.,Mar 10|
|Semifinals, 7pm||Finals, 8pm|
4) Notre Dame
7) West Virginia
11) St. John's
|Out: Seton Hall, South Florida, Rutgers, Cincinnati|
--Notre Dame, Syracuse, Marquette and West Virginia are all tied with conference records of 8-5, so seeds 4-7 are the result of the "mini-conference" tiebreaker.
--Pitt and Georgetown are tied atop the league with identical 10-2 league records, but the Panthers own the tiebreaker because of their 74-69 win over the Hoyas on Jan. 13. The two will meet again on Feb. 24 in Washington.
--Depaul (7-6) is a half-game up on Villanova (6-6) and Providence (6-6). The Wldcats own the tiebreaker over the Friars because of their 82-73 win on Jan. 23.
--St. John's is the only team in the Big East to have played 14 conference games. They currently sit at 6-8, meaning theyr are technically a full game behind Villanova (6-6) and Providence (6-6), and a full game ahead of Connecticut (5-7). The Johnnies end the season with home games against Duke and Providence, and an away game at Louisville.
--There are two conference games on the schedule for tonight: Villanova will travel to Marquette in an enormous game for both teams, while Pitt goes to Seton Hall to take on a Pirate team that has beaten them three out of the last five times they've met.