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Big East Tournament Bracket Update

Just one week to go.

Wed., Mar. 7 Thurs., Mar 8 Fri., Mar 9 Sat.,Mar 10
Noon
8) Depaul
9) Villanova
Noon
1) Georgetown
Semifinals, 7pm Finals, 8pm
2 pm
5) Syracuse
12) St. John's
2 pm
4) Notre Dame
7 pm
7) West Virginia
10) Providence
7 pm
2) Pittsburgh
Semifinals, 9pm
9 pm
6) Marquette
11) Connecticut
9 pm
3) Louisville
Out: Seton Hall, South Florida, Rutgers, Cincinnati

Notes:

--Louisville is currently just a half game back of Pitt for the second seed. A Cardinal win over Seton Hall on Sunday coupled with a Pitt loss to either West Virginia or Marquette would result in U of L winning the tiebreaker with the Panthers by virtue of their 66-53 win two weeks ago. Rick Pitino has said that he would prefer the second seed to the third because it would mean that the team would play at 7 p.m. as opposed to 9 p.m.

A loss to Seton Hall along with a Notre Dame win over Rutgers would result in the Cards dropping to the fourth seed because of the Irish's 78-62 win in South Bend on Jan. 3.

Louisville can finish no worse than 4th in any possible season-ending scenario.

--Key games this week:

Georgetown at Syracuse (Monday)
West Virginia at Pitt (Tuesday)
Syracuse at Villanova (Saturday)
Pitt at Marquette (Saturday)

--Syracuse (9-5) is currently a half game up on Marquette (9-6) for the fifth seed, but the Orange have to play Georgetown and Villanova this week, while the Golden Eagles finish up at home against Pitt.

--Depaul (8-7) is currently a half game up on Villanova (7-7) and Providence (7-7) for the eighth seed. 'Nova is in control of the ninth seed for the moment by owning the tiebeaker with the Friars.

--Connecticut (6-8) is a half game up on St. John's (6-9), but finishes the season with games against Syracuse and Georgetown while the Johnnies wrap-up with a winnable home game against Providence.

--The only team currently on the outside looking in with a shot to make it to New York is Seton Hall. The Pirates would need to win both at Cincinnati and Louisville and have St. John's lose to capture the 12th seed.