Mar 10, 2012; New York, NY, USA; General view of Madison Square Garden before the championship game of the Big East Tournament between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Louisville Cardinals. Louisville won 50-44. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Big East Tournament Bracket: Seedings Set, Schedule Finalized

The Big East football-playing schools — minus Connecticut — and possibly Notre Dame will complete their conference farewell tours at the world’s most famous arena this week. Now the stage is set for one final heavyweight bash.

The seedings and pairings are in place for the 2013 Men’s Basketball Big East Tournament , which tips off Tuesday and concludes Saturday in prime time at Madison Square Garden. Connecticut (10-8), which finished tied with Villanova for seventh in the conference, is ineligible for the postseason due to low Academic Progress Rate test scores.

All 14 eligible participants are seeded as follows:

1. Georgetown 14-4
2. Louisville 14-4
3. Marquette 14-4
4. Pittsburgh 12-6
5. Syracuse 11-7
6. Notre Dame 11-7
7. Villanova 10-8
8. Providence 9-9
9. Cincinnati 9-9
10. St. John’s 8-10
11. Rutgers 5-13
12. Seton Hall 3-15
13. South Florida 3-15
14. DePaul 2-16

Big East Tournament schedule


Tuesday, March 12 – First Round

Game 1: No. 12 Seton Hall vs. No. 13 South Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Game 2: No. 11 Rutgers vs. No. 14 DePaul, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Wednesday, March 13 – Second Round
Game 3: No. 8 Providence vs. No. 9 Cincinnati, noon (ESPN)
Game 4: No. 5 Syracuse vs. Game 1 winner, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 5: No. 7 Villanova vs. No. 10 St. John’s, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 6: No. 6 Notre Dame vs. Game 2 winner, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, March 14 – Quarterfinals
Game 7: No. 1 Georgetown vs. Game 3 winner, noon (ESPN)
Game 8: No. 4 Pittsburgh vs. Game 4 winner, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 9: No. 2 Louisville vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 10: No. 3 Marquette vs. Game 6 winner, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, March 15 – Semifinals
Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Saturday, March 16 – Championship
Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

 

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