Wednesday's slate of games in the Big East Conference provided a bit of a shake up in the Big East Tournament bracket seedings, as the West Virginia Mountaineers lost their sixth game in eight tries and have dropped all the way to a No. 10 seed in the 16-team, five-day event at Madison Square Garden, March 6-10.
With a victory Tuesday over the Georgetown Hoyas, the Seton Hall Pirates have put themselves in a position to earn a first-round bye, while the Syracuse Orange, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Marquette Golden Eagles and Hoyas all have double-byes.
The Orange are the only team to have locked up a double-bye and a share of the Big East crown, as they downed the South Florida Bulls, currently the No. 5 seed, 56-48 on Wednesday.
Mind you, most Big East teams have three regular-season games remaining, while Syracuse only has two. The Big East regular season will completed next Saturday, March 3.
For a complete look at what the Big East Tournament 2012 schedule would like like if the regular-season ended today, well, here it is:
(Note: Bracket is made by the current Big East basketball standings. Head-to-head results are factored in.)
Tuesday, March 6 (First Round):
Noon ET: (No. 16-seed) DePaul Blue Demons vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies
2 p.m.: (13) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. (12) Rutgers Scarlet Knights
7 p.m.: (15) Providence Friars vs. (10) West Virginia Mountaineers
9 p.m.: (14) Villanova Wildcats vs. (11) St. John's Red Storm
Wednesday, March 7 (Second Round on ESPN):
Noon: (WINNER of No. 16/9) vs. (8) Seton Hall Pirates
2 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 13/12) vs. (5) South Florida Bulls
7 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 15/10) vs. (7) Cincinnati Bearcats
9 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 14/11) vs. (6) Louisville Cardinals
Thursday, March 8 (Quarterfinal Round on ESPN):
Noon: (WINNER of Wed. Noon Game) vs. (1) Syracuse Orange
2 p.m.: (WINNER of Wed. 2 p.m. Game) vs. (4) Georgetown Hoyas
7 p.m.: (WINNER of Wed. 7 p.m. Game) vs. (2) Notre Dame Fighting Irish
9 p.m.: (WINNER of Wed. 9 p.m. Game) vs. (3) Marquette Golden Eagles
Friday, March 9 (Semifinal Round on ESPN):
7 p.m.: (WINNER of Thurs. Noon Game) vs. (WINNER of Thurs. 2 p.m. Game)
9 p.m.: (WINNER of Thurs. 7 p.m. Game) vs. (WINNER of Thurs. 9 p.m. Game)
Saturday, March 10 (Championship Round on ESPN):
9 p.m.: WINNERS of Semifinal-Round Games