Saturday's Big East Conference men's basketball slate of games made one thing clear, the No. 2-ranked Syracuse Orange are your outright regular-season champions and will be the No. 1-overall seed in the upcoming Big East Conference Tournament, March 6-10.
The Orange (29-1, 16-1) edged the Connecticut Huskies, 71-69, at the Gample Pavilion on Saturday, however, even before their victory clinched the top seed when the St. John's Red Storm upset the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 61-58, at Madison Square Garden.
Other results Saturday featured: Georgetown Hoyas beating the Villanova Wildcats, 67-46; Providence Friars edging DePaul Blue Demons, 73-71; and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights downing Seton Hall Pirates, 77-72.
After the day, here's what the Big East Tournament bracket and schedule would look like today if it started.
(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) Cincinnati Bearcats
7 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 15/10) vs. (7) Louisville Cardinals
9 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 14/11) vs. (6) South Florida Bulls
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) Marquette Golden Eagles
9 p.m.: (WINNER of Wed. 9 p.m. Game) vs. (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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