Big East Tournament 2012: Tuesday Afternoon Bracket Update

The 2012 Big East Tournament is already two games old, as the Connecticut Huskies and Pittsburgh Panthers earned first-round victories and advanced to the second round of the five-day, 16-team, single-elimination event at Madison Square Garden.

On deck, the No. 10-seeded Seton Hall Pirates will try to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive against the No.15 Providence Friars at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. Following that contest is No. 14 Villanova Wildcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights (approx. 9 p.m. on ESPNU).

Here's the updated Big East Tournament bracket and TV schedule:

Tuesday, March 6 (First Round):

Noon ET/ESPN2, ESPN3D: (9) Connecticut Huskies 81, (16) DePaul Blue Demons 67
2 p.m./ESPN2, ESPN3D: (12) Pittsburgh Panthers 73, (12) St. John’s Red Storm 59
7 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (15) Providence Friars vs. (10) Seton Hall Pirates
9 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (14) Villanova Wildcats vs. (11) Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Wednesday, March 7:

Noon/ESPNU, ESPN3D: (9) Connecticut Huskies vs. (8) West Virginia Mountaineers
2 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (13) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. (5) Georgetown Hoyas
7 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (WINNER of No. 15/10) vs. (7) Louisville Cardinals
9 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (WINNER of No. 14/11) vs. (6) South Florida Bulls

Thursday, March 8:

Noon/ESPN, ESPN3D: (WINNER of Wed. Noon Game) vs. (1) Syracuse Orange
2 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (WINNER of Wed. 2 p.m. Game) vs. (4) Cincinnati Bearcats
7 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (WINNER of Wed. 7 p.m. Game) vs. (2) Marquette Golden Eagles
9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (WINNER of Wed. 9 p.m. Game) vs. (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Friday, March 9:

7 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (WINNER of Thurs. Noon Game) vs. (WINNER of Thurs. 2 p.m. Game)
9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (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./ESPN, ESPN3D: WINNERS of Semifinal-Round Games

— For complete coverage of the Big East Tournament, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. For more on the Big East Conference, visit the SB Nation blog Big East Coast Bias.

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