Big East Tournament 2012: Bracket Finalized For Day 3 As South Florida Rolls, 56-47

The quarterfinals of the 2012 Big East Tournament is set, as the South Florida Bulls downed the Villanova Wildcats in day two's night cap, 56-47. Four games are on tap for Friday starting with the Syracuse Orange taking on the Connecticut Huskies.

Syracuse had the coveted double-bye, so this will be their first game of the tournament, while the Huskies are coming off a dramatic overtime win against West Virginia on Tuesday afternoon.


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Cincinnati Bearcats, Marquette Golden Eagles and Notre Dame Fighting Irish also had double-byes to start the tournament. The semifinals happen Friday night, and the championship game is scheduled for Saturday at 9:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, March 6 (First Round):

Noon ET/ESPN2, ESPN3D: (16) DePaul Blue Demons 67, (9) Connecticut Huskies 81
2 p.m./ESPN2, ESPN3D: (12) St. John’s Red Storm 59, (12) Pittsburgh Panthers 73
7 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (15) Providence Friars 47, (10) Seton Hall Pirates 79
9 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (11) Rutgers Scarlet Knights 49, (14) Villanova Wildcats 70

Wednesday, March 7:

Noon/ESPNU: (8) West Virginia Mountaineers 67, (9) Connecticut Huskies 71 (OT)
2 p.m./ESPNU: (13) Pittsburgh Panthers 52, (5) Georgetown Hoyas 64
7 p.m./ESPNU: (10) Seton Hall Pirates 55, (7) Louisville Cardinals 61
9 p.m./ESPNU: (14) Villanova Wildcats 47, (6) South Florida Bulls 56

Thursday, March 8:

Noon/ESPN, ESPN3D: (9) Connecticut Huskies vs. (1) Syracuse Orange
2 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (5) Georgetown Hoyas vs. (4) Cincinnati Bearcats
7 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (7) Louisville Cardinals vs. (2) Marquette Golden Eagles
9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (6) South Florida Bulls 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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