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Big East Tournament 2011 (TV Schedule And Game Times): First Round Tips Off At Noon

The 2011 Big East Tournament tips off Thursday afternoon with four first-round games, the first contest beginning at noon with the Connecticut Huskies playing the DePaul Blue Demons (ESPN 2). Then the Seton Hall Pirates and Rutgers Scarlet Knights battle in a tri-state showdown at 2 p.m. (ESPN2). After three-hour break, the Villanova Wildcats play the South Florida Bulls at 7 p.m. (ESPNU), then the night cap features the Marquette Golden Eagles against the Providence Friars (9 p.m. on ESPNU).

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Here's the complete Big East Tournament TV schedule and game times for Tuesday:

Noon (ESPN2): No. 9 UConn vs. No. 16 DePaul; 2 p.m. (ESPN2): No. 12 Seton Hall Pirates vs. No. 13 Rutgers Scarlet Knights; 7 p.m. (ESPNU): No. 10 Villanova Wildcats vs. No. 15 South Florida Bulls; 9 p.m. (ESPNU): No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 14 Providence Friars.

The remaining schedule looks like this:

Second Round (Wednesday, March 9): No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas vs. UConn/DePaul winner (noon on ESPN2); No. 5 St. John's vs. Seton Hall/Rutgers winner (2 p.m. on ESPN2); No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. 'Nova/USF winner (7 p.m. on ESPN2); No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marquette/Providence winner (9 p.m. on ESPN2).

Quarterfinals (Thursday, March 10): No. 1 Pitttsburgh Panthers vs. 8/9/16 WINNER (noon on ESPN); No. 4 Syracuse vs. 5/12/13 WINNER (2 p.m. on ESPN); No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. 7/10/15 WINNER (7 p.m. on ESPN); No. 3 Louisville Cardinals vs. 6/11/14 WINNER (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Semifinals (Friday, March 11): Thursday afternoon winners (7 p.m. on ESPN): Thursday evening winners (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Championship (Saturday, March 12): Semifinal winners (9 p.m. on ESPN).