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Big East Basketball Tournament Scores And Results: Marquette Upsets WVU, 67-61

Sophomore guard Junior Cadougan scored a game-best 15 points of the bench to guide the No. 11-seeded Marquette Golden Eagles to an upset over No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers, 67-61, in a second-round game of the 2011 Big East Conference Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Golden Eagles (20-13) advances to play Thursday in the quarterfinals against No. 3 Louisville Cardinals (9 p.m. on ESPN).

Marquette, which defeated No. 14 Providence Friars, 87-66, in the first round Tuesday, overcame a 10-point second half deficit to earn its second straight victory. Cadougan netted 13 points in the second half, while teammate senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom netted 11 points overall. Junior forward Jae Crowder added four points and collected a game-best nine rebounds.

The Mountaineers (20-10), who were the defending Big East Tournament champions, used a 12-2 run in the first half's final five minutes to earn a seven-point halftime lead, but couldn't hold on. Junior forward Kevin Jones finished with a team-best 15 points, while senior guard Joe Mazzulla has eight points, three rebounds, five assists but committed six turnovers. Senior guard Casey Mitchell netted nine points.

Marquette's victory finalizes the 2011 Big East Tournament Wednesday schedule:

Noon (ESPN): No. 1 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. No. 9 Connecticut Huskies; 2 p.m. (ESPN): No. 4 Syracuse vs. No. 5 St. John's Red Storm; 7 p.m. (ESPN): No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats; 9 p.m. (ESPN): No. 3 Louisville Cardinals vs. No. 11 Marquette.

Here's a rundown for the final two days:

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).

Check out SB Nation New York's Big East Tournament website for complete coverage. Until noon tomorrow, good night all.