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Big East Tournament 2012 Championship Game Set: Cincinnati To Take On Louisville Saturday Night

And then there were two. The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Louisville Cardinals, two schools that are less than two hours drive away from each other, are facing off in the Big East Conference Tournament Final on Saturday night at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

The Bearcats defeated the No. 1 seeded Syracuse Orange on Friday evening by a score of 71-68, and the Cardinals took down the Notre Dame Fighting Irish after that by a score of 64-50. The Bearcats met the Cardinals once during the regular season and Cincinnati walked away with a 60-56 win.

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 55, (1) Syracuse Orange 58
2 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (5) Georgetown Hoyas 70, (4) Cincinnati Bearcats 72 (2OT)
7 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (2) Marquette Golden Eagles 71, (7) Louisville Cardinals 84
9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (6) South Florida Bulls 53, (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish 57 (OT)

Friday, March 9:

7 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (1) Syracuse Orange 68 vs. (4) Cincinnati Bearcats 71
9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish 50 vs. (7) Louisville Cardinals 64

Saturday, March 10 (Championship Round on ESPN):

9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (4) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. (7) Louisville Cardinals

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