Four Big East Conference men's basketball regular-season finales are in the books for Saturday, and the Big East Tournament 2012 field is almost set. The final scores of the afternoon games changed Friday's update to the bracket and schedule a lot.
Here's what the Big East Tournament would look like as of 4:15 p.m. ET on Saturday (scenarios for tonight's games are below the bracket):
Tuesday, March 6 (First Round):
Noon ET: (No. 16-seed) DePaul Blue Demons vs. (9) Seton Hall Pirates
2 p.m.: (13) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. (12) Rutgers Scarlet Knights
7 p.m.: (15) Providence Friars vs. (10) Connecticut Huskies
9 p.m.: (14) Villanova Wildcats vs. (11) St. John's Red Storm
Wednesday, March 7 (Second Round on ESPN):
Noon: (WINNER of No. 16/9) vs. (8) West Virginia Mountaineers
2 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 13/12) vs. (5) Georgetown Hoyas
7 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 15/10) vs. (7) Louisville Cardinals
9 p.m.: (WINNER of No. 14/11) vs. (6) South Florida Bulls
Thursday, March 8 (Quarterfinal Round on ESPN):
Noon: (WINNER of Wed. Noon Game) vs. (1) Syracuse Orange
2 p.m.: (WINNER of Wed. 2 p.m. Game) vs. (4) Cincinnati Bearcats
7 p.m.: (WINNER of Wed. 7 p.m. Game) vs. (2) Marquette Golden Eagles
9 p.m.: (WINNER of Wed. 9 p.m. Game) vs. (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Friday, March 9 (Semifinal Round on ESPN):
7 p.m.: (WINNER of Thurs. Noon Game) vs. (WINNER of Thurs. 2 p.m. Game)
9 p.m.: (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.: WINNERS of Semifinal-Round Games
Note: Bracket is based on current Big East Standings. Here's what could happen later tonight:
- If the Seton Hall Pirates defeat the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday night, they leapfrog the West Virginia Mountaineers for the No. 8 seed.
- Meanwhile, a St. John's loss to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights drops them to No. 14, while Rutgers would move into the 12-13th spot depending on the tiebreakers. A Johnnies victory keeps them at No. 11, while the Scarlet Knights would just flip-flop with the Pittsburgh Panthers for the No. 12-13 seeds.
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