Action begins Tuesday in the 2012 Big East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. Four first-round games will be played at Madison Square Garden, beginning at noon ET. SB Nation New York has everything you need to be ready for the tournament.
St. John’s, Rutgers and Seton Hall are all in action Tuesday. Top-seeded Syracuse, the Big East regular season champ and No. 2 team in the country, does not play until Thursday. Here are today’s first-round matchups, including game times and TV information:
Noon ET/ESPN2, ESPN3D: (No. 16-seed) DePaul Blue Demons vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies [Full Game Preview]
2 p.m./ESPN2, ESPN3D: (13) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. (12) St. John’s Red Storm [Full Game Preview]
7 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (15) Providence Friars vs. (10) Seton Hall Pirates
9 p.m./ESPNU, ESPN3D: (14) Villanova Wildcats vs. (11) Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Below is a printable bracket.
Here is the complete tournament schedule, in list form.
For a SB Nation New York preview of other Big East schools, click on its respective links: Syracuse, Marquette, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Georgetown, South Florida, Louisville, West Virginia, Connecticut, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John's, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Providence, DePaul.