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Big East Tournament 2012: Thursday Afternoon Bracket Update

Day three of the 2012 Big East Conference Tournament is half way finished, as the top-seeded Syracuse Orange and No. 4 Cincinnati Bearcats both earned quarterfinal victories and earned trips to Friday's semifinals where they will face each other.

Two more match ups are on the docket for Thursday night, as the No. 7 Louisville Cardinals plays No. 2 Marquette Golden Eagles, while in the night cap No. 5 South Florida Bulls and No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet up.

Big East Breakdown with Nick Fasulo (via sbnation)

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: (7) Louisville Cardinals vs. (2) Marquette Golden Eagles
9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (6) South Florida Bulls vs. (3) Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Friday, March 9:

7 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: Syracuse Orange vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
9 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (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./ESPN, ESPN3D: WINNERS of Semifinal-Round Games

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