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Big East Tournament 2013 results and bracket: Syracuse, Louisville move on to championship game

The Big East tournament semifinals yielding one upset with Syracuse topping the top seeded Georgetown in overtime. Notre Dame couldn't repeat the magic against Louisville, falling to a record-tying performance by Peyton Siva.

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After uprooting Georgetown, the number one seed in the Big East tournament, Syracuse will look to finish its time in the disintegrating Big East with a conference championship. Standing in its way is Louisville, who smashed Notre Dame in a double-digit win to move on.

The classic Big East rivalry between Syracuse and Georgetown provided yet another thriller as the Orange prevailed in overtime, 58-55.

Syracuse dominated most of the game, leading 29-20 at halftime, but allowed a frantic Georgetown comeback in the final minutes sent the game to overtime. However, the Hoyas fell 7-4 in the bonus period.

Louisville's backcourt of Russ Smith and Peyton Siva was too much for Notre Dame to handle in a 69-57 bruising that never got out of hand.

Smith led the Cardinals in scoring with 20 and added six assists, while Siva scored 12 and notched seven steals, tying a tournament record.


Bracket via ESPN