The “power conference” tournaments kick off today with the first round of the Big East Tournament.
In case you don’t think the first round of the Big East Tournament is important, remember that a then-underwhelming UConn team entered last year’s first day of the Big East Tournament near the bubble…and then never lost again, all the way to a national championship.
Could a team come from the Big East Tournament’s first round and win it all again? Probably not. But who’d have thought they would last year either? My money’s on DePaul…because why not?
- Site: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
- Official Website
- Printable Big East Tournament Bracket
- Big East Tournament Tickets via Vivid Seats, the Official Ticket Provider of MSF
Big East Tournament First Round Schedule
Games played today, Tuesday, March 6th:
- Noon ET: #16 DePaul v #9 UConn on ESPN2
- 2:00 ET: #13 Pittsburgh v #12 St. John’s on ESPN2
- 7:00 ET: #15 Providence v #10 Seton Hall on ESPNU
- 9:00 ET: #14 Villanova v #11 Rutgers on ESPNU
Related: Andy’s Big East Tournament Preview and Prediction
Big East Tournament Bracket
Here is a screenshot of the printable Big East Tournament bracket linked above:
And in case you like neatly ordered tables as opposed to bulleted lists or the bracket format, see below. We’ll be updating with results as they occur.
2012 Big East Tournament TV Schedule and Results
|1||Tues, March 6||#9 UCONN def #16 DePaul 81-67||12:00 ET||ESPN2|
|2||Tues, March 6||#13 Pittsburgh def #12 St. John's 73-59||2:00 ET||ESPN2|
|3||Tues, March 6||#10 Seton Hall def #15 Providence 79-47||7:00 ET||ESPNU|
|4||Tues, March 6||#14 Villanova def #11 Rutgers 70-49||9:00 ET||ESPNU|
|5||Wed, March 7||#9 UConn def #8 West Virginia 71-67||12:00 ET||ESPN|
|6||Wed, March 7||#5 Georgetown 64 def #13 Pittsburgh 52||2:00 ET||ESPN|
|7||Wed, March 7||#7 Louisville def #10 Seton Hall 61-55||7:00 ET||ESPN|
|8||Wed, March 7||#6 South Florida def #14 Villanova 56-47||9:00 ET||ESPN|
|9||Thu, March 8||#1 Syracuse def #9 UConn 58-55||12:00 ET||ESPN|
|10||Thu, March 8||#4 Cincinnati def #5 Georgetown 72-70||2:00 ET||ESPN|
|11||Thu, March 8||#7 Louisville def #2 Marquette 84-71||7:00 ET||ESPN|
|12||Thu, March 8||#3 Notre Dame def #6 South Florida 57-53||9:00 ET||ESPN|
|13||Fri, March 9||#4 Cincinnati def #1 Syracuse 71-68||7:00 ET||ESPN|
|14||Fri, March 9||#7 Louisville def #3 Notre Dame 64-50||9:00 ET||ESPN|
|15||Sat, March 10||Big East Tournament Championship Game: #7 Louisville def #4 Cincinnati 50-44||9:00 ET||ESPN|