The 2012 Big East Tournament begins Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, and for the second straight year the Connecticut Huskies, the No. 9 seed, will kick start the five-day, 16-team, single-elimination event as they will play at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
After the Huskies play, however, the Big East will play three more first-round contests, so here's a look at Tuesday's bracket and TV schedule:
Tuesday, March 6 (First Round):
Noon ET: (No. 16-seed) DePaul Blue Demons vs. (9) Connecticut Huskies (ESPN2)
2 p.m.: (13) Pittsburgh Panthers vs. (12) St. John's Red Storm
7 p.m.: (15) Providence Friars vs. (10) Seton Hall Pirates (ESPNU)
9 p.m.: (14) Villanova Wildcats vs. (11) Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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