The quarterfinals are set to begin Thurdsay in the 2012 Big East Basketball Tournament, with some familiar faces hanging around in search of an automatic NCAA tournament bid.
Four teams - Syrcause, Marquette, Notre Dame and Cincinnati - will make their postseason debut today, having each earned a double-bye by virtue of their top four regular season finishes in conference play.
Here's a look at each of the quarterfinals, with game time and TV information included:
Noon/ESPN, ESPN3D: (9) Connecticut Huskines vs. (1) Syracuse Orange
2 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (5) Georgetown Hoyas vs. (4) Cincinnati Bearcats
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
The remainder of the bracket is as follows:
Friday, March 9:
7 p.m./ESPN, ESPN3D: (WINNER of Thurs. Noon Game) vs. (WINNER of Thurs. 2 p.m. Game)
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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