Mar 3, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; A Big East banner is displayed during the game between the Georgetown Hoyas and Marquette Golden Eagles at the Bradley Center. Marquette defeated Georgetown 83-69. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Big East Tournament

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Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

March 12th-16th, 2013

 

There are only 7 Big East matchups left in the 2013 regular season and then comes the Big East Tournament. Right now there is

 

Full Standings as of 3/7/13

 

Team Games Back Big East Record Overall Record
Georgetown 13-4 23-5
Louisville 13-4 25-5
Marquette 13-4 22-7
Notre Dame 2 11-6 23-7
Pittsburgh 2 11-6 23-7
Syracuse 2 11-6 23-7
Villanova 3.5 10-8 19-12
Connecticut 4 9-8 19-10
Providence 4 9-8 17-12
Cincinnati 5 8-9 20-10
St. John’s 5 8-9 16-13
Rutgers 9 4-13 13-15
Seton Hall 10 3-14 14-16
USF 10 3-14 12-17
DePaul 11 2-15 11-19

 

The Big East will wrap up their regular season Saturday and there is a long list of games to be played.

Providence @ Connecticut –12:00 p.m.

Syracuse @ Georgetown –12:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh @ DePaul –2:00 p.m.

Marquette @ St. John’s –2:00 p.m.

USF @ Cincinnati –4:00 p.m.

Notre Dame @ Louisville –4:00 p.m.

 

There are many situations, but Georgetown, Louisville, and Marquette have a chance to win the Big East outright. As of now all three teams I mentioned above have a double bye to the Big East Championship quarterfinals. Notre Dame, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Villanova, Providence, St. John’s, and Cincinnati all have clinched a bye to the second round of the Big East tournament.

 

Notre Dame needs to win their first game no matter what if they want to improve their seeding in the tournament. There have been projections from the 4th seed to as high as a 7th seed. Right now they are sitting at a 6th seed according to Joe Lunardi Bracketology on ESPN.com. If the Irish can beat Louisville Saturday and wins one or two games in the Big East tournament they could get as high as a 4 seed, but I think they will fall at a 5 or a 6 seed for the NCAA tournament.

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