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Big East 2011 Tournament Schedule: Day Four

Both the local teams are gone, and Pitt was the only team seeded in the top four that didn’t make it all the way through to the semifinals, but here we are. Here’s the schedule for today’s games, both of which are on ESPN.

No. 4 Syracuse takes on No. 9 Connecticut at 7:00 PM. The two teams last played on February 2 in a game the Orange won, 66-58. Kemba Walker’s heroics against Pitt notwithstanding, Syracuse probably has to be considered the favorite here.

No. 2 Notre Dame plays No. 3 Louisville at 9:00 PM. The Fighting Irish destroyed Cincinnati last night and look pretty fierce right now, but Louisville has recent wins against Syracuse, UConn and Pitt, and shouldn’t be discounted. The two teams last met February 9, and the Irish won 89-79 in overtime.

The two winning teams will play in the finals Saturday night at 9:00 PM.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.