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Big East Tournament 2012 Championship Game: Louisville, Cincinnati Will Clash At Madison Square Garden

The 2012 Big East Tournament Championship Game will feature two surprises, the No. 4 seed Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 7 seed Louisville Cardinals. The two teams will square off Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. at the basketball mecca that is Madison Square Garden.

Cincinnati upset Syracuse 71-68 on Friday evening, handing the Orange just their second loss of the season. Louisville has knocked off the No. 2 seed Marquette and the No. 3 seed Notre Dame on their way to the title game.

These two teams met earlier in the season, with Cincinnati scoring a 60-56 win over Louisville. This is the Bearcats first ever appearance in the Big East Championship Game. Louisville won the tournament in 2009

Big East Championship Game: Saturday, March 10

9 p.m.: No. 4 Cincinnati vs. No. 7 Louisville (ESPN)

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