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Louisville's Chris Smith (5) reacts to a play (Credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Louisville's Chris Smith (5) reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

2012 Big East men's tournament

Photos from the 2012 Big East men's tournament from Madison Square Garden.

Cincinnati's Yancy Gates (34) shoots over Louisville's Gorgui
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Cincinnati's Yancy Gates (34) shoots over Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10), of Senegal, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) drives past Louisville's Gorgui
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Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) drives past Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10), of Senegal, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright (1) shoots over Louisville's Peyton
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Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright (1) shoots over Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Louisville's Chane Behanan (24) shoots over Cincinnati's Jaquon
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Louisville's Chane Behanan (24) shoots over Cincinnati's Jaquon Parker (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Louisville's Chris Smith (5) shoots over Cincinnati's Ge'Lawn
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Louisville's Chris Smith (5) shoots over Cincinnati's Ge'Lawn Guyn (14) as Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin calls out to
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Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin calls out to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Louisville's Kyle Kuric (14) defends Cincinnati's Jaquon Parker
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Louisville's Kyle Kuric (14) defends Cincinnati's Jaquon Parker (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Louisville's mascot watches during the second half of
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Louisville's mascot watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Louisville's Chris Smith (5) reacts to a play
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Louisville's Chris Smith (5) reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Louisville's Wayne Blackshear (25) passes away from Cincinnati's
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Louisville's Wayne Blackshear (25) passes away from Cincinnati's Justin Jackson (5) to teammate Gorgui Dieng (10), of Senegal, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Notre Dame's Jack Cooley (45) drives past Louisville's
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Notre Dame's Jack Cooley (45) drives past Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10) and Chane Behanan (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Gorgui Dieng #10 of the Louisville Cardinals goes
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Gorgui Dieng #10 of the Louisville Cardinals goes up for a rebound against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame
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Head coach Mike Brey of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts on the sidelines during the first half against the Louisville Cardinals during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

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Notre Dame's Scott Martin (14) shoots over Louisville's
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Notre Dame's Scott Martin (14) shoots over Louisville's Wayne Blackshear (25) and Peyton Siva (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) defends Notre Dame's Jerian
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Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) defends Notre Dame's Jerian Grant (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Jack Cooley #45 of the Notre Dame Fighting
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Jack Cooley #45 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish grabs a rebound against the Louisville Cardinals during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Kyle Kuric #14 of the Louisville Cardinals goes
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Kyle Kuric #14 of the Louisville Cardinals goes up for a rebound against Pat Connaughton #24 and Jack Cooley #45 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Jack Cooley #45 of the Notre Dame Fighting
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Jack Cooley #45 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish drives to the basket against Gorgui Dieng #10 of the Louisville Cardinals during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

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Jerian Grant #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting
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Jerian Grant #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks to pass against Wayne Blackshear #25 of the Louisville Cardinals during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals goes
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Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals goes for a loose ball against Jerian Grant #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Cashmere Wright #1 of the Cincinnati Bearcats looks
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Cashmere Wright #1 of the Cincinnati Bearcats looks to pass against Kris Joseph #32 of the Syracuse Orange during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats drives
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Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats drives to the basket against Fab Melo #51 and C.J. Fair #5 of the Syracuse Orange during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Sean Kilpatrick #23 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates
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Sean Kilpatrick #23 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrates after defeating the Syracuse Orange during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

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Yancy Gates #34, Dion Dixon #3, Sean Kilpatrick
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Yancy Gates #34, Dion Dixon #3, Sean Kilpatrick #23 and Ge'Lawn Guyn #14 of the Cincinnati Bearcats celebrate after defeating the Syracuse Orange during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) shoots over Syracuse's Brandon
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Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) shoots over Syracuse's Brandon Triche during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Syracuse's C.J. Fair (5) reacts to a call
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Syracuse's C.J. Fair (5) reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Cincinnati in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) drives past Syracuse's C.J.
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Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) drives past Syracuse's C.J. Fair (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. (March 9, 2012)

Syracuse's Fab Melo, of Brazil, center, and C.J.
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Syracuse's Fab Melo, of Brazil, center, and C.J. Fair, right, pressure Cincinnati's Justin Jackson (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament. (March 9, 2012)

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Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) shoots a 3-pointer during
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Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick (23) shoots a 3-pointer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in the semifinals of the Big East Conference. Cincinnati won 71-68. (March 9, 2012)

Louisville's Kyle Kuric (14) shoots over Marquette's Jae
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Louisville's Kyle Kuric (14) shoots over Marquette's Jae Crowder (32) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Kuric scored 20 points as Louisville won the game 84-71. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Marquette's Jae Crowder (32) defends against Louisville's Gorgui
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Marquette's Jae Crowder (32) defends against Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Louisville won the game 84-71. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) drives past Marquette's Darius
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Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) drives past Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Louisville won the game 84-71. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Marquette's Todd Mayo (4) and Vander Blue (2)
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Marquette's Todd Mayo (4) and Vander Blue (2) look on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Louisville won the game 84-71. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Marquette's Vander Blue (2) drives past Louisville's Chris
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Marquette's Vander Blue (2) drives past Louisville's Chris Smith (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom (1) is defended by Louisville's
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Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom (1) is defended by Louisville's Kyle Kuric (14) and teammate Peyton Siva (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Marquette's Junior Cadougan (5) shoots over Louisville's Jared
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Marquette's Junior Cadougan (5) shoots over Louisville's Jared Swopshire (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Marquette's Todd Mayo (4) drives past Louisville's Gorgui
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Marquette's Todd Mayo (4) drives past Louisville's Gorgui Dieng (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

uLouisville head coach Rick Pitino reacts to a
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uLouisville head coach Rick Pitino reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Louisville's Peyton Siva protects the ball from Marquette's
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Louisville's Peyton Siva protects the ball from Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom during the second half. (March 8, 2012)

Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) defends Marquette's Jae Crowder
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Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) defends Marquette's Jae Crowder (32) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Louisville won the game 84-71. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom (1) reacts during the second
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Marquette's Darius Johnson-Odom (1) reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Marquette lost the game 84-71. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Georgetown's Aaron Bowen (22) and Henry Sims (14)
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Georgetown's Aaron Bowen (22) and Henry Sims (14) fight for a rebound with Cincinnati's Dion Dixon (3) during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Cincinnati beat Georgetown in double overtime 72-70. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Georgetown's Henry Sims, left, tries to get past
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Georgetown's Henry Sims, left, tries to get past Cincinnati's Yancy Gates during a quarterfinal Big East Tournament game. (March 8, 2012)

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Cincinnati's Jaquon Parker (44) defends a shot by
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Cincinnati's Jaquon Parker (44) defends a shot by Georgetown's Jason Clark during a quarterfinal NCAA college basketball game in the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Cincinnati won 72-70 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin directs his team
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Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin directs his team against Georgetown during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Cincinnati beat Georgetown in double overtime 72-70. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III gestures during
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Georgetown head coach John Thompson III gestures during the quarterfinals round of the Big East NCAA college basketball conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Cincinnati defeated Georgetown in double overtime 72-70. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Jaquon Parker
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Jaquon Parker #44 of the Cincinnati Bearcats goes to the basket against Henry Sims #14 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright, center, is double-teamed by Georgetown's
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Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright, center, is double-teamed by Georgetown's Otto Porter, left, and Henry Sims during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Cincinnati beat Georgetown in double overtime 72-70. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright (1), second from left, scores
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Cincinnati's Cashmere Wright (1), second from left, scores a basket to put Cincinnati ahead and win the game against Georgetown during the quarterfinal round of the Big East NCAA college basketball conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Cincinnati defeated Georgetown in double overtime 72-70. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Cincinnati's Yancy Gates, left, and Jaquon Parker, right,
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Cincinnati's Yancy Gates, left, and Jaquon Parker, right, defend against Georgetown's Henry Sims during the quarterfinal round of the Big East NCAA college basketball conference tournament in New York, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Cincinnati defeated Georgetown in double overtime 72-70. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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