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2012 Big East men's tournament

Louisville's Chris Smith (5) reacts to a play

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) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Dion Waiters
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Dion Waiters #3 of the Syracuse Orange goes up for the dunk against Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies 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)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Fab Melo
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Fab Melo #51 of the Syracuse Orange fights for the loose ball against Ryan Boatright #11, Andre Drummond #12 and Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Connecticut Huskies 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)

Brandon Triche of the Syracuse Orange reacts after
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Brandon Triche of the Syracuse Orange reacts after a play against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. (March 8, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Brandon Triche
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Brandon Triche #20 of the Syracuse Orange goes to the hoop against Alex Oriakhi #34 and Andre Drummond #12 of the Connecticut Huskies 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)

Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange reacts
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Michael Carter-Williams #1 of the Syracuse Orange reacts after a play against the Connecticut Huskies during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 8, 2012)

Dion Waiters #3 of the Syracuse Orange reacts
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Dion Waiters #3 of the Syracuse Orange reacts after a dunk against the Connecticut Huskies as Rakeem Christmas looks on during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 8, 2012)

West Virginia's Jabarie Hinds, left, tries to hang
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West Virginia's Jabarie Hinds, left, tries to hang onto the ball against Connecticut defenders during the second round of the Big East Tournament. (March 7, 2012)

Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb, center, makes the basket and
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Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb, center, makes the basket and is fouled by West Virginia's Deniz Kilicli, left, while Kevin Jones looks on during the second round of the Big East Tournament. (March 7, 2012)

Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi, right, drives against West Virginia's
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Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi, right, drives against West Virginia's Dominique Rutledge during the second round of the Big East Tournament. (March 7, 2012)

West Virginia's Aaron Brown, center, looks to pass
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West Virginia's Aaron Brown, center, looks to pass through Connecticut defenders during the second round of the Big East Tournament. (March 7, 2012)

Ryan Boatright of the Connecticut Huskies puts up
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Ryan Boatright of the Connecticut Huskies puts up a shot against Dominique Rutledge of the West Virginia Mountaineers during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament. (March 7, 2012)

West Virginia's Darryl Bryant is fouled by Connecticut's
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West Virginia's Darryl Bryant is fouled by Connecticut's Roscoe Smith, left, during the second round of the Big East tourney. (March 7, 2012)

Providence's Friars' Kadeem Batts (10) drives to the
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Providence's Friars' Kadeem Batts (10) drives to the basket past Seton Hall's Herb Pope (15) during the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Providence's Friars' Lee Goldsbrough, left, drives to the
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Providence's Friars' Lee Goldsbrough, left, drives to the basket past Seton Hall's Brandon Mobley (2) during the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

DePaul's Cleveland Melvin (12) tries to score past
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DePaul's Cleveland Melvin (12) tries to score past Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi during the first round of the Big East NCAA college basketball conference tournament game, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in New York. Connecticut defeated DePaul 81-67. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin (23) reacts after scoring
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Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin (23) reacts after scoring in the second half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game against Providence at the Big East tournament. (March 6, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Fuquan Edwin
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Fuquan Edwin #23 of the Seton Hall Pirates lays the ball up against Vincent Council #32 of the Providence Friars during their first round game of the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Villanova's Maurice Sutton (25) fouls Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta
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Villanova's Maurice Sutton (25) fouls Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta (55), of Lithuania, in the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Fuquan Edwin
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Fuquan Edwin #23 of the Seton Hall Pirates lays the ball up against the Providence Friars during their first round game of the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Herb Pope of the Seton Hall Pirates reacts
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Herb Pope of the Seton Hall Pirates reacts after scoring against Kadeem Batts of the Providence Friars during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 6, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Herb Pope
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Herb Pope #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates shoots a free throw against the Providence Friars during their first round game of the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou (13) defends Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta
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Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou (13) defends Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta (55), of Lithuania, in the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Villanova's Maurice Sutton (25) fouls Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta
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Villanova's Maurice Sutton (25) fouls Rutgers' Gilvydas Biruta (55), of Lithuania, in the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Herb Pope
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Herb Pope #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates lays up a shot against LaDontae Henton #23 of the Providence Friars during their first round game of the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Rutgers' Eli Carter (5) shoots over Villanova's James
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Rutgers' Eli Carter (5) shoots over Villanova's James Bell (32) during the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Rutgers' Eli Carter (5) reacts after a 3-point
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Rutgers' Eli Carter (5) reacts after a 3-point basket during the first half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game against the Villanova at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Sean Grennan
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Sean Grennan #10 of the Seton Hall Pirates drives against Ted Bancroft #51 of the Providence Friars during their first round game of the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Villanova's Maalik Wayns (2) drives past Rutgers' Eli
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Villanova's Maalik Wayns (2) drives past Rutgers' Eli Carter (5) during the second half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Villanova's Maalik Wayns (2) drives past Rutgers' Jerome
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Villanova's Maalik Wayns (2) drives past Rutgers' Jerome Seagears (1) in the second half of a first-round NCAA college basketball game at the Big East tournament in New York, Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Maalik Wayns
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06: Maalik Wayns #2 of the Villanova Wildcats lays the ball up past Jerome Seagears #1 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during their first round game of the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Cleveland Melvin of the DePaul Blue Demons attempts
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Cleveland Melvin of the DePaul Blue Demons attempts a shot against Roscoe Smith of the Connecticut Huskies during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Jamee Crockett of the DePaul Blue Demons drives
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Jamee Crockett of the DePaul Blue Demons drives between Shabazz Napier and Andre Drummond of the Connecticut Huskies against during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 6, 2012)

Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi, second from left, gets a
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Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi, second from left, gets a hand on a shot by DePaul's Brandon Young, while Connecticut's Andre Drummond, left, and DePauls' Krys Faber look on during the first round of the Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Brandon Young of the DePaul Blue Demons looks
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Brandon Young of the DePaul Blue Demons looks to pass against Andre Drummond and Ryan Boatright of the Connecticut Huskies during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies
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Head coach Jim Calhoun of the Connecticut Huskies reacts against the DePaul Blue Demons during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Worrel Clahar of the DePaul Blue Demons attempts
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Worrel Clahar of the DePaul Blue Demons attempts a shot against Alex Oriakhi of the Connecticut Huskies during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Connecticut's Andre Drummond, center, goes up for a
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Connecticut's Andre Drummond, center, goes up for a shot past DePaul's Jamee Crockett, left, and Donnavan Kirk during the first round of the Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Connecticut's Roscoe Smith shoots over DePaul's Donnavan Kirk
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Connecticut's Roscoe Smith shoots over DePaul's Donnavan Kirk as DePaul's Cleveland Martin looks on, during the first round of the Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi, right, tries to get around
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Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi, right, tries to get around DePaul's Cleveland Melvin during the first round of the Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb takes the ball to the
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Connecticut's Jeremy Lamb takes the ball to the hoop during the first round of the Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

Connecticut's Ryan Boatright slams the ball during the
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Connecticut's Ryan Boatright slams the ball during the first round of the Big East Tournament. (March 6, 2012)

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