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2013 Big East tournament

Syracuse's James Southerland celebrates with teammate Brandon Triche

Syracuse's James Southerland celebrates with teammate Brandon Triche after being fouled on a three-point basket during the first half. (March 15, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

Shots from the 2013 Big East Championship at Madison Square Garden.

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey looks on
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Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey looks on during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Louisville's Peyton Siva drives past Notre Dame's Pat
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Louisville's Peyton Siva drives past Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Louisville's Luke Hancock looks to pass as Notre
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Louisville's Luke Hancock looks to pass as Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton defends during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Fans react as Louisville's Peyton Siva falls into
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Fans react as Louisville's Peyton Siva falls into the stands after saving a ball from going out of bounds during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Louisville's Russ Smith shoots over Notre Dame's Jerian
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Louisville's Russ Smith shoots over Notre Dame's Jerian Grant during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Notre Dame's Jerian Grant is defended by Louisville's
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Notre Dame's Jerian Grant is defended by Louisville's Peyton Siva during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Louisville's Peyton Siva shoots over Notre Dame's Eric
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Louisville's Peyton Siva shoots over Notre Dame's Eric Atkins during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman is defended byt Louisville's
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Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman is defended byt Louisville's Gorgui Dieng and Stephan Van Treese during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls to his
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls to his team during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Louisville's Peyton Siva, top, drives past Notre Dame's
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Louisville's Peyton Siva, top, drives past Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Syracuse's Trevor Cooney celebrates after making a three-point
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Syracuse's Trevor Cooney celebrates after making a three-point basket during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Syracuse's James Southerland celebrates with teammate Brandon Triche
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Syracuse's James Southerland celebrates with teammate Brandon Triche after being fouled on a three-point basket during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins shoots over Syracuse's James Southerland
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Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins shoots over Syracuse's James Southerland during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Syracuse's Baye Keita celebrates after scoring as he
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Syracuse's Baye Keita celebrates after scoring as he is held by teammate James Southerland during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III watches his
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Georgetown head coach John Thompson III watches his team play during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, shoots over Georgetown's Mikael
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Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, shoots over Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins, center, and Otto Porter Jr., right, during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins, center, is defended by Syracuse's
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Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins, center, is defended by Syracuse's Baye Keita, right, and Syracuse's C.J. Fair, left, during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Georgetown's Jabril Trawick defends Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams during
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Georgetown's Jabril Trawick defends Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Syracuse's C.J. Fair drives past Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
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Syracuse's C.J. Fair drives past Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera in overtime. (March 15, 2013)

Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins shoots over Syracuse's Baye Keita
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Georgetown's Mikael Hopkins shoots over Syracuse's Baye Keita during the first half. (March 15, 2013)

Marquette's Todd Mayo fights for control of the
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Marquette's Todd Mayo fights for control of the ball with Notre Dame's Eric Atkins, left, and Garrick Sherman, right, during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Notre Dame's Tom Knight shoots over Marquette's Jamil
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Notre Dame's Tom Knight shoots over Marquette's Jamil Wilson during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman reacts after scoring as
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Notre Dame's Garrick Sherman reacts after scoring as Marquette's Junior Cadougan walks by during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Marquette's Vander Blue, center, chases Notre Dame's Jerian
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Marquette's Vander Blue, center, chases Notre Dame's Jerian Grant, left, around a pick set by Jack Cooley, right, during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey reacts as
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Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey reacts as his team plays Marquette during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Marquette head coach Buzz Williams calls out to
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Marquette head coach Buzz Williams calls out to his team during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Marquette's Davante Gardner shoots over Notre Dame's Jack
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Marquette's Davante Gardner shoots over Notre Dame's Jack Cooley during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Marquette's Vander Blue drives past Notre Dame's Tom
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Marquette's Vander Blue drives past Notre Dame's Tom Knight during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Marquette's Trent Lockett shoots over Notre Dame's Pat
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Marquette's Trent Lockett shoots over Notre Dame's Pat Connaughton (24) and Jack Cooley (45) during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Marquette's Trent Lockett rebounds the ball as Notre
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Marquette's Trent Lockett rebounds the ball as Notre Dame's Tom Knight fights for control during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Marquette's Junior Cadougan shoots a three-pointer as Notre
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Marquette's Junior Cadougan shoots a three-pointer as Notre Dame's Jack Cooley and Marquette's Chris Otule collide during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Louisville's Russ Smith shoots during the first half.
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Louisville's Russ Smith shoots during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Louisville's Wayne Blackshear shoots over Villanova's James Bell
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Louisville's Wayne Blackshear shoots over Villanova's James Bell during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova head coach Jay Wright calls out to
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright calls out to a referee during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls out to
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls out to his team during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston restrains head coach Jay Wright
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Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston restrains head coach Jay Wright during a timeout in the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Louisville's Chane Behanan shoots over Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston
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Louisville's Chane Behanan shoots over Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's Darrun Hilliard (4) and James Bell (32)
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Villanova's Darrun Hilliard (4) and James Bell (32) defend against Louisville's Chane Behanan during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, left, and Louisville's Wayne Blackshear
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Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, left, and Louisville's Wayne Blackshear fight for the ball during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Louisville's Peyton Siva, center, passes away from Villanova's
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Louisville's Peyton Siva, center, passes away from Villanova's James Bell and Mouphtaou Yarou during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono shoots over Louisville's Kevin Ware
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Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono shoots over Louisville's Kevin Ware during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou is defended by Louisville's Gorgui
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Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou is defended by Louisville's Gorgui Dieng and Russ Smith during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's Darrun Hilliard, center, looks to pass away
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Villanova's Darrun Hilliard, center, looks to pass away from Louisville's Kevin Ware, left, and Luke Hancock during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's Darrun Hilliard, center, is defended by Louisville's
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Villanova's Darrun Hilliard, center, is defended by Louisville's Luke Hancock, right, and Chane Behanan, left, during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Villanova's Daniel Ochefu shoots over Louisville's Stephan Van
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Villanova's Daniel Ochefu shoots over Louisville's Stephan Van Treese. (March 14, 2013)

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, center, talks to
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Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, center, talks to his team during the second half. (March 15, 2013)

Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, center, passes away from Louisville's
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Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono, center, passes away from Louisville's Peyton Siva, right, and Russ Smith, left, during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Louisville's Peyton Siva, right, drives past Villanova's Mouphtaou
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Louisville's Peyton Siva, right, drives past Villanova's Mouphtaou Yarou during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Syracuse's C.J. Fair shoots against Pittsburgh's Steven Adams
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Syracuse's C.J. Fair shoots against Pittsburgh's Steven Adams during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Syracuse's James Southerland shoots against Pittsburgh's James Robinson
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Syracuse's James Southerland shoots against Pittsburgh's James Robinson during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Pittsburgh's Steven Adams goes up past Syracuse's C.J.
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Pittsburgh's Steven Adams goes up past Syracuse's C.J. Fair during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, center, reacts to
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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, center, reacts to a call by the referee, left, during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Pittsburgh's Talib Zanna misses a free throw at
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Pittsburgh's Talib Zanna misses a free throw at the end of the game against Syracuse. (March 14, 2013)

Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams and Pittsburgh's Lamar Patterson fight
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Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams and Pittsburgh's Lamar Patterson fight for a loose ball during the second half. (March 14, 2013)

Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon yells at his
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Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon yells at his team during the first half. (March 14, 2013)

Syracuse's C.J. Fair reacts after scoring during the
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Syracuse's C.J. Fair reacts after scoring during the first half against Pittsburgh at the Big East Conference men's tournament. (March 14, 2013)

OTTO PORTER, JR. Forward, No. 2 Georgetown South
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OTTO PORTER, JR.
Forward, No. 2 Georgetown
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera #4 of the Georgetown Hoyas drives in the first half against JaQuon Parker #44 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Justin Jackson
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Justin Jackson #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats attempts to control the ball in the first half against Jabril Trawick #55 (L) and Nate Lubick #34 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

From left, Jabril Trawick #55, Otto Porter Jr.
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From left, Jabril Trawick #55, Otto Porter Jr. #22 and Nate Lubick #34 of the Georgetown Hoyas celebrate after beating the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 14, 2013)

The mascot for the Georgetown Hoyas performs during
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The mascot for the Georgetown Hoyas performs during the quarterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 14, 2013)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Nate Lubick
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Nate Lubick #34 of the Georgetown Hoyas attempts a shot in the second half against Titus Rubles #2 of the Cincinnati Bearcats during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Chris Obekpa celebrates a turnover with teammates Christian
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Chris Obekpa celebrates a turnover with teammates Christian Jones #4 and Sir'Dominic Pointer #15 during a game against Villanova in the second round of the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

JaKarr Sampson goes to the hoop against Villanova's
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JaKarr Sampson goes to the hoop against Villanova's James Bell during the second round of the 2013 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Felix Balamou #24 of the St. John's Red
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Felix Balamou #24 of the St. John's Red Storm goes up for a rebound against James Bell #32 of the Villanova Wildcats during round 2 of the 2013 Big East Championship at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, March 13 2013 in New York.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

Members of Villanova cheer from the bench during
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Members of Villanova cheer from the bench during a game against St. John's in the second round of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

St. John's head coach Steve Lavin calls out
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St. John's head coach Steve Lavin calls out to his team during the first half of a game against the Villanova at the Big East Conference tournament. (March 13, 2013)

Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams reacts after a play in
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Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams reacts after a play in the second half of a game against the Seton Hall Pirates during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Seton Hall's Brian Oliver and Syracuse's James Southerland
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Seton Hall's Brian Oliver and Syracuse's James Southerland go for a rebound in the first half during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin celebrates after making a
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Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin celebrates after making a three-point basket in the second half of a game against the Syracuse Orange during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Seton Hall's Eugene Teague, second from left, celebrates
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Seton Hall's Eugene Teague, second from left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Syracuse during the first half of a game at the Big East Conference tournament. (March 13, 2013)

Syracuse's James Southerland reacts after a basket in
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Syracuse's James Southerland reacts after a basket in the first half of a game against the Seton Hall Pirates during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Syracuse's Baye Keita reacts after being fouled in
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Syracuse's Baye Keita reacts after being fouled in the first half of a game against the Seton Hall Pirates during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin talks with Sean
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Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin talks with Sean Kilpatrick during a timeout in the second half of a second-round game against the Providence Friars during the the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Seton Hall's Kyle Smyth looks to pass the
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Seton Hall's Kyle Smyth looks to pass the ball while on the floor during a game against the Syracuse Orange in the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Syracuse's Brandon Triche reacts after a play in
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Syracuse's Brandon Triche reacts after a play in the first half of a game against the Seton Hall Pirates during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Providence's Bryce Cotton grabs a pass as Cincinnati's
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Providence's Bryce Cotton grabs a pass as Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick defends during a game in the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Seton Hall's Brian Oliver and Eugene Teague react
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Seton Hall's Brian Oliver and Eugene Teague react after a play in the first half of a game against the Syracuse Orange during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim looks on from
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Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim looks on from the bench during the first half of a game against the Seton Hall Pirates during the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. (March 13, 2013)

Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick reacts after making a basket
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Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick reacts after making a basket during the first half of a game against Providence at the Big East Conference tournament. (March 13, 2013)

Cincinnati's Cheikh Mbodj, left, blocks Providence's Kadeem Batts
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Cincinnati's Cheikh Mbodj, left, blocks Providence's Kadeem Batts (10) from going to the basket during the first half of a game at the Big East Conference tournament. (March 13, 2013)

DePaul's Cleveland Melvin, left, Edwind McGhee, center, and
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DePaul's Cleveland Melvin, left, Edwind McGhee, center, and Derrell Robertson Jr., right, react during the second half of a game against Rutgers at the Big East Conference tournament. (March 12, 2013)

Rutgers' Wally Judge recovers the ball after blocking
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Rutgers' Wally Judge recovers the ball after blocking a shot by DePaul's Cleveland Melvin during the second half. (March 12, 2013)

South Florida's Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Seton Hall's Kyle
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South Florida's Toarlyn Fitzpatrick and Seton Hall's Kyle Smyth fight for control of the ball during the first half. (March 12, 2013)

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