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Big East Tournament schedule

St. John's Phil Greene attempts a pass in

St. John's Phil Greene attempts a pass in game against Georgetown on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Madison Square Garden hosts the Big East men's basketball tournament, with first-round games starting Wednesday night.

Here's the schedule for the four-day tournament that will crown a Big East champion and give that school an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament beginning next week. All games will air of Fox Sports 1

First round, Wednesday

No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 Marquette, 7 p.m.

No. 7 DePaul vs. No. 10 Creighton, 9:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals, Thursday

No. 1 Villanova vs. Marquette-Seton Hall winner, noon

No. 4 Providence vs. No. 5 St. John's, 2:30 p.m.

(Winners of these two games play in the semifinals on Friday at 7 p.m.)

No. 2 Georgetown vs. DePaul-Creighton winner, 7 p.m.

No. 3 Butler vs. No. 6 Xavier, 9:30 p.m.

(Winners of these two games play in the semifinals on Friday at 9:30 p.m.)

Semifinals, Friday

Games at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Final, Saturday

8 p.m.

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