Most bracketologists have the Big East sending quite a few teams into the NCAA Tournament, but the first day of the Big East tournament features only the teams fighting for any hope of postseason life.
The 12th-seeded Seton Hall Pirates take on the 13th-seeded South Florida Bulls in the first game Big East game of the evening. Both teams finished conference play 3-15, but the Bulls are ending the season with a bit more momentum than the Pirates, winning two of their last three games to close out conference play.
The 11th-seeded Rutger Scarlet Knights takes on the bottom-seeded DePaul Blue Demons in the second Big East game on Tuesday. Rutgers started out conference play 3-2 but proceeded to lose all but two of their final 13 games, including their only game against the Demons, a 75-69 loss on Feb. 16.
Either Rutgers or DePaul draws the sixth-seeded Syracuse Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday in the second round of the tournament. The winner of Seton Hall and South Florida will take on the fifth-seeded Syracuse Orange.
A link to the full bracket can be found here.
No. 12 Seton Hall vs. No. 13 South Florida, 7 p.m. ET
Radio: WMTR 1250 AM
No. 11 Rutgers vs. No. 14 DePaul, 9 p.m. ET
Online: The game is not available online
Radio: WSCR 670 AM
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