Big East Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Rutgers Outlasts Seton Hall In OT, 76-70

Game two of the 2011 Big East Tournament was a much better matchup than the first, with Rutgers topping Seton Hall 76-70 in overtime. Jeremy Hazell made a deep three-pointer to send the game into an extra frame, which followed two lead changes in the final two minutes of regulation and three in the last five. After regulation, these New Jersey rivals slugged their way to three more lead changes until Rutgers came out on top.

They'll get St. John's in tomorrow's round two at 2 pm ET. The two teams played once this season, with the Red Storm winning 58-56 in Carnesecca Arena.

Though Rutgers jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first half and Seton Hall held a 34-26 edge shortly after halftime, this one was tooth-and-nail otherwise. Something about the opening minutes of halves, I guess.

The Knights and Pirates played close in both of their meetings this season, splitting the pair, and this one was a fitting tiebreaker. It was not at all a pretty game, but it was dramatic.

For more on this game, Rutgers fans should visit On The Banks, and Seton Hall fans should join South Orange Juice.

Updated 2011 Big East Tournament bracket:

First round: Tuesday, March 8

No. 9 Connecticut Huskies def. No. 16 DePaul Blue Devils, 97-71

No. 13 Rutgers Scarlet Knights def. No. 12 Seton Hall Pirates, 76-70

No. 10 Villanova Wildcats vs. No. 15 South Florida Bulls, 7, ESPNU

No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 14 Providence Friars, 9, ESPNU

Second round: Wednesday, March 9

No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas vs. UConn, noon, ESPN

No. 5 St. John's Red Storm vs. Rutgers, 2, ESPN

No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Villanova/USF, 7, ESPN

No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marquette/Providence, 9, ESPN

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 1 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Georgetown/UConn, noon, ESPN

No. 4 Syracuse Orange vs. St. John's/Seton Hall/Rutgers, 2, ESPN

No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Cincinnati/Villanova/USF, 7, ESPN

No. 3 Louisville Cardinals vs. West Virginia/Marquette/Providence, 9, ESPN

Semifinals: Friday, March 11

Quarterfinals game 1 winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 7, ESPN

Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 7, ESPN

Championship game: Saturday, March 12

Semifinals winners, 9, ESPN

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