Big East Tournament 2011 Bracket, Schedule For Second Round Matchups

The second round of the 2011 Big East Tournament kicks off on Wednesday as the Georgetown Hoyas host the Connecticut Huskies at noon in the first of four second round matchups from Madison Square Garden.

On the first day, UConn got the action started, breezing by Depaul and into the second round. Rutgers pulled off a mild upset in the second game, sneaking by Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden. South Florida stole the headlines later in the day, stunning Villanova and, perhaps, sinking the Wildcats' chances of an NCAA Tournament bid. Marquette capped the day with an easy win over Providence to advance to the second round.

On Wednesday, four more teams join the tournament, with St. John's, a fifth-seed in Steve Lavin's first year, highlighting those coming off byes. Georgetown, Cincinnati and West Virginia also make grand entrances into the Big East Tournament.

ESPN has wall-to-wall coverage again on Wednesday, beginning with Georgetown-UConn at noon and ending with the Marquette-West Virginia game at 9.

Check out the full schedule and bracket below and check out our Big East Tournament StoryStream throughout the day for scores and stats.

Updated 2011 Big East Tournament bracket:

First round: Tuesday, March 8 -- COMPLETED

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. 15 South Florida Bulls def. No. 10 Villanova Wildcats, 70-67

No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles def. No. 14 Providence Friars, 88-67

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. 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

For more on the 2011 Big East tournament, check out SB Nation Indiana. Browse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conferences.

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