2012 will be the last year of the Big East Tournament in its current format, thanks to a slew of changes to the college athletics landscape driven by football. It's sadly fitting, then, that the Big East Tournament final has looked more like a Big East football game, and that Louisville leads by a football score, 24-14, over Cincinnati at the half.
Louisville's Chris Smith has 10 points to lead all scorers, but he's also the only player with more than five points on the night. Kyle Kuric has those five points, and those two players have combined for six of Louisville's nine made buckets.
Cincinnati's situation is even more dire. The Bearcats have three players with four points each — Yancy Gates, Cashmere Wright, and Dion Dixon — but are shooting a pitiful 24.1 percent from the field.
For more on the two teams, head over to Cincinnati Bearcats blog Down The Drive and Louisville Cardinals blog Card Chronicle. For more on the entire tournament, head over to Big East Coast Bias and keep it on our Big East Tournament StoryStream.