Big East Tournament 2012: Bracket And Schedule For Friday's Semifinals

The Big East Tournament is down to four after Thursday's quarterfinals chipped down the field once more. Three of the top four seeds survived to advance to the semifinals, but one team is notably missing despite playing its first game of the tournament on Thursday.

Marquette is the missing team after its loss to Louisville. The Cardinals seem to be peaking at the right time, and are now just two wins away from the auto-bid. They'll face Notre Dame on Friday night after the Irish won an incredibly ugly game over South Florida that we should probably erase from all our memories.

Syracuse also stayed alive with a win on Thursday, moving into the semifinals and, potentially, one step closer to a No. 1 seed. The Orange will face Cincinnati, winners of a double-overtime thriller over Georgetown on Thursday afternoon.

Here is the schedule for Friday's semifinal matchups. The full tournament bracket can be found right here.

7 p.m.: Syracuse vs. Cincinnati on ESPN
9 p.m.: Louisville vs. Notre Dame on ESPN

All times Eastern

For complete coverage of the 2012 Big East Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream or visit SB Nation's dedicated NCAA basketball hub. For more on all the teams in the Big East tournament, visit Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation New York.

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