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Big East Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: UConn Breezes Past DePaul, 97-71

The Connecticut Huskies opened the 2011 Big East Tournament with a 97-71 win over the DePaul Blue Devils, perhaps UConn's first truly convincing win since the middle of February. Kemba Walker blew up for 26 points and seven rebounds, as is custom, while Jeremy Lamb kicked in 19 points and three blocks.

UConn gets another shot at Georgetown next, a squad that will be looking for a little revenge. The Huskies topped the Hoyas 78-70 in their only meeting this season, a game that ended Georgetown's eight-game winning streak and even put them into a late-season funk.

The Huskies are too talented of a team to be playing in the first round of this tournament, but dropping so many games down the stretch cost them. Today they doubled up DePaul on the boards, nearly accomplished the same feat in the field goal percentage column, and

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Updated 2011 Big East Tournament bracket:

First round: Tuesday, March 8

No. 9 UConn def. No. 16 DePaul, 97-71

No. 12 Seton Hall Pirates vs. No. 13 Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 2, ESPN2

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. Seton Hall/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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