It was a tough opening 35 minutes for Marquette in their 2011 Big East Tournament game against West Virginia, trailing, then battling them neck and neck, but the final five minutes belonged to the Golden Eagles as they pulled away, sealing a 67-61 victory and a trip to the quarterfinals where they will face the Louisville Cardinals.
That game will be tomorrow's nightcap, preceded by Pittsburgh-UConn, Syracuse-St. John's, and Notre Dame-Cincinnati.
Updated 2011 Big East Tournament bracket (all times EST):
First round: Tuesday, March 8
Second round: Wednesday, March 9
UConn def. No. 8 Georgetown Hoyas, 79-62
No. 5 St. John's Red Storm def. Rutgers, 65-63
No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats def. USF, 87-61
No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Marquette, 9, ESPN
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Pittsburgh Panthers vs. UConn, noon, ESPN
No. 4 Syracuse Orange vs. St. John's, 2, ESPN
No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Cincinnati, 7, ESPN
No. 3 Louisville Cardinals vs. Marquette, 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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