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Pitt Clinches Double Bye, To Open Big East Tournament Thursday

(Photo  Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s now on to the Big East Tournament for Pitt.

With a win over DePaul in their final Big East regular season game, the Panthers clinched a double-bye in the Big East Championship.

The No. 4-seeded Panthers will play on Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. in the Quarterfinal Round at Madison Square Garden. They will face one of three teams, No. 5 Syracuse, No. 12 Seton Hall or No. 13 South Florida.

If Pitt wins, they’ll advance to the Semifinal Round, which is scheduled for Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

The Big East Championship Game will be played on Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 p.m.

This will be Pitt’s 31st and final Big East Tournament.

All Pitt’s Big East Tournament games will be carried live on 93-7 The Fan.

2013 BIG EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

Tuesday, March 12, First Round

  • No. 13 South Florida vs. No. 12 Seton Hall, 7 p.m., ESPNU
  • No. 14 DePaul vs. No. 11 Rutgers, 9 p.m., ESPNU

Wednesday, March 13, Second Round

  • No. 9 Cincinnati vs. No. 8 Providence, Noon, ESPN
  • No. 13-12 winner vs. No. 5 Syracuse, 2 p.m., ESPN
  • No. 10 St. John’s vs. No. 7 Villanova, 7 p.m., ESPN2
  • No. 14-11 winner vs. No. 6 Notre Dame, 9 p.m., ESPN2

Thursday, March 14, Quarterfinals

  • No. 1 Georgetown vs. Cincinnati-Providence winner, Noon, ESPN
  • No. 4 Pittsburgh vs. 5/13/12 winner, 2 p.m., ESPN
  • No. 2 Louisville vs. St. John’s-Villanova, winner, 7 p.m., ESPN
  • No. 3 Marquette vs. 6/11/14 winner, 9 p.m., ESPN

Friday, March 15 Semifinals

  • Thursday afternoon winners, 7 p.m., ESPN
  • Thursday evening winners, 9 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, March 16, Big East Championship Final

  • Semifinal winners 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Click here for the Big East Tournament Bracket.

RELATED LINKS:
No. 20 Pitt Panthers End Regular Season With 81-66 Win Over DePaul (3/9/13)
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