Big East Tournament 2012 Bracket, Schedule And More: Georgetown Begins Play Wednesday

The 2012 Big East Tournament bracket and schedule is set, with play for all teams beginning Tuesday in New York. The Georgetown Hoyas will have a one-round bye thanks to their outstanding regular season, but Saturday's loss to Marquette proved to be very costly. The loss dropped the Hoyas to fifth place, preventing them from securing a much-needed double bye.

Instead, the Hoyas will begin play on Wednesday at a little after 2 p.m. against the winner between No. 12 Pittsburgh and No. 13 St. John's. Here is a complete schedule of the tournament.

First Round: Tuesday, March 6

Noon: No. 16 DePaul vs. No. 9 Connecticut (ESPN2)
2 p.m.: No. 13 Pittsburgh vs. No. 12 St. John's (ESPN2)
7 p.m.: No. 15 Providence vs. No. 10 Seton Hall (ESPNU)
9 p.m.: No. 14 Villanova vs. No. 11 Rutgers (ESPNU)

Second Round: Wednesday, March 7

Noon: DePaul/UConn winner vs. No. 8 West Virginia (ESPN)
2 p.m.: Pitt/St. John's winner vs. No. 5 Georgetown (ESPN)
7 p.m.: Providence/Seton Hall winner vs. No. 7 Louisville (ESPN)
9 p.m.: Villanova/Rutgers winner vs. No. 6 South Florida (ESPN)

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 8

Noon: DePaul/UConn/West Virginia winner vs. No. 1 Syracuse (ESPN)
2 p.m.: Pitt/St. John's/Georgetown winner vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (ESPN)
7 p.m.: Providence/Seton Hall/Louisville winner vs. No. 2 Marquette (ESPN)
9 p.m.: Villanova/Rutgers/USF winner vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (ESPN)

Semifinals: Friday, March 9

7 p.m.: Winners of Thursday's noon and 2 p.m. games (ESPN)
9 p.m.: Winners of Thursday's 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. games (ESPN)

Championship: Saturday, March 10 at 9:00 PM (ESPN)

If the Hoyas win their first game, they would face Cincinnati. The two teams only played once this season, with the Bearcats winning, 68-64, at the Verizon Center on January 9.

For more on the Hoyas, visit Casual Hoya. Click here for more on the 2012 Big East Tournament.

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