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Cincinnati's Yancy Gates (34) hugs Dion Dixon (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Friday, March 9, 2012. Cincinnati won 71-68. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Big East basketball tournament

Cincinnati upset No. 2 Syracuse and Louisville beat No. 23 Notre Dame on March 9 in the semifinals of the Big East Conference Tournament.