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.

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 - Louisville v Notre Dame

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals drives to the basket against Jack Cooley #45 and Scott Martin #14 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Cincinnati v Syracuse

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Sean Kilpatrick #23 of the Cincinnati Bearcats gets a rebound against Dion Waiters #3 of the Syracuse Orange in the second half during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Louisville v Notre Dame

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Peyton Siva #3 and Wayne Blackshear #25 of the Louisville Cardinals jump to block the shot of Eric Atkins #0 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Cincinnati v Syracuse

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Dion Dixon #3 hugs Yancy Gates #34 of the Cincinnati Bearcats as time expires against the Syracuse Orange during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Louisville's Peyton Siva (3) defends Notre Dame's Jerian Grant (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cincinnati's Justin Jackson (5) dunks the ball 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)

Louisville's Chane Behanan (24) defends Notre Dame's Scott Martin (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament in New York, Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Big East Basketball Tournament - West Virginia v UCONN

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies passes the ball against Darryl Bryant #25 of the West Virginia Mountaineers during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - West Virginia v UCONN

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Jabarie Hinds #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers steals the ball from Jeremy Lamb #3 of the Connecticut Huskies during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - West Virginia v UCONN

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Kevin Jones #5 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates a play against the Connecticut Huskies during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Pittsburgh v Georgetown

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Hollis Thompson #1 of the Georgetown Hoyas lays up a shot against Lamar Patterson #21 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Pittsburgh v Georgetown

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Hollis Thompson #1 of the Georgetown Hoyas controls the ball after an inbound pass against Cameron Wright #3 of the Pittsburgh Panthers during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Pittsburgh v Georgetown

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Otto Porter #22 of the Georgetown Hoyas takes a shot at the basket against the Pittsburgh Panthers during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament - Pittsburgh v Georgetown

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Henry Sims #14 of the Georgetown Hoyas celebrates a play against the Pittsburgh Panthers during their second round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Russ Smith #2 of the Louisville Cardinals goes to the basket against Herb Pope #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals reacts after a basket in the second half against the Seton Hall Pirates during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals dunks the ball against the Seton Hall Pirates during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Herb Pope #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates jumps the ball off against Gorgui Dieng #10 of the Louisville Cardinals to start during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals defends against Jordan Theodore #1 of the Seton Hall Pirates during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Jared Swopshire #21 and Wayne Blackshear #25 of the Louisville Cardinals fight for a loose ball against Brandon Mobley #2 and Herb Pope #15 of the Seton Hall Pirates during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Jordan Theodore #1 of the Seton Hall Pirates goes to the hoop against Gorgui Dieng #10 of the Louisville Cardinals during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Big East Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall v Louisville

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals shouts from the sidelines against the Seton Hall Pirates during their second round game of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)