Mar 15, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Brandon Triche (20) reacts on the court against the Georgetown Hoyas during the second half of a semifinal game of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. Syracuse won 58-55 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Big East Tournament 2013 Bracket: Syracuse, Louisville Set to Meet in Conference Championship


We are nearing the end of the Big East conference as we know it, but that hasn’t stopped the teams at Madison Square Garden from putting on one last incredible tournament as the teams fight towards the 2013 NCAA tournament. On Friday, the two semifinal matches went down. Syracuse and Georgetown matched up in the first semifinal that took us to overtime.

It was a heated contest that ended with Syracuse taking down the Hoyas in overtime by a 58-55 score. Taking down the No. 1 seed in the tournament was exactly the boost the Orange needed on the way to the finals.

In the second semifinal match up, Louisville was able to take down Notre Dame to set up their finals meeting against Syracuse.

Louisville did exactly what they were supposed to do as the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will now face the team that knocked off No. 1 with an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA tournament on the line.

You can get the tournament schedule and complete Big East tournament bracket here.

Here is the updated Big East tournament bracket: 

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout championship week as we keep you up to date with the latest conference champions and teams that earn automatic bids into the 2013 NCAA tournament field.

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