Posted: 10:36 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013
By Mike Rutherford
A look at how things stack up here on the first day of March:
|First Round - Tuesday, March 12|
|Second Round - Wednesday, March 13|
|Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 14|
|Semifinals - Friday, March 15|
|Championship Game - Saturday, March 16|
LOVE the two seed and the late session.
--Louisville and Marquette are currently tied for second place with matching 11-4 league records. The Cards earn the two seed by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreaker.
--Syracuse (10-5) earns the final double bye due to its 63-47 win over Notre Dame (10-5) on Feb. 4.
--At 10-6, Pittsburgh is a half game back of the Orange and Irish for fourth-place.
--Connecticut, which is ineligible for postseason play, sita alone in seventh-place at 9-6.
--St. John's (8-7) is just a half game behind Villanova (9-7) for the No. 7 seed, but the Wildcats own the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Red Storm.
--Providence and Cincinnati are now both 7-8, which means the Friars own the nine seed thanks to their win over the Bearcats on Feb. 6.
--South Florida, DePaul and Seton Hall are now all guaranteed to play in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday night.
--Last place South Florida (1-14) and 14th-place DePal (2-13) will meet in Tampa on Sunday.