With the BIG EAST season now two-thirds complete, teams are now jockeying for position to earn the coveted byes for the 2012 BIG EAST Championship presented by American Eagle Outfitters. Syracuse became the first team to clinch a first-round bye in the tournament. The Orange would be assured of a double by in the field by winning three of their remaining five BIG EAST games.

Two of the hottest teams in the conference meet tonight as part of ESPN's Big Monday series.

Louisville, which has overcome a slow start in league play to win six straight BIG EAST games, hosts first-place Syracuse, which has won five in a row and is 25-1 overall. The Cardinals have won seven straight in the series.