If the 2012 Men's Basketball Championship Started Today...

IF THE CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED TODAY (March 3) ...
Here is what the pairings of the BIG EAST Championship would look like if the tournament started today, based on the conference tiebreaking procedures. Please note that since the schedule is not complete, teams that hold tiebreaker advantages today may not necessarily hold those advantages at the end of the season.

Seeds that have been clinched are noted with an asterisk.

2012 Championship Central

Tuesday, March 6 - First Round (ESPN2/ESPNU)
Noon No. 16 DePaul * vs. No. 9 West Virginia
2:00 No. 13 Pittsburgh vs. No. 12 Rutgers
7:00 No. 15 Providence * vs. No. 10 Connecticut
9:00 No. 14 Villanova vs. No. 11 St. John's

Wednesday, March 7 - Second Round (ESPN)
Noon 9/16 winner vs. No. 8 Seton Hall
2:00 12/13 winner vs. No. 5 USF
7:00 10/15 winner vs. No. 7 Louisville *
9:00 11/14 winner vs. No. 6 Cincinnati

Thursday, March 8 - Quarterfinals (ESPN)
Noon 8/9/16 winner vs. No. 1 Syracuse *
2:00 5/12/13 winner vs. No. 4 Georgetown
7:00 7/10/15 winner vs. No. 2 Marquette
9:00 6/11/14 winner vs. No. 3 Notre Dame *

Friday, March 9 - Semifinals (ESPN)
7:00 Thursday afternoon winners
9:00 Thursday evening winners

Saturday, March 10 - Championship (ESPN)
9:00 Semifinal winners