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HARRISON, N.J.- Red Division No. 1 Louisville and Blue Division No. 5 seed Providence will meet in the 2010 BIG EAST Championship final on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Red Bull Arena.
Louisville earned a first-round bye and defeated Blue Division No. 4 West Virginia 3-0 on Nov. 6 in the quarterfinals. The Cardinals defeated Blue Division No. 2 Notre Dame 1-0 on Friday in the semifinals.
The Friars defeated Red Division No. 2 Cincinnati 2-1 in the first semifinal of the day. It was their third upset victory in as many matches in the championship, as PC defeated Red Division No. 4 Villanova 3-0 in the first round and won against Blue Division No. 1 Georgetown 2-1 in the quarterfinal.
The Cardinals opened their 2010 conference season against Providence on Sept. 25, recording a 2-1 victory. Sunday's contest will be Louisville's first appearance in the final and Providence's second trip, but first under Head Coach Chaka Daley. Providence fell to Connecticut 1-0 in the final in 1984.
The title game will be broadcast live free online via www.BIGEAST.tv as well as numerous regional sports networks including CBS College Sports, SportsNet New York, Cox Sports (New England), Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Time Warner Cable Sports 32 (Wisconsin), Cox Sports Television (La., Fla., Texas, Ariz., Miss., Ga., Okla., Va.), The Comcast Network (Philadelphia), Mid-Atlantic Sports network, WVPBS (West Virginia), Time Warner Cable (Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo) and Wazoo Sports Network (Louisville). The game will also be shown tape delayed on Bright House Sports Network (Tampa) (same day delay, 3:00 p.m.) and FSN Pittsburgh (same day delay, 3:00 p.m.; delay, Nov. 21, 1:00 p.m.).
Updated statistics, notes, recaps and clips are available at Championship Central