The regular season failed to provide many conclusions in conference play. Georgetown, Louisville and Marquette finished tied atop Big East standings, while several squads remain on the NCAA tournament bubble.
A few conference members begin the postseason firing on all cylinders, while others are playing with house money as extreme underdogs. Big East Tournament action begins Tuesday and is sure to impact the NCAA bracket, opening the door to tourney town for some and closing out the 2012-13 campaign for a collection of teams.
The Big East Tournament annually provides some of college basketball's most thrilling moments as national powers vie for a conference crown. With the conference on the verge of a major breakup, it's a chance for many of these longstanding rivals to battle one final time for Big East supremacy.
Days away from the postseason frenzy, here are a few programs with plenty to prove in conference tournament action.