Cincinnati vs. Georgetown
After getting off to a slow start in conference play, the Hoyas won 12 of their final 13 games to clinch a share of the regular season title and clinch the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament.
In the midst of that winning streak, the Hoyas went on the road and knocked off the Bearcats.
Cincinnati will be a lock for the tournament regardless of what happens in this game, but the Hoyas will be looking to at least maintain their spot on the No. 2 line, and potentially move up to that top line.
Syracuse vs. Pittsburgh
The Orange had a shot not only at getting a double-bye in the Big East Tournament, but also at getting the conference title. They fell apart against some of the top teams, though, and ultimately slipped down to the No. 5 spot in the Big East.
Pittsburgh managed to win their final four games against a rather easy schedule, and worked their way up to the No. 4 spot to earn the double-bye in the tournament.
The two teams will meet up again in what should be a very exciting quarterfinal showdown on Thursday. Syracuse will use an easy win against Seton Hall to work out of their recent slump and use the moment to beat the Panthers.
Villanova vs. Louisville
Louisville had a tough three-game losing streak in January; one of those losses came from Villanova. Outside of that streak, though, the Cardinals have been outstanding this season.
Louisville is one of the most well rounded teams in all of college basketball. They spread out their scoring among lots of different players, and this makes it very difficult to defeat them.
The Cardinals are on a seven game winning streak right now, and it will be tough for anybody in the Big East to break that up.
Notre Dame vs Marquette
Marquette is finally starting to get the respect they have deserved all season. The Golden Eagles clinched a share of the Big East title with a buzzer beater layup against St. John's on Saturday, and the win got them up to No. 12 in the AP Poll.
Notre Dame struggled on the road at Marquette at the beginning of March, and those struggles will likely carry over into New York. The Golden Eagles are really good, and will be a tough team to knock out.