Big East Tournament, Kobe Bryant, Big 12 Basketball and Sunday's Top Sports Buzz

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Big East Tournament, Kobe Bryant, Big 12 Basketball and Sunday's Top Sports Buzz
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The Big East Tournament starts in less then a week, the Big 12 follows suit, and Kobe and the Lakers are, as we speak, preparing to pay a visit to the league-leading Spurs.

That’s my kind of Sunday.

Let's start with some college basketball.

The Pitt Panthers have secured the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament with a 60-50 win over No. 19 Villanova. The conference’s preseason darling has made good on their promise and will enter the Big East Tournament as the No. 1 seed for the third time in school history.

The following is nearly verbatim from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review:

The Panthers receive the ever-beneficial double-bye into the quarterfinals and play their opening game against No. 8 Georgetown, No. 9 Connecticut or No. 16 DePaul at noon on Thursday.

Not to be outdone, the Big 12 has unveiled the bracket for their annual conference dual as well. Perennial top seed Kansas took until this past week to lock up said honor, and did so only by default when Texas fell to Kansas State. Nevertheless, they too receive the coveted Wednesday bye, and will open their tournament Thursday against the winner of Nebraska/Oklahoma State.

We’ll also be covering a hot day in the NBA.

The defending champions visit the team with the best record in the league in a game that means little for seeding, but a lot for the playoffs. And just prior to that, Derrick Rose visits LeBron in a game that means a lot for seeding and a lot for the playoffs.

It’s 8:45 a.m. in Los Angeles, I have my cup of coffee (ice cream) and I’m ready to keep you up to date.

Stay tuned. (Or rather you can change the channel, but just keep your browser open.)

(ps- Check out this B/R article, selected with the purest form of nepotism, on the top rivalries currently in the league.)

(pps- Thank you, Robert Kleeman. Egg + face = link.)

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