Big East Basketball Tournament 2011: Who Needs To Win To Make the Big Dance?

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Big East Basketball Tournament 2011: Who Needs To Win To Make the Big Dance?
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Championship week is now under way, as no-name teams attempt to make statements, the big boys hope to further underline their dominance and "down to the wire" games are anything but scarce.

Last year's Big East Tournament final had the West Virginia Mountaineers holding up the trophy, as they went down in school history as the first team to win the NCAA men's Big East Tournament.

The tournament is only one day in the books, and already there have been upsets.

Rutgers edged out Seton Hall and Jeremy Hazell in an overtime thriller, 76-70. On the other side of the bracket, the University of South Florida overcame a double-digit halftime deficit to come back and beat the struggling Villanova Wildcats, handing them their fifth consecutive loss.

Join B/R and myself in ranking the three teams that need the 2011 Big East tourney title the most.

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