Louisville Cardinals guard Peyton Siva (3) and guard Russ Smith (2) congratulate Louisville Cardinals head coach Rick Pitino after the championship game against the Syracuse Orange at the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. Louisville won 78-61. (Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports)
The Big East as we know it may be finished forever, but at least the once-legendary basketball conference will have the opportunity to go out with a bang.
[March Madness: Get your bracket here]
After winning the conference tournament, coach Rick Pitino’s squad not only earn a top seed in the Dance, but was named the field’s No. 1-overall team.
In all, eight teams from the Big East earned a berth in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and the chance to send their conference into the sunset on top.
Without further ado …
1-seed, Midwest region: Louisville Cardinals
2-seed, South region: Georgetown Hoyas
3-seed, East region: Marquette Golden Eagles
4-seed, East region: Syracuse Orange
7-seed, West region: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
8-seed, West region: Pittsburgh Panthers
8-seed, South region: Villanova Wildcats
10-seed, Midwest region: Cincinnati Bearcats
After LeBron James buried a game-winning layup in overtime to lead the Miami Heat over the Indiana Pacers, fans on Twitter went absolutely nuts.
With no time remaining in overtime, LeBron James hit a game-winning layup to give the Miami Heat a Game 1 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Down three in his Pacers’ Game 1 conference finals showdown against Miami, Indiana’s Paul George buried a buzzer beating three pointer to force overtime.
This dad snagged a foul ball in one hand while holding his baby in the other during the San Francisco Giants-Washington Nationals game.
During Miami’s Game 1 Eastern conference finals showdown against Indiana, the Heat’s Norris Cole took a very liberal arm swing to David West’s nut region.
This is the thigh of a Buffalo Bills fan. On it is a massive tattoo of OJ Simpson’s mugshot.