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