Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Buh-Bye: Irish Secure Second Straight First Round Bye

After another wild weekend on the hardwood, the top four spots were official secured for next week's Big East Tournament. Despite the Irish causing many to pull out the Pepto Bismal bottle yesterday at DePual, Notre Dame is no worse than fourth in the league standings. Depending on what unfolds this week, the Irish could move up a spot and be in a whole different bracket.

Below is what the Big East Tournament would look like if it ended today:
1st Round
8.) Cincinnati vs. 9.) Villanova
5.) Marquette vs. 12.) Providence
7.) W. Virginia vs. 10.) Seton Hall
6.) Pittsburgh vs. 11.) Syracuse

1.) Georgetown vs. Cincinnati/Villanova winner
4.) Notre Dame vs. Marquette/Providence winner
2.) Louisville vs. West Virginia/Seton Hall winner
3.) Connecticut vs. Pittsburgh/Syracuse winner

Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner
Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner

Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner

A lot will still be sorted out this week, but first things first for the Irish as the Red Storm close out the home portion for the 2007-08 schedule and then off on the road to the always dangerous South Florida. Whatever happens, happens as Notre Dame will have to play at its best to survive for another day!

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