Trying to Figure out the Bearcats Seed

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Don't spend too much time trying to figure out who and when the Bearcats will play in the first-round of the BIG EAST Tournament on Friday at the XL Center.  Doing so will make your head spin.  Spots 9 through 14 are separated by two games, with one to play.  This much I know:
  1. The Bearcats will wrap-up their regular season tomorrow night at Marquette.  A win over the Golden Eagles would tie the two teams and give UC the tie-breaker.  It would also potentially make things even more confusing.
  2. Cincinnati will play on Friday in the 1st-round.  They can not fall below the 14-seed and can get as high as the 11. 
  3. With that said, the 'Cats will either play in the 12/13 game at Noon or the 11/14 game at 8 p.m.. 
  4. Possible first-round opponents are: Syracuse, USF, Pittsburgh, Marquette and Louisville. 
  5. The Bearcats and Golden Eagles play the final regular season game (8 p.m. EST tip) and we should know the first-round opponent shortly after the final horn sounds. 
Yesterday was a tough loss for the red and black.  The Bearcats came out with great enthusiasm only to see an athletic Pitt team take over in the second half en route to the victory.  On a short turnaround, the team left today for Milwaukee and will have little time to prepare for Marquette.  The Golden Eagles are in the same boat having played on the road last night at West Virginia.

Remember, the Bearcats knocked off Marquette last year in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament. 

I will head to Milwaukee tomorrow afternoon and have the call for you live, beginning with pre-game coverage at 7:45 p.m. EST.  To listen live CLICK HERE

In the meantime, if you really want to make your head spin, assume the Bearcats defeat Marquette, Pittsburgh loses versus St. John's and Louisville falls at Rutgers.  That would leave four teams tied for 11th at 5-11 in conference play.  Thankfully, someone else will let me know how things shake out in that scenario. 

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