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Big East Tournament 2012 Bracket: Cincinnati Will Face Georgetown In Quaterfinals

The Georgetown Hoyas advanced to a Big East Tournament quarterfinal showdown against the Cincinnati Bearcats with a 64-52 victory over Pittsburgh Wednesday afternoon. Georgetown (23-7, 12-6) will play Cincinnati (22-9, 12-6) Thursday at 2 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.

The Bearcats defeated the Hoyas, 68-64, on January 9th in the team's only matchup this season. Cincinnati earned the No. 4 seed and a double-bye on the strength of that head-to-head win, while Georgetown slipped to the five-seed.

Georgetown is led by Jason Clarke at 14.3 points per game, while Cincinnati is led by Sean Kilpatrick at 14.7 points per game.

The winner of Thursday's showdown will take on the winner of No. 1 Syracuse vs. No. 9 UConn on Friday.

For more on the Hoyas, visit Casual Hoya, SB Nation's Georgetown blog. For more on the Bearcats, visit Down The Drive, SB Nation's Cincinnati blog. For all your Big East news during championship week, check out Big East Coast Bias. Click here for more on the 2012 Big East Tournament.

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