McCoughtry, Burke lift Louisville to semifinals
March, 8, 2009
By Graham Hays
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The first year of an expanded field at the Big East tournament sparked upsets in Friday's opening round, but only the top eight teams remained as play began in Sunday's quarterfinals (and according to seemingly everyone who endured it, which thankfully didn't include me, Friday's Seton Hall-Georgetown game offered incontrovertible evidence as to why it's a bad idea to bring every team to Hartford). But since only South Florida seemed to have any doubt about its NCAA tournament outlook among the quarterfinalists, and might have erased some worry with Saturday's win, it seems like a good day to keep a running log of four pretty compelling games. Or three compelling games, plus Connecticut's latest audition for perfection.
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