Big East tourney: End of an era

Preview: This will be the final Big East tournament for eight of these teams

Updated: March 12, 2013, 6:12 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

The 34th edition of the Big East men's basketball tournament tips off Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

Enjoy it, folks, because it'll be the last of its kind.

Yes, there will be a Big East next season. And it'll include the Catholic 7 -- St. John's, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Villanova, Marquette, Providence and DePaul -- plus some new additions yet to be confirmed.

But for eight other teams, this is their final Big East go-round.

So, so long Syracuse, Pittsburgh, ...

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