Cincinnati topples Syracuse; faces Louisville in finals

Cincinnati Bearcats players celebrate after winning their semifinal game, 71-68, against the top-seeded Syracuse Orange last night in the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden (Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE).

And then there were two: Cincinnati (26-9) and Louisville (28-9) advance to Big East tournament final. The championship game is tonight at 9 ET on ESPN.

In other Big East news ...

Louisville's win means ... more InfraRED unis.

On the lighter side, Dan Rubenstein looks at Big East tournament life outside MSG (video).

The Science of Bracketology: various pundits have some Big East teams still "on the bubble" for the NCAA tournament. Pick your favorite prognosticator: FOX Sports, SI.com, USA Today, CBS Sports, Yahoo-Rivals, or ESPN.

Warde Manuel is set to take up his duties this week as UConn AD.

Six degrees of connection to the Big East for Temple's Steve Addazio.

Boise State receives verbal commitment from Arizona QB prospect.

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