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  • Georgetown 91, Syracuse 84: Top-seeded Syracuse waited until the third day to play its first game of the Big East tournament. It was a one-and-done. To make matters worse, Arinze Onuaku hurt his knee in the loss, but early signs point to the big man's being ready for the NCAA Tournament next week. Of course, the other story is Georgetown, which got 27 points from Chris Wright and its first win in three games this season against its archrival.
  • Marquette 80, Villanova 76: The second quarterfinal of the day also saw the third meeting between the two teams. This one was, like the two previous Marquette-Villanova games, a close one. Villanova, once 20-1, is now 24-7 and will not carry much momentum into the NCAA tournament. Marquette, however, sees its seedline improve every day.
  • Notre Dame 50, Pittsburgh 45: Notre Dame wasn't a tournament team when it played Pittsburgh on Feb. 24. The Irish have punched their ticket and then some. With Luke Harangody coming off the bench and Notre Dame's reinventing itself, the Irish could be a dangerous team the rest of the week in New York and wherever it ends up in the NCAAs.
  • West Virginia 54, Cincinnati 51: Da’Sean Butler banked a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make West Virginia the only team with a double-bye to advance to Friday's semifinals. Cincinnati, which didn't shoot well at all, saw its dream run end.
  • Blues 2, Islanders 1 (SO): Matt Moulson scored with 10 seconds to go in the first period, but the Islanders fell quiet after that and lost in a shootout. Martin Biron made 35 saves in the loss.
Photograph of Georgetown's Chris Wright driving past Syracuse's Rick Jackson and Wes Johnson by Frank Franklin/AP