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Breaking down the Big East Conference basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Big East Conference Championship, which will be hosted once again at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova Wildcats forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scores against Creighton Bluejays forward Damien Jefferson in the first half at CHI Health Center Omaha. Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The Big East Conference Championship stretches from March 10-13, and once again returns to the World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.. The tournament will include 11 teams, who will play single-elimination games with no reseeding.

All games will be broadcast on FS1, except for the championship that will air in primetime at 6:30 p.m. on the Saturday before Selection Sunday.

Villanova is the No. 1 seed and is looking to win their fourth Big East Tournament in a row, but with an injury to senior point guard Collin Gillespie teams such as Creighton and a streaking UConn might be thinking about cutting down the nets more than they did a week ago.

Here is the schedule for the 2021 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden:

Wednesday, March 10, First Round

Game 1: No. 8 Georgetown 68-49 over No. 9 Marquette
Game 2: No. 10 Butler 70-69 over No. 7 Xavier
Game 3: No. 11 DePaul 70-62 over No. 6 Providence

Thursday, March 11, Quarterfinals

Game 4: No. 8 Georgetown 72-71 over No. 1 Villanova
Game 5: No. 5 Seton Hall 77-69 over No. 4 St. John’s
Game 6: No. 2 Creighton 87-56 over No. 10 Butler
Game 7: No. 3 Connecticut 94-60 over No. 11 DePaul

Friday, March 12: Semifinals

Game 8: No. 8 Georgetown 66-58 over No. 5 Seton Hall
Game 9: No. 2 Creighton 69-66 over No. 3 Connecticut

Saturday, March 13: Championship game

Game 10: No. 8 Georgetown 73-48 over No. 2 Creighton

An amazing story for the Hoyas, who enter Madison Square Garden as a No. 8 seed in an 11-team tournament, and walk out with an NCAA Tournament bid led by Knicks legend Patrick Ewing. They will likely be a 13 seed or so in The Big Dance, but will have earned every bit of it.