The 2012 Big East Tournament moves through the quarterfinal round in Day 3, and the final matchup of the day features the No. 3 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 6 seed South Florida Bulls. The Irish have been waiting patiently thanks to their premium seed, while the Bulls knocked off No. 14-seed Villanova 56-47 on Wednesday.
In the only head-to-head matchup this season, the Irish pulled off a relatively comfortable 60-49 win at home, thanks to 15 points and added 13 rebounds from Scott Martin and 16 more from Jack Cooley. They shot 48 percent from the floor while South Florida only managed 1-13 accuracy behind the three-point line, so if the Bulls get hot behind the arc the rematch might get a bit more exciting.
Here is a look some information to help you find the game on Thursday night:
No. 6 South Florida Bulls (20-12, 12-6 Big East) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (21-10, 13-5 Big East)
Game Date/Time: Thursday, March 8th, Approx. 8:00 P.M. CST
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York
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