2:31 PM ET, March 8, 2012
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Yancy Gates and his 260 pounds rumbled up and down the floor for 46 minutes in another multiple-OT classic at the Big East tournament.The Cincinnati senior was still such a force in the second overtime Thursday that the Georgetown defense swarmed to him on the Bearcats' final possession, freeing Cashmere Wright to hit the winning shot in a 72-70 quarterfinal victory over the Hoyas (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP).
This was the first multiple-overtime game at the Big East tournament since Syracuse beat UConn in six OTs in the 2009 quarterfinals. ... The game had seven ties and 18 lead changes. ... The Orange beat the Bearcats 60-53 in Cincinnati on Jan. 23 in the teams' lone meeting this season.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-62 (.484)||28-72 (.389)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-10 (.200)||2-21 (.095)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-15 (.533)||14-21 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|