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Monday / December 18.
  • Pitino Finally Gets Elusive Big East Crown; List of Automatic Bids

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    NEW YORK – The Louisville players came bounding off the bench and began jumping up and down and chest-bumping one another all over the Madison Square Garden floor.

    With their 76-66 victory over an inspired but worn-out Syracuse team in the Big East Championship game, the top-seeded Cardinals scored the program’s first Big East title.

    And they finally gave Rick Pitino the one college title that has eluded him.

    Read the full story here.

    LIST OF AUTOMATIC BIDS

    Akron – Mid-American

    Alabama State – Southwestern Athletic

    American – Patriot League

    Binghamton – America East

    Cal State Northridge – Big West

    Chattanooga – Southern

    Cleveland State – Horizon League

    Cornell – Ivy League

    East Tennessee State – Atlantic Sun

    Gonzaga – West Coast

    Louisville – Big East

    Memphis – Conference USA

    Missouri – Big 12

    Morehead State – Ohio VAlley

    Morgan State – Mid-Eastern Athletic

    North Dakota State – Summit League

    Northern Iowa – Missouri Valley

    Portland State – Big Sky

    Radford – Big South

    Robert Morris – Northeast

    Siena – MAAC

    Temple – Atlantic 10

    USC – Pac 10

    Utah – Mountain West

    Utah State – Western Athletic

    Virginia Commonwealth – Colonial Athletic Association

    Western Kentucky – Sun Belt

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.