Update 2:18: Cincinnati beats Providence, 61-44. The performance by the Friars probably knocks them out of the NCAA Tournament.
In other news: A new Pope has been named. Of course, it comes after the Friars lose and Seton Hall gets ready to play Syracuse.
Walked by a priest (I assume Seton Hall's) in the press room and said "congratulations." He looked at me like I had two heads. #GetOnTwitter— Jeremy Ryan (@JeremyRyan44) March 13, 2013
Update 1:20 p.m.: Providence has clawed back into this one, as it trails 31-25 with about 18 minutes to play in the second half.
Though, that's not why I am updating. Here's a picture sent by TNIAAM's Jeremy Ryan, who has situated himself at Madison Square Garden. Make sure you follow him @JeremyRyan44.
Update 12:32 p.m.: Cincinnati and Providence have reached the under-8 timeout of the first half, and the Bearcats lead 20-6.
Early on this is shaping into a slightly-better version of the Seton Hall-USF game on Tuesday night. (For now it is slightly better, of course, until, Cincinnati goes cold for the 3-point line and decides to keep shooting them.)
Anyway, here's Cincy head coach Mick Cronin losing his mind (which is always fun to watch).
Though, these are not the top-notch match-ups every Big East fan is waiting for there should be some close games played at MSG. Lets just hope we have the least-watchable games out of the way and from here on out it will be nothing but great hoops that The Garden usually produces.
Anyway, comments and thoughts are welcomed below.
If anything notable happens (a silly GIF, a buzzer-beating finish a crazy post-game press conference) we will have the update here.