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Big East won't dump tourney format

Updated: August 24, 2010, 10:50 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

After watching three of the top four seeds lose in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament last March, the conference's men's basketball coaches were in agreement that the double-bye system was unfair.

Losses by Syracuse, Villanova and Pittsburgh, which earned double-byes in the 16-team tournament at New York City's Madison Square Garden, was enough for a unanimous vote when the coaches met last May to do away with the system for the 2011 tournament.

But that ...

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