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Live updates: Atlantic 10 quarterfinals and Big East semifinals

Among the games in Atlantic City is an all-Big 5 showdown between 10-seed La Salle and 2-seed Temple.

Live updates: Atlantic 10 quarterfinals and Big East semifinals

Lavoy Allen and the Temple Owls have won three straight Atlantic Ten tournament championships. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Lavoy Allen and the Temple Owls have won three straight Atlantic Ten tournament championships. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)

NEW YORK - Welcome to another crazy day on the college basketball landscape.

During the afternoon and early evening, many eyes in the Northeast will be trained on Atlantic City, as the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament are played at Boardwalk Hall.

Then, once the sun goes down, attention will turn to Madison Square Garden and the semifinals of the Big East Tournament.

Among the games in Atlantic City is an all-Big 5 showdown between 10-seed La Salle and 2-seed Temple. My Philly.com colleague Dave Isaac will be there, and he'll be chatting live from courtside.

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I'll be at the Garden for the Big East doubleheader, and I'll join the party for the 7 p.m. tipoff between Connecticut and Syracuse.

Before then, you'll be able to get live updates on action across the nation in the console below.

Here's the rundown of Atlantic 10 and Big East games today:

Atlantic 10

12:00 p.m.: 9. Dayton vs. 1. Xavier (Comcast SportsNet)
2:30 p.m.: 12. Saint Joseph's vs. 4. Duquesne (Comcast SportsNet)
6:30 p.m.: 10. La Salle vs. 2. Temple (Comcast Network)
9:00 p..m.: 6. Richmond vs. 3. Rhode Island (Comcast Network)

Big East

7:00 p.m.: 9. Connecticut vs. 4. Syracuse (ESPN)
9:30 p.m.: 3. Louisville vs. 2. Notre Dame (ESPN)

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Also, if you haven't seen it yet, check out my post on The Goalkeeper in which a Gus Johnson-Bill Raftery basketball call is mashed up with U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan's famous World Cup goal against Algeria this past summer. It's pretty neat.

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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