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Baseball defeats Louisville, advances to BET semifinals

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The UConn baseball team got a massive win today, defeating top-seeded Louisville 4-1 today in the second round of the Big East tournament. The win guarantees the fifth-seeded Huskies a spot in the tournament semifinals and puts them in a very good position to advance to the championship game of the double-elimination tournament. UConn was led by sophomore pitcher Anthony Marzi, who allowed only three hits. Marzi has put up stellar numbers this season, posting a 2.79 ERA, but a dearth of run support meant that today's win was only his third, against eight losses.

The game was pushed from last night until this morning because of rain, and that might wind up working out in UConn's favor. The Huskies will take on the winner of Louisville and USF tomorrow at 1 p.m. (BigEast.tv, WTIC.com and WHUS will have coverage). However, the fact that the Huskies won their first two games means that if they lose that first game their opponent would have to beat them again in an evening matchup. If top-seeded Louisivlle forced that evening game it would be their fourth in 30 hours. The other possible opponent, No. 4 USF, lost to UConn on Wednesday, but swept the Huskies during the regular season, however the Bulls have never beaten UConn in the Big East tournament.

We'll be following along with the action tomorrow on twitter (feel free to chime in in the comments below). Should the Huskies advance they'll play in the championship game on Sunday, which will be broadcast on ESPNU. If that happens we will be sure to have an OpenThread.