The Louisville Cardinals won the 2012 Big East Tournament defeating Cincinnati 50-44 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

For Louisville, the tournament's No. 7 seed, it is their second Big East title. Cincinnati was playing in its first Big East championship.

Peyton Silva was named tournament MVP - Silva scored 10 points to go along with four assists in the title game.

The Cardinals have an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament.

Final - Saturday

Louisville 50, Cincinnati 44

Semifinals - Friday

Cincinnati 71, Syracuse 68

Louisville 64, Notre Dame 50

Quarterfinals - Thursday

Syracuse 58, UConn 55

Cincinnati 72, Georgetown 70 - F/2OT

Louisville 84, Marquette 71

Notre Dame 57, South Florida 53

Second Round - Wednesday

UConn 71, West Virginia 67 - F/OT

Georgetown 64, Pittsburgh 52

Louisville 61, Seton Hall 55

South Florida 56, Villanova 47

First Round

UConn 81, DePaul 67

Pittsburgh 73, St. John's 59

Seton Hall 79, Providence 47

Villanova 70, Rutgers 49