Bearcats win the Big East

PITTSBURGH -- In a wild game befitting of the circumstances, Cincinnati emerged as the Big East champion with a 45-44 win.

Cincinnati trailed Pitt 31-10 in the second quarter and 38-24 in the fourth quarter but tied it up with 5:46 left.

The Bearcats are likely going to the Sugar Bowl to play the loser of tonight's SEC championship game.