Big East Mens Basketball Tournament Previews
2014 Big East Tournament Preview:
The Big East may have a new look, but it’s still one of the strongest in the country, and it’s proven just that so far in 2014. Villanova leads the conference at the moment and is ranked #6 across college basketball. They’ve knocked off teams like #2 Kansas and #23 Iowa. Creighton is not far behind, ranking #18 in the country. The Bluejays are one of only two teams to beat Villanova this season. Xavier, Marquette and Providence could provide a major upset in the tournament leading up to March Madness.
2013 Big East Tournament Preview:
Besides the Big Ten no other conference brings such a high level of talent to the table as the Big East does. Louisville and Georgetown are the likely Big East favorites in 2013 but the championship trophy won't come easy. Villanova was able to prove that the Hoyas were still beatable snapping their 11-game winning streak and Marquette's emergence over the years should never be overlooked. Having remained among the nation's top teams all season long Syracuse brings some stiff competition to the tourney despite their late season struggles. Adding Notre Dame and Pittsburgh to an already stout bracket of fierce contenders complicates predictions even more.
The 2013 Big East Tournament will be a true finale for the conference and a great way to remember one of the most dominant collections of NCAA basketball teams. Madness will commence on March 12th and tickets the last Big East Basketball Tournament won't last long.
2012 NCAA BIG EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Location: New York City, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Games: 15 total, divided into 8 sessions over 5 days
Dates: March 6th - 10th
2012 Big East Tournament Preview:
The Big East basketball tournament is one of the most prestigious tourneys in the country each year. This year should be no different as Jim Boeheim brings his top-ranked Syracuse Orange into the mecca of basketball to try to win the Big East crown. Syracuse comes in with the best record, but upstarts Marquette and Notre Dame are talented enough to win. The Big East tournament is one where every team has a chance; in 2011 Connecticut won the conference tournament as a #9 seed to jumpstart their run to a National Championship. The bright lights of New York City will be shining on the 2012 Big East Tournament and one of those teams is going to walk out of Madison Square Garden with a trophy and momentum towards the Final Four.
2011 Big East Tournament:
With seven teams in the AP Top 20 at the end of the season, the Big East is assured a lion's share of the NCAA tournament brackets. But can another upstart add to the Big East's amazing number of teams the conference is sending to the Big Dance? It's going to be a rough-and-tumble tournament regardless, and one you definitely don't want to miss out on experiencing!
Tuesday, March 8 - First Round
NO. 9 Connecticut 97, NO. 16 DePaul 71
NO. 12 Seton Hall 70, NO. 13 Rutgers 76
NO. 10 Villanova 69, NO. 15 USF 70
NO. 11 Marquette 87, NO. 14 Providence 66
Wednesday, March 9 - Second Round
NO. 8 Georgetown 62, NO. 9 Connecticut 79
NO. 5 St. John's 65, NO. 13 Rutgers 63
NO. 7 Cincinatti 87, NO. 15 USF 67
NO. 6 West Virginia 61. NO. 11 Marquette 67
Thursday, March 10 - Quarterfinals
No. 1 Pittsburgh 74, NO. 9 Connecticut 76
NO. 4 Syracuse 79 NO. 5 St. John's 73
NO. 2 Notre Dame 89, NO. 7 Cincinatti 51
NO. 3 Louisville 81, NO. 11 Marquette 56
Friday, March 11 - Semifinals
NO. 9 Connecticut 76, NO. 4 Syracuse 74
NO. 2 Notre Dame 77, NO. 3 Louisville 83
Saturday, March 12 - Championship
NO. 9 Connecticut 69, NO. 3 Louisville 66
2010 Big East Tournament Preview:
The 2010 Big East Men's basketball tournament will once again be played at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Garden will host all 7 sessions of the 2010 Big East Tournament between March 9th and 12th. The 2010 Big East Tourney will feature a bunch of the top teams in all of college basketball, including: the Villanova Wildcats, Syracuse Orange, West Virginia Mountaineers, Georgetown Hoyas and Pittsburgh Panthers. Expect to see a lot of fireworks at MSG during the Big East Tournament as top players and coaches square off for a chance to bring home a Big East conference title.