1987 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1987 Big East Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 9
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Georgetown (5th title)
Winning coach John Thompson (5th title)
MVP Reggie Williams Georgetown
Post-Big East
tournament(s)
1987 NIT, 1987 NCAA
Big East Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«1986  1988»
1986–87 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Georgetown 12 4   .750     29 5   .853
#12 Pittsburgh 12 4   .750     25 8   .758
#10 Syracuse 12 4   .750     31 7   .816
Providence 10 6   .625     25 9   .735
St. John's 10 6   .625     21 9   .700
Villanova 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 4 12   .250     15 14   .517
Boston College 3 13   .188     11 18   .379
Connecticut 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
† 1987 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 1987[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 5 to March 8, 1987. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1987 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. Georgetown had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed.

Georgetown defeated Syracuse in the championship game 69–59, to claim its fifth Big East Tournament championship.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 5, 1987
Quarterfinals
March 6, 1987
Semifinals
March 7, 1987
Championship Game
March 8, 1987
                                     
        
  1  Georgetown 56  
    8  Boston College 51  
8  Boston College 61
9  Connecticut 59  
  1  Georgetown 84  
  4  Providence 66  
        
        
  4  Providence 80
    5  St. John's 51  
      
        
  1  Georgetown 69
  3  Syracuse 59
        
        
  3  Syracuse 72
    6  Villanova 66  
      
        
  3  Syracuse 99
  2  Pittsburgh 85  
        
        
  2  Pittsburgh 102
    7  Seton Hall 79  
      

Games[edit]

Final[edit]

March 8
Syracuse 59, Georgetown 69
Scoring by half: 32–39, 27–30
Pts: Sherman Douglas 20
Rebs: Rony Seikaly 8
Asts: Sherman Douglas 8
Pts: Reggie Williams 25
Rebs: Reggie Williams 9
Asts: Bobby Winston 7
Madison Square Garden
Attendance: 19,591

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Reggie Williams, Georgetown

All Tournament Team

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