2010 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 Big East Men's
Basketball Tournament
Tournament Logo
Tournament Logo
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
Teams 16
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions West Virginia (1st title)
Winning coach Bob Huggins (1st title)
MVP Da'Sean Butler West Virginia
Television ESPN
Post-Big East
tournament(s)
2010 NIT, 2010 NCAA,
2010 CBI, 2010 CIT
Big East Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»
2009–10 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Syracuse 15 3   .833     30 5   .857
#6 West Virginia 13 5   .722     31 7   .816
#9 Villanova 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
#18 Pittsburgh 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Marquette 11 7   .611     22 12   .647
Louisville 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
#14 Georgetown 10 8   .556     23 11   .676
Notre Dame 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
South Florida 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Seton Hall 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Cincinnati 7 11   .389     19 16   .543
Connecticut 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
St. John's 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
DePaul 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
2010 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2009-10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place in March 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Georgetown Hoyas 60–58 in the tournament finals to receive the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. It was West Virginia's first Big East Tournament championship. This was the second Big East tournament to include all 16 of the conference's teams. The teams finishing 9 through 16 in the regular season standings played first round games, while teams 5 through 8 received byes to the second round. The top 4 teams during the regular season received double-byes to the quarterfinals.[2]

Seeds[edit]

2010 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker[3]
1. ‡†Syracuse 15–3 28–3
2. Pittsburgh 13–5 24–7 2–1 vs. WVU/NOVA
3. West Virginia 13–5 24–6 2–2 vs. PITT/NOVA
4. Villanova 13–5 24–6 1–2 vs. PITT/WVU
5. #Marquette 11–7 20–10 1–0 vs. LOU
6. #Louisville 11–7 20–11 0–1 vs. MARQ
7. #Notre Dame 10–8 21–10 1–0 vs. GTWN
8. #Georgetown 10–8 20–9 0–1 vs. ND
9. South Florida 9–9 19–11 1–0 vs. HALL
10. Seton Hall 9–9 18–11 0–1 vs. USF
11. Cincinnati 7–11 16–14 2–0 vs. CONN
12. Connecticut 7–11 17–14 0–2 vs. CIN
13. St. John's 6–12 16–14
14. Rutgers 5–13 15–16
15. Providence 4–14 12–18
16. DePaul 1–17 8–22
‡ – Big East regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.[4]
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Bracket[edit]

All times Eastern. Rankings from AP Poll.

First Round
Tuesday, March 9
Second Round
Wednesday, March 10
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 12
9  South Florida 58  
16  DePaul 49     9  South Florida 49  
         8  #22 Georgetown 69  
           8  #22 Georgetown 91  
           1  #3 Syracuse 84  
               
               
           8  #22 Georgetown 80
12  Connecticut 51       5  Marquette 57
13  St. John's 73     13  St. John's 55  
         5  Marquette 57  
           5  Marquette 80  
           4  #10 Villanova 76  
                    
                    
      
First Round
Tuesday, March 9
Second Round
Wednesday, March 10
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 12
10  Seton Hall 109  
15  Providence 106     10  Seton Hall 56  
         7  Notre Dame 68  
           7  Notre Dame 50  
           2  #16 Pittsburgh 45  
               
               
           7  Notre Dame 51
11  Cincinnati 69       3  #7 West Virginia 53
14  Rutgers 68     11  Cincinnati 69  
         6  Louisville 66  
           11  Cincinnati 51  
           3  #7 West Virginia 54  
                    
                    
      

Championship Game[edit]

Big East Tournament Final
Saturday, March 13
     
8 #22 Georgetown 58
3 #7 West Virginia 60

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2009-10." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-25-10.
  2. ^ "16-Team Men's Championship Format" (PDF) (Press release). Big East Conference. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ Tie Breaking Procedures
  4. ^ "Orange top Red Storm to win Big East title outright for second time". ESPN.com. Published 03-02-2010. Retrieved 03-02-2010.

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