2012–13 Big East Conference men's basketball season
|2012–13 Big East Conference men's basketball season|
|League||NCAA Division I|
|Duration||December 31, 2012
through March 9, 2013
|Number of teams||15|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, CBS,|
|Co-Champions||Georgetown, Louisville, & Marquette|
|Season MVP||Otto Porter|
|Tournament MVP||Peyton Siva (LOU)|
|Big East Conference men's basketball seasons|
|2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings|
|#23 Notre Dame||11||–||7||.611||25||–||10||.714|
|† 2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties
The 2012–13 Big East Conference men's basketball season began with practices on October 2012 and ended with the 2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden March 12–16, 2013 in Manhattan, New York. The regular season began in November, with the conference schedule starting on December 31, 2012. 2012-13 marked the 34th year of the Big East, and the 2013 men's basketball Championship marked the 31st anniversary of the Big East at Madison Square Garden, the longest-running conference tournament at one venue in the country. With West Virginia now in the Big 12, the 2012-13 Big East Conference schedule included 4 repeat games.
UConn was ineligible for postseason tournament participation due to low APR scores, The Huskies were also ineligible for the 2013 Big East Tournament; the school unsuccessfully appealed the ruling.
The 2012-13 season was the last for the Big East in its original form. In December 2012, the seven Big East schools that do not sponsor Division I FBS football—DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, and Villanova, collectively called the "Catholic 7"—announced they would leave the Big East to start a new conference of their own. On March 8, 2013, the "Catholic 7" and the remaining Big East schools announced a separation agreement. Under the agreement, the "Catholic 7" purchased the Big East name and the contract with Madison Square Garden for the conference tournament, and began operating under the Big East name beginning on July 1, 2013. The remaining schools, which kept the charter of the original Big East, announced on April 3 that they would operate as the American Athletic Conference (The American). This was also the final season for Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse, all of which left for the ACC on July 1, 2013. On the same day, SMU, UCF, Memphis, Houston, and Temple became full members of The American.
- 1 Preseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Rankings
- 4 Postseason
- 5 Awards and honors
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 See also
Predicted Big East results
|Big East Coaches||Big East Writers|
|T-1.||Louisville (14)||Louisville (15)|
|3.||Notre Dame (1)||Notre Dame|
|8.||South Florida||South Florida|
|10.||St. John's||St. John's|
|14.||Seton Hall||Seton Hall|
first place votes
2012-13 Preseason All-Big East Teams
|First Team||Second Team||Honorable Mention|
|Sean Kilpatrick, G., CIN
Otto Porter, G., GTWN
Gorgui Dieng, C., LOU
Jack Cooley, F., ND
Vincent Council, G., PROV
|Shabazz Napier, G., UCONN
Cleveland Melvin, F., DEP
D'Angelo Harrison, G., STJ
Anthony Collins, G., USF
Brandon Triche, G., SYR
|Chane Behanan, F., LOU
Jerian Grant, G., ND
Tray Woodall, G., PITT
C. J. Fair, F., SYR
|Naismith||John Wooden Award|
|Chane Behanan, LOU
Michael Carter-Williams, SYR
Jack Cooley, ND
Gorgui Dieng, LOU
Sean Kilpatrick, CIN
Otto Porter, GTWN
Peyton Siva, LOU
|Chane Behanan, F., LOU
Jack Cooley, F., ND
Vincent Council, G., PROV
Gorgui Dieng, C., LOU
Sean Kilpatrick, G., CIN
Otto Porter, F., GTWN
Peyton Siva, G., LOU
- Mick Cronin, Cincinnati
- Kevin Ollie, Connecticut
- Oliver Purnell, DePaul
- John Thompson III, Georgtown
- Rick Pitino, Louisville
- Buzz Williams, Marquette
- Mike Brey, Notre Dame
- Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh
- Ed Cooley, Providence
- Mike Rice, Rutgers
- Steve Lavin, St. John's
- Kevin Willard, Seton Hall
- Stan Heath, South Florida
- Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
- Jay Wright, Villanova
This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. (x) indicates games scheduled this season.
|Cincinnati||Connecticut||DePaul||Georgetown||Louisville||Marquette||Notre Dame||Pittsburgh||Providence||Rutgers||St. John's||Seton Hall||South Florida||Syracuse||Villanova|
|vs. Notre Dame||0–2||1–0||0–2||1–0||1–1||1–0||–||0–1||1–0||0–1||1–1||0–1||0–1||1–0||0–1|
|vs. St. John's||0–1||0–1||0–2||2–0||1–0||1–0||1–1||1–0||1–0||1–1||–||0–1||0–1||1–0||1–0|
|vs. Seton Hall||1–0||1–0||0–1||1–0||2–0||2–0||1–0||1–0||2–0||2–0||1–0||–||0–1||1–0||0–1|
|vs. South Florida||1-0||1–1||0–1||0–1||2–0||2–0||1–0||1–0||1–0||1–0||1–0||1–0||–||1–0||2–0|
As of completion of games on March 6th
|Improvement in ranking.|
|Drop in ranking.|
|RV||Received votes, but were not ranked.|
|C||ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll|
|Pre||Wk 1||Wk 2||Wk 3||Wk 4||Wk 5||Wk 6||Wk 7||Wk 8||Wk 9||Wk 10||Wk 11||Wk 12||Wk 13||Wk 14||Wk 15||Wk 16||Wk 17||Wk 18||FINAL|
|Georgetown||AP||RV||20||15||15||15||15||15||19||RV||RV||RV||20||15||11||7||5 (2)||5 (2)||8|
|Louisville||AP||2(20)||2 (18)||2 (19)||5||5||6||5||4||4||3||1 (36)||5||12||11||12||10||10||8||8||2 (20)|
|C||2 (5)||2 (4)||2 (5)||6||6||6||4||3||4||4||1 (18)||5||13||12||12||10||9||6 (1)||6 (1)||2 (1)|
Throughout the conference regular season, the Big East names a player of the week and rookie of the week each Monday.
|Week||Player of the week||Rookie of the week|
|November 19, 2012||Shabazz Napier, G, Connecticut||Ryan Arcidiacono, G, Villanova|
|November 26, 2012||Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati||JaKarr Sampson, F, St. John's|
|December 3, 2012||James Southerland, G, Syracuse||James Robinson, G, Pittsburgh|
|December 10, 2012||Fuquan Edwin, G, Seton Hall||JaKarr Sampson, F, St. John's|
|December 17, 2012||Chane Behanan, F, Louisville||JaKarr Sampson, F, St. John's|
|December 23, 2012||Victor Rudd, F, South Florida||Omar Calhoun, G, Connecticut|
|December 31, 2012||Russ Smith, G, Louisville||Ryan Arcidiacono, G, Villanova|
|January 7, 2013||Brandon Triche, G, Syracuse||Ryan Arcidiacono, G, Villanova|
|January 14, 2013|
|January 21, 2013|
|January 28, 2013|
|February 4, 2013|
|February 11, 2013|
|February 18, 2013|
|February 25, 2013|
|March 3, 2013|
Big East Tournament
|2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament seeds and results|
|14-4||24-5||2-1 vs. LOU and MARQ||Bye||Bye||vs. Cincinnati W 43-62||vs. Syracuse L 58-55|
|14-4||26-5||1-1 vs. GTWN and MARQ||Bye||Bye||vs Villanova W 74-55||vs Notre Dame W 69-57||vs Syracuse W 78-61|
|14-4||23-7||1-2 vs. GTWN and LOU||Bye||Bye||vs Notre Dame L 73-65|
|12-6||24-7||Bye||Bye||vs Syracuse L 59-62|
|5.||Syracuse#||11-7||23-8||1-0 vs ND||Bye||vs Seton Hall W 75-63||vs Pittsburgh W 62-59||vs Georgetown W 58-55||vs Louisville L 61-78|
|6.||Notre Dame#||11-7||23-8||0-1 vs SYR||Bye||vs Rutgers W 69-61||vs Marquette W 73-65||vs Louisville L 57-69|
|7.||Villanova#||10-8||19-12||Bye||vs St. John's W 66-53||vs Louisville L 55-74|
|8.||Providence#||9-9||17-13||1-0 vs CIN||Bye||vs Cincinnati L 44-61|
|9.||Cincinnati||9-9||21-10||0-1 vs. PROV||Bye||vs Providence W 61-44||vs Georgetown L 43-62|
|10.||St. John's||8-10||16-14||Bye||vs Villanova L 53-66|
|11.||Rutgers||5-13||14-15||vs DePaul W 76-57||vs Notre Dame L 61-69|
|12.||Seton Hall||3-15||14-17||vs South Florida W 46-42 OT||vs Syracuse L 63-75|
|13.||South Florida||3-15||12-18||vs Seton Hall L 42-46 OT|
|14.||DePaul||2-16||11-20||vs Rutgers L 57-76|
|‡ – Big East regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the Big East Tournament.
Connecticut is ineligible due to Academic Progress Rate violations.
|Seed||Region||School||Second Round||Third Round||Sweet 16||Elite Eight||Final Four||Championship|
|1||Midwest||Louisville||#16 North Carolina A&T - Mar. 21, Lexington - W, 79–48||#8 Colorado State - Mar. 23, Lexington - W, 82–56||#12 Oregon - Mar. 29, Indianapolis - W, 77–69||#2 Duke - Mar. 31, Indianapolis - W, 85–63||#9 Wichita State - Apr. 6, Atlanta - W, 72–68||#4 Michigan - Apr. 8, Atlanta - W, 82–76|
|2||South||Georgetown||#15 Florida Gulf Coast - Mar. 22, Philadelphia - L, 68–78|
|3||East||Marquette||#14 Davidson - Mar. 21, Lexington - W, 59–58||#6 Butler - Mar. 23, Lexington - W, 74–72||#2 Miami - Mar. 28, Washington, D.C. - W, 71–61||#4 Syracuse - Mar. 30, Washington, D.C. - L, 39–55|
|4||East||Syracuse||#13 Montana - Mar. 21, San Jose - W, 81–34||#12 California - Mar. 23, San Jose - W, 66–60||#1 Indiana - Mar. 28, Washington, D.C. - W, 61–50||#3 Marquette - Mar. 30, Washington, D.C. - W, 55–39||#4 Michigan - Apr. 6, Atlanta - L, 56–61|
|7||West||Notre Dame||#10 Iowa State - Mar. 22, Dayton - L, 58–76|
|8||West||Pittsburgh||#9 Wichita State - Mar. 21, Salt Lake City - L, 55–73|
|9||South||Villanova||#8 North Carolina - Mar. 22, Kansas City - L, 71–78|
|10||Midwest||Cincinnati||#7 Creighton - Mar. 22, Philadelphia - L, 63–67|
|8 Bids||W-L (%):||3–5 .375||3–0 1.000||3–0 1.000||2–1 .667||1–1 .500||TOTAL: 13–7 .650|
National Invitation Tournament
|Seed||Bracket||School||First Round||Second Round||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Finals|
|4||Kentucky||Providence||#5 Charlotte - Mar. 20, Providence - W, 75–66||#8 Robert Morris - Mar. 25, Providence - W, 77–68||#2 Baylor - Mar. 27, Waco - L, 68–79|
|5||Virginia||St. John's||#4 St. Joseph's - Mar. 19, Philadelphia - W, 63–61||#1 Virginia - Mar. 24, Charlottesville - L, 50–68|
|2 Bids||W-L (%):||2–0 1.000||1–1 .500||0–1 .000||0–0 –||TOTAL: 3–2 .600|
Awards and honors
Conference awards and teams
The Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Scholar Athlete of the Year awards are announced, after the conclusion of the first session of the Big East Tournament. The remainder of the individual awards are announced at the conclusion of the regular season.
|2013 Big East Men's Basketball Individual Awards|
|Player of the Year||Otto Porter, Georgetown|
|Coach of the Year||John Thompson III, Georgetown|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Gorgui Dieng, Louisville|
|Rookie of the Year||JaKarr Sampson, St. John's|
|Scholar-Athlete of the Year||Peyton Siva, Louisville|
|Most Improved Player||Kadeem Batts, Providence; Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse|
|Sixth Man Award||Davante Gardner, Marquette|
|Sportsmanship Award||Junior Cadougan, Marquette|
|2013 All-Big East Men's Basketball Teams|
|First Team||Second Team||Third Team||Honorable Mention||All-Rookie Team|
|† - denotes unanimous selection|
National awards and teams
Several players from the conference declared early for the NBA draft. The following all-conference selections were listed as seniors: . Several players were among the 60 players invited to the 2013 NBA Draft Combine.
- 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
- 2012–13 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team
- 2012–13 DePaul Blue Demons men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Marquette Golden Eagles men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Providence Friars men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Rutgers Scarlet Knights men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball team
- 2012–13 St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team
- 2012–13 South Florida Bulls men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Syracuse Orange men's basketball team
- 2012–13 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team
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