2014 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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2014 Big East Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2013–14
Teams 10
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Providence (2nd title)
Winning coach Ed Cooley (1st title)
MVP Bryce Cotton Providence
Television FS1
Post-Big East
tournament(s)
2014 NIT, 2014 NCAA,
2014 CBI, 2014 CIT
Big East Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2013  2015»
2013–14 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Villanova 16 2   .889     29 5   .853
#16 Creighton 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
Providence 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Xavier 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
St. John's 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Marquette 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Georgetown 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Seton Hall 6 12   .333     17 17   .500
Butler 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
DePaul 3 15   .167     12 21   .364
2014 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
Source:[1]

The 2014 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, officially known as the 2014 Big East Championship, was the 35th overall edition of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, but the first of the current Big East Conference. It determined the recipient of the conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament, as well as one of the two (or more) officially recognized conference champions for the 2013–14 Big East Conference men's basketball season (like most NCAA Division I conferences, the Big East recognizes both the regular-season and tournament winners as conference champions). It was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The 2013 tournament was the last tournament for the Big East in its original form. Following a prolonged period of turnover in the conference membership, culminating in a split of the conference along football lines effective in July 2013, the Big East name was assumed by the seven schools of the original Big East that do not sponsor FBS football (a group colloquially called either the "Basketball 7" or the "Catholic 7"). The FBS schools retained the old Big East's structure and charter and joined with several other schools to form the American Athletic Conference. As part of the deal, the new Big East retained the rights to the conference tournament in New York City, even though The American is the old Big East's legal successor.

Seeds[edit]

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Villanova‡† 16–2 28–3
2 Creighton 14–4 24–6
3 Xavier 10–8 20–11 3–1 vs Providence/St. John's
4 Providence 10–8 20–11 2–2 vs. Xavier/St. John's
5 St. John's 10–8 20–11 1–3 vs. Xavier/Providence
6 Marquette 9–9 17–14
7 Georgetown 8–10 17–13
8 Seton Hall 6–12 15–16
9 Butler 4–14 14–16
10 DePaul 3–15 11–20
‡ – Big East regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the Big East Tournament.

Schedule[edit]

Villanova and Seton Hall playing in the 2014 Big East Tournament
Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 12
1 7:00 pm #8 Seton Hall vs #9 Butler FS1 13,177[2][3]
2 9:30 pm #7 Georgetown vs #10 DePaul FS1
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 13
3 12:00 pm #1 Villanova vs #8 Seton Hall FS1 14,925[4][5]
4 2:30 pm #4 Providence vs #5 St. John's FS1
5 7:00 pm #2 Creighton vs #10 DePaul FS1 13,807
6 9:30 pm #3 Xavier vs #6 Marquette FS1
Semifinals – Friday, March 14
7 7:00 pm #8 Seton Hall vs #4 Providence FS1 15,580
8 9:30 pm #2 Creighton vs #3 Xavier FS1 15,580
Championship – Saturday, March 15
9 8:30 pm #4 Providence vs. #2 Creighton FS1 15,290
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 12
Quarterfinals
March 13
Semifinals
March 14
Championship
March 15
                                     
        
  1  Villanova 63  
    8  Seton Hall 64  
8  Seton Hall 51
9  Butler 50  
  8  Seton Hall 74  
  4  Providence 80  
        
        
  4  Providence 79
    5  St. John's 74  
      
        
  4  Providence 65
  2  Creighton 58
        
        
  2  Creighton 84
    10  DePaul 62  
7  Georgetown 56
10  DePaul 60  
  2  Creighton 82
  3  Xavier 74  
        
        
  3  Xavier 68
    6  Marquette 65  
      

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2013-14." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2014.
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