1980 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
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|1980 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||Providence Civic Center
Providence, Rhode Island
|Champions||Georgetown (1st title)|
|Winning coach||John Thompson (1st title)|
|MVP||Craig Shelton (Georgetown)|
|1979–80 Big East men's basketball standings|
|#13 St. John's||5||–||1||.833||24||–||5||.828|
|† 1980 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 24, 1980; Rankings from AP Poll
The inaugural Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, in March 1980. It is a single-elimination tournament with three rounds. Syracuse had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed and a bye into the semifinals.
Georgetown defeated Syracuse in the championship game 87–81.
Most Valuable Player: Craig Shelton, Georgetown
All Tournament Team
- John Duren, Georgetown
- Eric Floyd, Georgetown
- Marty Headd, Syracuse
- Louis Orr, Syracuse
- David Russell, St. John's
- 2008-09 Big East Media Guide (PDF). pp. 136–138.