1980 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1980 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1979–80
Teams 7
Site Providence Civic Center
Providence, Rhode Island
Champions Georgetown (1st title)
Winning coach John Thompson (1st title)
MVP Craig Shelton (Georgetown)
Big East Men's Basketball Tournaments
  1981»
1979–80 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Syracuse 5 1   .833     26 4   .867
#13 St. John's 5 1   .833     24 5   .828
#11 Georgetown 5 1   .833     26 6   .813
Connecticut 3 3   .500     20 9   .690
Boston College 2 4   .333     19 10   .655
Seton Hall 1 5   .167     14 13   .519
Providence 0 6   .000     11 16   .407
† 1980 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 24, 1980[1]; 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.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Game
                           
        
  1  Syracuse 92  
    4  Connecticut 61  
4  Connecticut 79
  5  Boston College 68  
    1  Syracuse 81
  3  Georgetown 87
  2  St. John's 48  
7  Providence 44  
2  St. John's 66
    3  Georgetown 76  
3  Georgetown 60
  6  Seton Hall 47  


Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Craig Shelton, Georgetown

All Tournament Team

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