1985 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1985 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 9
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Georgetown (4th title)
Winning coach John Thompson (4th title)
MVP Patrick Ewing (Georgetown)
← 1984
1986 →
1984–85 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 St. John's 15 1   .938     31 4   .886
#1 Georgetown 14 2   .875     35 3   .921
#15 Syracuse 9 7   .563     22 9   .710
Villanova 9 7   .563     25 10   .714
Pittsburgh 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Boston College 7 9   .438     20 11   .645
Connecticut 6 10   .375     13 15   .464
Providence 3 13   .188     11 20   .355
Seton Hall 1 15   .063     10 18   .357
† 1985 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 1985[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 6 to March 9, 1985. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1985 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. St. John's had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed.

Georgetown defeated St. John's in the championship game 92–80, to claim its second straight Big East Tournament championship, and fourth overall.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 6, 1985
Quarterfinals
March 7, 1985
Semifinals
March 8, 1985
Championship Game
March 9, 1985
                                     
       
  1 St. John's 90  
    8 Providence 62  
8 Providence 77OT
9 Seton Hall 75  
  1 St. John's 89  
  4 Villanova 74  
       
       
  4 Villanova 69
    5 Pittsburgh 61  
     
       
  1 St. John's 80
  2 Georgetown 92
       
       
  2 Georgetown 93
    7 Connecticut 62  
     
       
  2 Georgetown 74
  3 Syracuse 65  
       
       
  3 Syracuse 70
    6 Boston College 69  
     

First round summary[edit]

Quarterfinals summary[edit]

TCS MetroSports
Thursday, March 7
7:00 PM EST
#1 St. John's Redmen 90, #8 Providence Friars 62
Pts: W. Berry – 23
Rebs: W. Berry – 12
Asts: C. Mullin – 9
Pts: – 10
Rebs: – 6
Asts: – 4
Halftime Score: St. John's, 45-25
Madison Square Garden – New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,591

Semifinals summary[edit]

TCS MetroSports
Friday, March 8
approx. 9:30 PM EST
#1 St. John's Redmen 89, #4 Villanova Wildcats 74
Pts: W. Berry – 22
Rebs: W. Berry – 11
Asts: C. Mullin – 11
Pts: – 27
Rebs: – 11
Asts: – 5
Halftime Score: St. John's, 35-29
Madison Square Garden – New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,591
Referees: Mickey Crowley, Pete Pavia, Dick Paparo

Championship game summary[edit]

ESPN
TCS MetroSports
Saturday, March 9
8:00 PM EST
#2 Georgetown Hoyas 92, #1 St. John's Redmen 80
Pts: – 19
Rebs: – 8
Asts: – 8
Pts: C. Mullin – 25
Rebs: W. Berry – 7
Asts: M. Moses – 7
Halftime Score: Georgetown, 47-40
Madison Square Garden – New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,591
Referees: Larry Lembo, Pete Pavia, Dick Paparo

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Patrick Ewing, Georgetown

All Tournament Team

References[edit]

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