1986 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1986 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1985–86
Teams 9
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions St. John's (2nd title)
Winning coach Lou Carnesecca (2nd title)
MVP Dwayne Washington (Syracuse)
← 1985
1987 →
1985–86 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 St. John's 14 2   .875     31 5   .861
#9 Syracuse 14 2   .875     26 6   .813
#13 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Villanova 10 6   .625     23 14   .622
Providence 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Boston College 4 12   .250     13 15   .464
Connecticut 3 13   .188     12 16   .429
Seton Hall 3 13   .188     14 18   .438
† 1986 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 1986[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 5 to March 8, 1986. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1986 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.

St. John's defeated Syracuse in the championship game 70–69, to claim its second Big East Tournament championship.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 5, 1986
Quarterfinals
March 6, 1986
Semifinals
March 7, 1986
Championship Game
March 8, 1986
                                     
        
  1  St. John's 87  
    8  Seton Hall 68  
8  Connecticut 66
9  Seton Hall 76  
  1  St. John's 75  
  4  Villanova 64  
        
        
  4  Villanova 75
    5  Providence 68  
      
        
  1  St. John's 70
  2  Syracuse 69
        
        
  3  Georgetown 57
    6  Pittsburgh 56  
      
        
  3  Georgetown 73
  2  Syracuse 75OT  
        
        
  2  Syracuse 102
    7  Boston College 79  
      

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Dwayne Washington, Syracuse

All Tournament Team

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