1987 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1987 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 9
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Georgetown (5th title)
Winning coach John Thompson (5th title)
MVP Reggie Williams (Georgetown)
Big East Men's Basketball Tournaments
«1986  1988»
1986–87 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Georgetown 12 4   .750     29 5   .853
#12 Pittsburgh 12 4   .750     25 8   .758
#10 Syracuse 12 4   .750     31 7   .816
Providence 10 6   .625     25 9   .735
St. John's 10 6   .625     21 9   .700
Villanova 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 4 12   .250     15 14   .517
Boston College 3 13   .188     11 18   .379
Connecticut 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
† 1987 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 1987[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 5 to March 8, 1987. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1987 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. Georgetown had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed.

Georgetown defeated Syracuse in the championship game 69–59, to claim its fifth Big East Tournament championship.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 5, 1987
Quarterfinals
March 6, 1987
Semifinals
March 7, 1987
Championship Game
March 8, 1987
                                     
        
  1  Georgetown 56  
    8  Boston College 51  
8  Boston College 61
9  Connecticut 59  
  1  Georgetown 84  
  4  Providence 66  
        
        
  4  Providence 80
    5  St. John's 51  
      
        
  1  Georgetown 69
  3  Syracuse 59
        
        
  3  Syracuse 72
    6  Villanova 66  
      
        
  3  Syracuse 99
  2  Pittsburgh 85  
        
        
  2  Pittsburgh 102
    7  Seton Hall 79  
      

Games[edit]

Final[edit]

March 8
Syracuse 59, Georgetown 69
Scoring by half: 32–39, 27–30
Pts: Sherman Douglas 20
Rebs: Rony Seikaly 8
Asts: Sherman Douglas 8
Pts: Reggie Williams 25
Rebs: Reggie Williams 9
Asts: Bobby Winston 7
Madison Square Garden
Attendance: 19,591

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Reggie Williams, Georgetown

All Tournament Team

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