1988 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1988 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 9
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Syracuse (2nd title)
Winning coach Jim Boeheim (2nd title)
MVP Sherman Douglas (Syracuse)
← 1987
1989 →
1987–88 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 Pittsburgh 12 4   .750     24 7   .774
#9 Syracuse 11 5   .688     26 9   .743
Georgetown 9 7   .563     20 10   .667
Villanova 9 7   .563     24 13   .649
St. John's 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Seton Hall 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Boston College 6 10   .375     18 15   .545
Providence 5 11   .313     11 17   .393
Connecticut 4 12   .250     20 14   .588
† 1988 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 1988[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 10 to March 13, 1988. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1988 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. Pittsburgh had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed.

Syracuse defeated Villanova in the championship game 85–68, to claim its second Big East Tournament championship.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 10, 1988
Quarterfinals
March 11, 1988
Semifinals
March 12, 1988
Championship Game
March 13, 1988
                                     
        
  1  Pittsburgh 75  
    8  Connecticut 58  
8  Providence 62
9  Connecticut 75  
  1  Pittsburgh 69  
  4  Villanova 72  
        
        
  4  Villanova 71
    5  St. John's 68  
      
        
  4  Villanova 68
  2  Syracuse 85
        
        
  3  Georgetown 58
    6  Seton Hall 61  
      
        
  6  Seton Hall 63
  2  Syracuse 68  
        
        
  2  Syracuse 67
    7  Boston College 53  
      

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Sherman Douglas, Syracuse

All Tournament Team

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