1989 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1989 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 9
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Georgetown (6th title)
Winning coach John Thompson (6th title)
MVP Charles Smith (Georgetown)
Big East Men's Basketball Tournaments
«1988  1990»
1988–89 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Georgetown 13 3   .813     29 5   .853
#11 Seton Hall 11 5   .688     31 7   .816
#7 Syracuse 10 6   .625     30 8   .789
Pittsburgh 9 7   .563     17 13   .567
Villanova 7 9   .438     18 16   .529
Providence 7 9   .438     18 11   .621
Connecticut 6 10   .375     18 13   .581
St. John's 6 10   .375     20 13   .606
Boston College 3 13   .188     12 17   .414
† 1989 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 3, 1989[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 9 to March 12, 1989. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1989 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 88–79, to claim its sixth Big East Tournament championship.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 9, 1989
Quarterfinals
March 10, 1989
Semifinals
March 11, 1989
Championship Game
March 12, 1989
                                     
        
  1  Georgetown 82  
    9  Boston College 52  
8  St. John's 74
9  Boston College 81  
  1  Georgetown 85  
  4  Pittsburgh 62  
        
        
  4  Pittsburgh 71
    5  Villanova 66  
      
        
  1  Georgetown 88
  3  Syracuse 79
        
        
  3  Syracuse 79
    6  Providence 76  
      
        
  3  Syracuse 81
  2  Seton Hall 78  
        
        
  2  Seton Hall 74
    7  Connecticut 66  
      
Date Teams Flagship station Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s)
1989 Seton Hall WPAT–AM

Awards[edit]

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Valuable Player): Charles Smith, Georgetown

All Tournament Team

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