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)
← 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  
     

First round summary[edit]

Quarterfinals summary[edit]

Big East TV Network
Friday, March 10
12:00 PM EST
#2 Seton Hall Pirates 74, #7 Connecticut Huskies 66
Pts: R. Ramos – 21
Rebs: D. Walker – 10
Asts: G. Greene – 8
Pts: K. Gamble – 19
Rebs: K. Gamble – 7
Asts: T. George – 4
Halftime Score: Seton Hall, 31-30
Madison Square Garden – New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,591
Referees: Jody Sylvester, Larry Lembo, Bob Donato

Semifinals summary[edit]

CBS
Saturday, March 11
1:30 PM EST
#3 Syracuse Orangemen 81, #2 Seton Hall Pirates 78
Pts: – 27
Rebs: – 10
Asts: – 4
Pts: J. Morton – 27
Rebs: A. Gaze – 9
Asts: G. Greene – 6
Halftime Score: Seton Hall, 39-36
Madison Square Garden – New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,591
Referees: Larry Lembo, Joe Mingle, Gene Monje

Championship game summary[edit]

Announcers[edit]

Seed Teams Flagship station Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s)
2 Seton Hall WPAT–AM

Awards[edit]

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

All Tournament Team

References[edit]

External links[edit]