1990 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1990 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 9
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Connecticut (1st title)
Winning coach Jim Calhoun (1st title)
MVP Chris Smith (Connecticut)
← 1989
1991 →
1989–90 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Syracuse 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
#4 Connecticut 12 4   .750     31 6   .838
#8 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 7   .774
St. John's 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Villanova 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Providence 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Seton Hall 5 11   .313     12 16   .429
Pittsburgh 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
Boston College 1 15   .063     8 20   .286
† 1990 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 2, 1990[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1990 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 8 to March 11, 1990. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1990 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. Syracuse and Connecticut tied for the best regular season conference record. Based on tie-breakers, Syracuse was awarded the #1 seed.

Connecticut defeated Syracuse in the championship game 78–75, to claim its first Big East Tournament championship.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 8, 1990
Quarterfinals
March 9, 1990
Semifinals
March 10, 1990
Championship Game
March 11, 1990
                                     
        
  1  Syracuse 58  
    8  Pittsburgh 55  
8  Pittsburgh 88
9  Boston College 70  
  1  Syracuse 73  
  5  Villanova 61  
        
        
  4  St. John's 60
    5  Villanova 70  
      
        
  1  Syracuse 75
  2  Connecticut 78
        
        
  3  Georgetown 78
    6  Providence 77  
      
        
  3  Georgetown 60
  2  Connecticut 65  
        
        
  2  Connecticut 76
    7  Seton Hall 58  
      

Awards[edit]

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Valuable Player): Chris Smith, Connecticut

All Tournament Team

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