1996 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1996 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 13
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Connecticut (2nd title)
Winning coach Jim Calhoun (2nd title)
MVP Victor Page (Georgetown)
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1997 →
1995–96 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Big East 6
#3 Connecticut 17 1   .944     32 3   .914
#10 Villanova 14 4   .778     26 7   .788
Boston College 10 8   .556     19 11   .633
West Virginia 7 11   .389     12 15   .444
St. John's 5 13   .278     11 16   .407
Notre Dame 4 14   .222     9 18   .333
Big East 7
#4 Georgetown 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#15 Syracuse 12 6   .667     29 9   .763
Providence 9 9   .500     18 12   .600
Miami 8 10   .444     15 13   .536
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     12 16   .429
Rutgers 6 12   .333     9 18   .333
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     10 17   .370
† 1996 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 1996[1][2][3]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1996 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds and the three highest seeds received byes in the first round. Connecticut, the Big East regular season winner, received the number one seed in the tournament.

Connecticut defeated Georgetown, 75-74 to claim its second Big East Tournament championship.

Bracket[edit]

  First round Second round Semifinals Championship Game
                                     
       
  1 Connecticut 79  
    9 Seton Hall 58  
8 West Virginia 78
9 Seton Hall 80  
  1 Connecticut 85  
  4 Syracuse 67  
4 Syracuse 76  
13 Notre Dame 55  
  4 Syracuse 69
    5 Boston College 61  
5 Boston College 70
12 Pittsburgh 66  
  1 Connecticut 75
  2 Georgetown 74
       
       
  3 Villanova 78
    6 Providence 68  
6 Providence 80
11 St. John's 72  
  3 Villanova 76
  2 Georgetown 84  
       
       
  2 Georgetown 92
    7 Miami 62  
7 Miami 77
10 Rutgers 67  

Awards[edit]

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Outstanding Player): Victor Page, Georgetown

All-Tournament Team

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