2000 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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2000 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1999–00
Teams 13
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions St. John's (3rd title)
Winning coach Mike Jarvis (1st title)
MVP Bootsy Thornton (St. John's)
← 1999
2001 →
1999–2000 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#16 Syracuse 13 3   .813     26 6   .813
#23 Miami 12 2   .857     23 11   .676
#9 St. John's 12 4   .750     25 8   .758
#20 Connecticut 10 6   .625     25 10   .714
Seton Hall 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Villanova 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Notre Dame 8 8   .500     22 15   .595
West Virginia 6 10   .375     14 14   .500
Georgetown 6 10   .375     19 15   .559
Rutgers 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Pittsburgh 5 11   .313     13 15   .464
Providence 4 12   .250     11 19   .367
Boston College 3 13   .188     11 19   .367
† 2000 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2000[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2000 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 2000 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds and the three highest seeds received byes in the first round. All 13 Big East teams were invited to participate. Syracuse finished with the best record in the regular season and was awarded the top seed.

St. John's defeated Connecticut in the final, 80–70 to earn their first Big East Tournament championship since 1986, and their third overall.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 8, 2000
Quarterfinals
March 9, 2000
Semifinals
March 10, 2000
Championship Game
March 11, 2000
                                     
        
  1  Syracuse 72  
    9  Georgetown 76  
8  West Virginia 67
9  Georgetown 70  
  9  Georgetown 55  
  4  Connecticut 70  
5  Seton Hall 85  
12  Providence 65  
  5  Seton Hall 64
    4  Connecticut 79  
4  Connecticut 70
13  Boston College 55  
  4  Connecticut 70
  3  St. John's 80
        
        
  3  St. John's 75
    6  Villanova 70  
6  Villanova 65
11  Pittsburgh 55  
  3  St. John's 58
  2  Miami 57  
        
        
  2  Miami 61
    7  Notre Dame 58  
7  Notre Dame 74
10  Rutgers 62  

Awards[edit]

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Outstanding Player): Bootsy Thornton, St. John's

All-Tournament Team

Television[edit]

Network Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s) Sideline reporter(s)
ESPN2 (Rutgers–Notre Dame, opening round; Notre Dame–Miami (FL), quarterfinals)

Local Radio[edit]

Seed Teams Flagship station Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s)
7 Notre Dame WNDV–AM/WNDV-FM (Notre Dame) Jack Lorri Jack Nolan

References[edit]

General: "2008-09 Big East Media Guide" (PDF). pp. 136–138. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-06-05.