2004 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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2004 Big East Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2003–04
Teams 12
Site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Connecticut (6th title)
Winning coach Jim Calhoun (6th title)
MVP Ben Gordon Connecticut
Top scorer Ben Gordon Connecticut
(81 points)
Post-Big East
tournament(s)
2004 NIT, 2004 NCAA
Big East Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2003  2005»
2003–04 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#9 Pittsburgh 13 3   .813     31 5   .861
#7 Connecticut 12 4   .750     33 6   .846
#21 Providence 11 5   .688     20 9   .690
#20 Syracuse 11 5   .688     23 8   .742
#25 Boston College 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Seton Hall 10 6   .625     21 12   .636
Notre Dame 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
Virginia Tech 7 9   .438     15 14   .517
Rutgers 7 9   .438     20 13   .606
West Virginia 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Villanova 6 10   .375     18 17   .514
Georgetown 4 12   .250     13 15   .464
Miami* 4 12   .250     14 16   .467
St. John's* 1 15   .063     6 21   .222
2004 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 5, 2004[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Did not qualify for 2004 Big East Tournament

The 2004 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2003–04 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place from March 10–13, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was a single-elimination tournament with four rounds and the four highest seeds (two from each Big East division) received byes in the first round. The twelve Big East teams with the best conference records were invited to participate. Its winner, Connecticut, received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2004 NCAA Tournament, the sixth for the Huskies, tying Georgetown for the most Big East Tournament championships.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Wednesday, March 10
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 12
Final
Saturday, March 13
                                     
        
  1  Pittsburgh 74  
    8  Virginia Tech 61  
8  Virginia Tech 61
9  Rutgers 58  
  1  Pittsburgh 62  
  5  Boston College 53  
        
        
  4  Syracuse 54
    5  Boston College 57  
5  Boston College 68
12  Georgetown 57  
  1  Pittsburgh 58
  2  Connecticut 61
        
        
  2  Connecticut 66
    7  Notre Dame 58  
7  Notre Dame 65
10  West Virginia 64  
  2  Connecticut 84
  11  Villanova 67  
        
        
  3  Providence 66
    11  Villanova 69  
6  Seton Hall 60
11  Villanova 61  

Note: By finishing below twelfth place during the regular season, Miami and St. John's did not qualify for the tournament.

Games[edit]

Semifinals: Friday, March 12[edit]

Championship Game[edit]

ESPN
Saturday, March 13
9:00 pm
#2 Connecticut Huskies 61, #1 Pittsburgh Panthers 58
Pts: B. Gordon 23
Rebs: E. Okafor 13
Asts: T. Brown 6
Pts: M. McCaroll, C. Taft 11
Rebs: C. Krauser 8
Asts: J. Brown 6
Halftime Score: Pittsburgh, 34-25
Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
Attendance: 19,528
Referees: Jim Burr, Mike Kitts, Bob Donato

Awards[edit]

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Outstanding Player): Ben Gordon, Connecticut

All-Tournament Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ " sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11-16-2013.