2009 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament

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The 2009 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament took place in March 2009 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Louisville Cardinals 75-36 in the tournament finals to receive the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Tournament. This was the first Big East tournament to include all 16 of the conference's teams. The teams finishing 9 through 16 in the regular season standings played first round games, while teams 5 through 8 received byes to the second round. The top 4 teams during the regular season received double-byes to the quarterfinals.

Bracket[edit]

First Round
Friday, March 6
Second Round
Saturday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Sunday, March 8
Semifinals
Monday, March 9
12 Syracuse 61  
13 St. John's 63     13 St. John's 45  
        5 Notre Dame 62  
          5 Notre Dame 47  
          4 Villanova 58  
             
             
          4 Villanova 42
9 Marquette 54       1 Connecticut 72
16 Cincinnati 60OT     16 Cincinnati 58  
        8 South Florida 68  
          8 South Florida 42  
          1 Connecticut 79  
                 
                 
     
First Round
Friday, March 6
Second Round
Saturday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Sunday, March 8
Semifinals
Monday, March 9
10 Georgetown 45  
15 Seton Hall 70     15 Seton Hall 45  
        7 Rutgers 79  
          7 Rutgers 82  
          2 Louisville 87  
             
             
          2 Louisville 69
11 West Virginia 53       3 Pittsburgh 63
14 Providence 48     11 West Virginia 72  
        6 DePaul 75OT  
          6 DePaul 59  
          3 Pittsburgh 62  
                 
                 
     

Championship Game[edit]

Big East Tournament Final
Saturday, March 14
     
1 Connecticut 75
2 Louisville 36