2010 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament

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2010 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament
Bigeast WBB Tour Logo 2010.jpg
Tournament Logo
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
Teams 16
Site XL Center
Hartford, Connecticut
Champions Connecticut (16th title)
Winning coach Geno Auriemma (16th title)
MVP Kalana Greene (Connecticut)
Television BE.tv, ESPN360.com, ESPNU, ESPN
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The 2010 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament took place in March 2010 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The winner will receive the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament. This was the second consecutive year 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.

During the tournament, top-ranked Connecticut broke its own NCAA record for consecutive wins. The Huskies extended their streak to a record-setting 71 with a 59–44 win over Notre Dame in the semifinals. The Huskies went on to win the tournament with a 60–32 pasting of West Virginia.

Final regular season standings[edit]

2009–10 Big East Women's Basketball standings
Seed School Conf Overall Tiebreaker
#1 Connecticut 16-0 30-0
#2 West Virginia 13-3 26-4 1-0 vs GTWN
#3 Georgetown 13-3 25-5 0-1 vs WVU
#4 St. John's 12-4 24-5 1-0 vs ND
#5 Notre Dame 12-4 25-4 0-1 vs STJ
#6 Rutgers 9-7 17-13 1-0 vs DPL
#7 DePaul 9-7 20-10 0-1 vs RUT
#8 Providence 7-9 16-13 1-0 vs SYR
#9 Syracuse 7-9 20-9 0-1 vs PROV
#10 Marquette 6-10 15-14 1-0 vs USF
#11 South Florida 6-10 15-14 0-1 vs MARQ
#12 Pittsburgh 5-11 16-13 1-0 vs LOU
#13 Louisville 5-11 13-16 0-1 vs PITT
#14 Cincinnati 4-12 11-17
#15 Villanova 3-13 14-15
#16 Seton Hall 1-15 9-20

‡ Regular season Big East champion

Bracket[edit]

First Round
Friday, March 5
Second Round
Saturday, March 6
Quarterfinals
Sunday, March 7
Semifinals
Monday, March 8
12 Pittsburgh 71  
13 Louisville 79     13 Louisville 49  
        5 Notre Dame 89  
          5 Notre Dame 75  
          4 St. John's 67  
             
             
          5 Notre Dame 44
9 Syracuse 65       1 Connecticut 59
16 Seton Hall 42     9 Syracuse 76  
        8 Providence 71  
          9 Syracuse 41  
          1 Connecticut 77  
                 
                 
     
First Round
Friday, March 5
Second Round
Saturday, March 6
Quarterfinals
Sunday, March 7
Semifinals
Monday, March 8
10 Marquette 53  
15 Villanova 49     10 Marquette 54  
        7 DePaul 64  
          7 DePaul 41  
          2 West Virginia 47  
             
             
          2 West Virginia 56
11 South Florida 51       6 Rutgers 49
14 Cincinnati 63     14 Cincinnati 44  
        6 Rutgers 70  
          6 Rutgers 632OT  
          3 Georgetown 56  
                 
                 
     

Championship Game[edit]

Big East Tournament Final
Tuesday, March 9
     
1 Connecticut 60
2 West Virginia 32