2019 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams10
SiteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsVillanova (5th title)
Winning coachJay Wright (4th title)
MVPPhil Booth (Villanova)
TelevisionFS1, FOX
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2018–19 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 23 Villanova 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
Marquette 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Seton Hall 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Xavier 9 9   .500     19 16   .543
Creighton 9 9   .500     20 15   .571
Georgetown 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
St. John's 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Providence 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Butler 7 11   .389     16 17   .485
DePaul 7 11   .389     19 17   .528
2019 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament was the men's basketball postseason tournament for the Big East Conference. It was held from March 13 through March 16, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Villanova defeated Seton Hall 74–72 to win the tournament, and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. With the win, Villanova became the first team to win the Big East Tournament three consecutive times.[1]

Seeds[edit]

All 10 Big East schools are participating in the tournament. Teams are seeded by conference record with tie-breaking procedures to determine the seeds for teams with identical conference records. The top six teams received first-round byes. Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2 Tiebreaker 3
1 Villanova 13–5
2 Marquette 12–6
3 Seton Hall 9–9 4–2 vs. Xavier/Creighton/Georgetown
4 Xavier 9–9 3–3 vs. Seton Hall/Creighton/Georgetown 1–1 vs. Creighton 1–1 vs. Villanova
5 Creighton 9–9 3–3 vs. Xavier/Seton Hall/Georgetown 1–1 vs. Xavier 0–2 vs. Villanova
6 Georgetown 9–9 2–4 vs. Seton Hall/Xavier/Creighton
7 St. John's 8–10
8 Providence 7–11 3–1 vs. DePaul/Butler
9 Butler 7–11 2–2 vs. Providence/DePaul
10 DePaul 7–11 1–3 vs. Butler/Providence

Schedule[edit]

Game Time Matchup Score Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 13
1 7:00 pm No. 8 Providence vs. No. 9 Butler 80–57 FS1 19,812
2 9:30 pm No. 7 St. John's vs. No. 10 DePaul 82–74
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14
3 12:00 pm No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 8 Providence 73–62 FS1 19,534
4 2:30 pm No. 4 Xavier vs. No. 5 Creighton 63–61
5 7:00 pm No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 7 St. John's 86–54 19,812
6 9:40 pm No. 3 Seton Hall vs. No. 6 Georgetown 73–57
Semifinals – Friday, March 15
7 6:30 pm No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 4 Xavier 71–67 (OT) FS1 19,812
8 9:00 pm No. 2 Marquette vs. No. 3 Seton Hall 79–81
Championship – Saturday, March 16
9 6:30 pm No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 3 Seton Hall 74–72 Fox 19,812
Game times in Eastern Time. Rankings denote tournament seed.[2]

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 13
FS1
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 14
FS1
Semifinals
Friday, March 15
FS1
Championship
Saturday, March 16
FOX
                                     
       
  1 Villanova 73  
    8 Providence 62  
8 Providence 80
9 Butler 57  
  1 Villanova 71*  
  4 Xavier 67  
       
       
  4 Xavier 63
    5 Creighton 61  
     
       
  1 Villanova 74
  3 Seton Hall 72
       
       
  2 Marquette 86
    7 St. John's 54  
7 St. John's 82
10 DePaul 74  
  2 Marquette 79
  3 Seton Hall 81  
       
       
  3 Seton Hall 73
    6 Georgetown 57  
     

*Indicates number of overtime periods.
Source[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villanova beats Seton Hall to become first team to win three consecutive Big East Tournament titles". www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.bigeast.com/documents/2019/1/4/2019_BIG_EAST_Men_s_Basketball_Tournament_Bracket.pdf
  3. ^ "Big East Conference". www.bigeast.com.