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1981 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1981 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. It was a single-elimination tournament with three rounds. Boston College had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed.

1981 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1980–81
Teams8
SiteCarrier Dome
Syracuse, NY
ChampionsSyracuse (1st title)
Winning coachJim Boeheim (1st title)
MVPLeo Rautins (Syracuse)
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1982 →
1980–81 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Boston College 10 4   .714     23 7   .767
Georgetown 9 5   .643     20 12   .625
St. John's 8 6   .571     17 11   .607
Villanova 8 6   .571     20 11   .645
Connecticut 8 6   .571     20 9   .690
Syracuse 6 8   .429     22 12   .647
Seton Hall 4 10   .286     11 16   .407
Providence 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
1981 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 1981[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

Syracuse defeated Villanova in the championship game by a score of 83–80 in triple overtime.

Contents

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Game
         
1 Boston College 65
8 Providence 67
8 Providence 49
4 Villanova 58OT
4 Villanova 65
5 Connecticut 54
4 Villanova 80
6 Syracuse 833OT
2 Georgetown 58
7 Seton Hall 52
2 Georgetown 53
6 Syracuse 67
3 St. John's 66
6 Syracuse 71

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable Player: Leo Rautins, Syracuse

All Tournament Team

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • 2008-09 Big East Media Guide (PDF). pp. 136–138. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-04.