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1986 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1986 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 5 to March 8, 1986. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1986 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. St. John's had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed.

1986 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1985–86
Teams9
SiteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsSt. John's (2nd title)
Winning coachLou Carnesecca (2nd title)
MVPDwayne Washington (Syracuse)
TelevisionBig East Network, ESPN
← 1985
1987 →
1985–86 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 St. John's 14 2   .875     31 5   .861
#9 Syracuse 14 2   .875     26 6   .813
#13 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 8   .750
Villanova 10 6   .625     23 14   .622
Providence 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Pittsburgh 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Boston College 4 12   .250     13 15   .464
Connecticut 3 13   .188     12 16   .429
Seton Hall 3 13   .188     14 18   .438
† 1986 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 31, 1986[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

St. John's defeated Syracuse in the championship game 70–69, to claim its second Big East Tournament championship.

BracketEdit

  First Round
March 5, 1986
Quarterfinals
March 6, 1986
Semifinals
March 7, 1986
Championship Game
March 8, 1986
                                     
       
  1 #5 St. John's 87  
    8 Seton Hall 68  
8 Connecticut 66
9 Seton Hall 76  
  1 #5 St. John's 75  
  4 Villanova 64  
       
       
  4 Villanova 75
    5 Providence 68  
     
       
  1 #5 St. John's 70
  2 #8 Syracuse 69
       
       
  3 #14 Georgetown 57
    6 Pittsburgh 56  
     
       
  3 #14 Georgetown 73
  2 #8 Syracuse 75OT  
       
       
  2 #8 Syracuse 102
    7 Boston College 79  
     

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable Player: Dwayne Washington, Syracuse

All Tournament Team

External linksEdit

  • "2008-09 Big East Media Guide" (PDF). pp. 136–138. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-05-27.

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