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1990 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1990 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 8 to March 11, 1990. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 1990 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds. Syracuse and Connecticut tied for the best regular season conference record. Based on tie-breakers, Syracuse was awarded the #1 seed.

1990 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1989–90
Teams9
SiteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsConnecticut (1st title)
Winning coachJim Calhoun (1st title)
MVPChris Smith (Connecticut)
← 1989
1991 →
1989–90 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Syracuse 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
#4 Connecticut 12 4   .750     31 6   .838
#8 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 7   .774
St. John's 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Villanova 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Providence 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Seton Hall 5 11   .313     12 16   .429
Pittsburgh 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
Boston College 1 15   .063     8 20   .286
† 1990 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 2, 1990[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

Connecticut defeated Syracuse in the championship game 78–75, to claim its first Big East Tournament championship.

BracketEdit

  First Round
March 8, 1990
Quarterfinals
March 9, 1990
Semifinals
March 10, 1990
Championship Game
March 11, 1990
                                     
       
  1 #4 Syracuse 58  
    8 Pittsburgh 55  
8 Pittsburgh 88
9 Boston College 70  
  1 #4 Syracuse 73  
  5 Villanova 61  
       
       
  4 St. John's 60
    5 Villanova 70  
     
       
  1 #4 Syracuse 75
  2 #8 Connecticut 78
       
       
  3 #5 Georgetown 78
    6 Providence 77  
     
       
  3 #5 Georgetown 60
  2 #8 Connecticut 65  
       
       
  2 #8 Connecticut 76
    7 Seton Hall 58  
     

AwardsEdit

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Valuable Player): Chris Smith, Connecticut

All Tournament Team

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • "2008-09 Big East Media Guide" (PDF). pp. 136–138. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-05-28.