2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, officially known as the 2013 Big East Championship, was the 34th annual Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, deciding the champion of the 2012–13 Big East Conference men's basketball season. For the 31st consecutive season, the tournament was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, from March 12–16, 2013. The tournament only featured 14 teams due to Connecticut being given a one-year postseason ban due to APR penalties. This would have been the last year with as many as 16 teams participating in the Big East tournament, but Connecticut was ineligible and West Virginia moved to the Big 12 before the beginning of the season. The conference tournament champion received an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
|2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament|
2013 Big East Championship logo
|Site||Madison Square Garden|
New York City
|Champions||Louisville (3rd title)|
|Winning coach||Rick Pitino (3rd title)|
|MVP||Peyton Siva (Louisville)|
|Television||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU|
|2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings|
|No. 8 Georgetown||14||–||4||.778||25||–||7||.781|
|No. 15 Marquette||14||–||4||.778||26||–||9||.743|
|No. 20 Pittsburgh||12||–||6||.667||24||–||9||.727|
|No. 16 Syracuse||11||–||7||.611||30||–||10||.750|
|No. 23 Notre Dame||11||–||7||.611||25||–||10||.714|
|No. 2 Louisville†**||0||–||4||.000||0||–||5||.000|
|† 2013 Big East Tournament winner |
As of March 30, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties. **Louisville: 29 reg. season games, 6 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(35–5)(14–4)
Following a period of turnover in the conference membership, the Big East name, its logos, and its tournament history were assumed by schools of the original Big East that do not sponsor FBS football. The reconfigured Big East continues to hold its tournament at Madison Square Garden. The FBS schools formerly in the Big East play under a new name, the American Athletic Conference; its first conference tournament was played in Memphis, Tennessee and that event has since alternated between Hartford, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida.
All teams except for Connecticut (due to Academic Progress Rate violations) qualified for the tournament; seeds 11-14 played a first round game, while teams five through ten received byes to the second round. The top four seeds received double-byes to the quarterfinals.
Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.
|#1||Georgetown‡†||14-4 (24-5)||2-1 vs. Louisville/Marquette|
|#2||Louisville‡†||14-4 (26-5)||1-1 vs. Georgetown/Marquette|
|#3||Marquette‡†||14-4 (23-7)||1-2 vs. Georgetown/Louisville|
|#5||Syracuse#||11-7 (23-8)||1-0 vs. Notre Dame|
|#6||Notre Dame#||11-7 (23-8)||0-1 vs. Syracuse|
|#8||Providence#||9-9 (17-13)||1-0 vs. Cincinnati|
|#9||Cincinnati#||9-9 (21-10)||0-1 vs. Providence|
|#10||St. John's#||8-10 (16-14)|
|#12||Seton Hall||3-15 (14-17)||1-0 vs. South Florida|
|#13||South Florida||3-15 (12-18)||0-1 vs. Seton Hall|
|‡ – Big East regular season champions.|
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.
All tournament games were nationally televised on an ESPN network:
|First Round – Tuesday, March 12|
|Second Round – Wednesday, March 13|
|Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14|
|Semifinals – Friday, March 15|
|Championship Game – Saturday, March 16|
|*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16
|6||#24 Notre Dame||57|
|6||#24 Notre Dame||69|
|6||#24 Notre Dame||73|
OT denotes overtime game
- Russ Smith, Louisville
- James Southerland, Syracuse
- Brandon Triche, Syracuse
- Markel Starks, Georgetown
- Pat Connaughton, Notre Dame
Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Outstanding Player)
- Peyton Siva, Louisville
- "Big East Conference Standings – 2012–13." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2013.
- "2012-13 Big East men's basketball media guide" (PDF). Big East Conference. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-04-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)