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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 Men's Basketball Tournament Logo.png
2013 Big East Championship logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season2012–13
Teams14
SiteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsLouisville (3rd title)
Winning coachRick Pitino (3rd title)
MVPPeyton Siva (Louisville)
TelevisionESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
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2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
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
Villanova 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Connecticut* 10 8   .556     20 10   .667
Cincinnati 9 9   .500     22 12   .647
Providence 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
St. John's 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
DePaul 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
No. 2 Louisville†** 0 4   .000     0 5   .000
2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013[1]; 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.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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.[2]

Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conf (Overall) Tiebreaker
#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
#4 Pittsburgh† 12-6 (24-7)
#5 Syracuse# 11-7 (23-8) 1-0 vs. Notre Dame
#6 Notre Dame# 11-7 (23-8) 0-1 vs. Syracuse
#7 Villanova# 10-8 (19-12)
#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)
#11 Rutgers 5-13 (14-15)
#12 Seton Hall 3-15 (14-17) 1-0 vs. South Florida
#13 South Florida 3-15 (12-18) 0-1 vs. Seton Hall
#14 DePaul 2-16 (11-20)
‡ – 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.


ScheduleEdit

All tournament games were nationally televised on an ESPN network:

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Tuesday, March 12
1
1
7:00 PM
#12 Seton Hall vs. #13 South Florida
ESPNU
2
9:00 PM
#11 Rutgers vs. #14 DePaul
ESPNU
Second Round – Wednesday, March 13
2
3
12:00 PM
#8 Providence vs. #9 Cincinnati
ESPN
4
2:00 PM
#5 Syracuse vs. #12 Seton Hall
ESPN
3
5
7:00 PM
#7 Villanova vs. #10 St. John's
ESPN2
6
9:00 PM
#6 Notre Dame vs. #11 Rutgers
ESPN2
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14
4
7
12:00 PM
#1 Georgetown vs. #9 Cincinnati
ESPN
8
2:00 PM
#4 Pittsburgh vs. #5 Syracuse
ESPN
5
9
7:00 PM
#2 Louisville vs. #7 Villanova
ESPN
10
9:00 PM
#3 Marquette vs. #6 Notre Dame
ESPN
Semifinals – Friday, March 15
6
11
7:00 PM
#1 Georgetown vs. #5 Syracuse
ESPN
12
9:00 PM
#2 Louisville vs. #6 Notre Dame
ESPN
Championship Game – Saturday, March 16
7
13
8:30 PM
#5 Syracuse vs. #2 Louisville
ESPN
*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

  First Round
Tuesday, March 12
Second Round
Wednesday, March 13
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 14
Semifinals
Friday, March 15
Championship Game
Saturday, March 16
                                               
9 Cincinnati 61  
8 Providence 44  
  9 Cincinnati 43
  1 #5 Georgetown 62  
  1 #5 Georgetown 55  
  5 #19 Syracuse 58OT  
13 South Florida 42  
12 Seton Hall 46OT  
  12 Seton Hall 63  
  5 #19 Syracuse 75  
  5 #19 Syracuse 62
  4 #17 Pittsburgh 59  
5 #19 Syracuse 61
2 #4 Louisville 78
10 St. John's 53  
7 Villanova 66  
  7 Villanova 55
  2 #4 Louisville 74  
  2 #4 Louisville 69
  6 #24 Notre Dame 57  
14 DePaul 57  
11 Rutgers 76  
  11 Rutgers 61  
  6 #24 Notre Dame 69  
  6 #24 Notre Dame 73
  3 #12 Marquette 65  

OT denotes overtime game

All-Tournament teamEdit

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Outstanding Player)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings – 2012–13." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "2012-13 Big East men's basketball media guide" (PDF). Big East Conference. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-04-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)