Big East Tournament 2014 News and Updates
2014 marks the 35th Big East Tournament
but the first for current members led by #6 Villanova Wildcats
and #12 Creighton
. Newbies Creighton, Xavier
, and Butler
were added to the Big East in an effort to keep the Conference among college basketball’s best. The reformed Big East, made up of 10 teams, will hold its tournament at Madison Square Garden
March 12 – 15. Like the Big 12 Tournament, the Big East Tournament encompasses four rounds – first (seeds 7-10 only), quarterfinals, semifinals, finals – with the Champion earning an automatic big into the NCAA Tournament
Last year, Louisville outscored Syracuse 78-61 in the Championship game, on the Cardinals way to a NCAA Championship! Because Connecticut was ineligible and West Virginia had moved to the Big 12, only 14 of the 16 Big East teams participated in the Big East Tournament last year. No.1 seeded Georgetown was upset in the semifinals by No.5 seeded Syracuse. One of the most memorable Big East Tournaments was in 2011 where fans got to watch eleven future NCAA Tournament Teams!
Don’t miss the Big East teams fight for a chance at the Big Dance! It will be your last chance to watch Big East play before the NCAA tournament teams hit the road to the Final Four. This year, experts have a projected four Big East teams in the Tourney; will an unexpected run in the Conference Tournament, by a dark horse, bump a bubble team into the postseason? All Session Big East Tournament tickets are competitively priced, beginning at $252. For a couple hundred bucks, you can sit inside legendary MSG for nine games; that’s an average $28 a game, including the Championship game on the final day of the Tournament.