Big East Tournament 2015 News and Updates
2/13/15 - With just a few weeks until the Big East Basketball tournament in Madison Square Garden from March 11 to the 14, the teams are doing their best to end the regular season on top. The first round will be on the 11th with two games, one between the 8th and 9th seed and one between the 7th and 10th seed. The quarterfinals take place the next day, followed by the semifinals and then the finals on the subsequent days. Fans will be tuning into to see if there is a major upset like last years defeat of number one Villanova by Seton Hall. Currently, Villanova is one again in the top place, followed by Butler and Georgetown. Tickets are one sale for the tournament games, with single sessions starting at $23 and the full tournament starting at $223.
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.