The Men's Basketball tournament celebrating its 35th anniversary this year will be played in the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden Wednesday, March 12 through Saturday, March 15.
The first two games will be played Wednesday night beginning with the number 9 seed playing number 8 at 7pm followed by the number 10 seed playing number 7 at 9:30pm. Thursday delivers a huge day of BIG EAST basketball, with four games beginning at noon. The number one seed plays first followed by a classic duel between number four & number five seeds. Games three and four tip off at 7pm and 9:30 respectively.
The semi-finals are Friday night March 14th at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. We'll crown the BIG EAST champion Saturday night with the championship game starting at 8:30pm. Renowned college basketball announcer Bill Raferty and the incomparable Gus Johnson will call the games on FOX Sports 1. For more information on the Men's Tournament bracket, check out the men's basketball page on BIGEAST.com. All games will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 and carried live on Westwood One Radio. Check the FOX Sports 1 channel finder to locate the channel number in your area.
How to order tickets:
To order please go to www.ticketmaster.com/bigeast.
The official program will be on-sale at Madison Square Garden beginning March 12. Learn more about each team, their stats, and the old and new rivalries. Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the BIG EAST Men's basketball tournament with great moments from each year of the Tournament and more.
Come see the great selection of BIG EAST Men's Basketball tournament merchandise at the merchandise stands located throughout Madison Square Garden. You'll find everything from T-shirts, hats and pins to the locker room hat and T-shirt worn by the BIG EAST Championship team. BIG EAST Men's basketball merchandise will also be available online at BIGEAST.com. Visit BIGEAST.teamfanshop.com, the official online store of the BIG EAST Conference for the official Tournament merchandise. Check out the gear for every BIG EAST school, plus the Men's and Women's Basketball tournaments at BIGEAST.teamfanshop.com
|Wednesday, March 12|
|7:00 p.m.||Game #1: No. 8 Seton Hall 51, No. 9 Butler 50||RECAP | |
|9:30 p.m.||Game #2: No. 10 DePaul 60, No. 7 Georgetown 56||RECAP | |
|Thursday, March 13|
|Noon||Game #3: No. 8 Seton Hall 64, No. 1 Villanova 63||RECAP | |
|2:30 p.m.||Game #4: No. 4 Providence 79, No. 5 St. John's 74||RECAP | |
|7:00 p.m.||Game #5: No. 2 Creighton 84, No. 10 DePaul 62||RECAP | |
|9:30 p.m.||Game #6: No. 3 Xavier 68, vs. No. 6 Marquette 65||RECAP | |
|Friday, March 14|
|7:00 p.m.||Game #7: No. 4 Providence 80, No. 8 Seton Hall 70||RECAP | |
|9:30 p.m.||Game #8: No. 2 Creighton 86, No. 3 Xavier 78||RECAP | |
|Saturday, March 15|
|8:30 p.m.||Game #9: No. 4 Providence 65, No. 2 Creighton 58||RECAP | |