1980 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

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1980 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1979–80
Teams 7
Site Providence Civic Center
Providence, Rhode Island
Champions Georgetown (1st title)
Winning coach John Thompson (1st title)
MVP Craig Shelton (Georgetown)
1981 →
1979–80 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Syracuse 5 1   .833     26 4   .867
#13 St. John's 5 1   .833     24 5   .828
#11 Georgetown 5 1   .833     26 6   .813
Connecticut 3 3   .500     20 9   .690
Boston College 2 4   .333     19 10   .655
Seton Hall 1 5   .167     14 13   .519
Providence 0 6   .000     11 16   .407
† 1980 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 24, 1980[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The inaugural Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at the Providence Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island, in March 1980. It is a single-elimination tournament with three rounds. Syracuse had the best regular season conference record and received the #1 seed and a bye into the semifinals.

Georgetown defeated Syracuse in the championship game 87–81.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship Game
                           
       
  1 Syracuse 92  
    4 Connecticut 61  
4 Connecticut 79
  5 Boston College 68  
    1 Syracuse 81
  3 Georgetown 87
  2 St. John's 48  
7 Providence 44  
2 St. John's 66
    3 Georgetown 76  
3 Georgetown 60
  6 Seton Hall 47  

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player: Craig Shelton, Georgetown

All Tournament Team

References[edit]