Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2008 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament trophy
Jeff Green of the Georgetown Hoyas attempts to pass during the 2007 Big East Championship game against the Pitt Panthers.

Championship tournament of the Big East Conference in men's basketball.

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The 2008 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament trophy

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Villanova Wildcats men's basketball

The Villanova Wildcats men's basketball program represent Villanova University in men's college basketball and competes in the Big East Conference of NCAA Division I.

The Villanova Wildcats men's basketball program represent Villanova University in men's college basketball and competes in the Big East Conference of NCAA Division I.

Villanova National Championship banners hanging in the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The Wildcats play select home games at the Wells Fargo Center
Championship parade in Center City, Philadelphia on April 5, 2018
Tony Yayo At Villanova Hoops Mania 06'

They won the Big East Tournament in 1995, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022.

Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball

The Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball program represents Georgetown University in NCAA Division I men's intercollegiate basketball and the Big East Conference.

The Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball program represents Georgetown University in NCAA Division I men's intercollegiate basketball and the Big East Conference.

Bill Dudack was the team captain in 1921, and returned to coach the 1929–30 team.
The 1942–43 team went 22–5 and reached the NCAA finals, but the team was suspended for World War II the following season.
Coach John Thompson and Patrick Ewing meet with Ronald Reagan after winning the 1984 National Championship.
Georgetown playing Princeton in the first round of the 1989 NCAA Tournament
John Thompson III took over coaching duties in April 2004.
The team being presented with the trophy for East Regional Champions in the NCAA Tournament
Georgetown faced the Pittsburgh Panthers for the Big East tournament final in 2007 and 2008.
Patrick Ewing returned to Georgetown as head coach in 2017.
A "Gray Out" at the Verizon Center – later renamed Capital One Arena – in Washington, D.C., as Georgetown plays American on December 29, 2007.
Allen Iverson
Dikembe Mutombo
Otto Porter Jr.
Alonzo Mourning
Jeff Green

They have won the Big East Conference Tournament a record eight times, and have also won or shared the Big East regular season title ten times.

Walker with the Charlotte Hornets in 2019

Kemba Walker

American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Walker with the Charlotte Hornets in 2019
Walker with Connecticut in 2011
Walker shoots during a game against the Houston Rockets, October 2013
Walker defended by Gerald Wallace in 2013
Walker with the Hornets in October 2014
Walker in 2016
Walker in a press conference before a sold-out Middlesex Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Big East Tournament MVP (2011)

2010–11 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team

The 2010–11 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2010–2011 NCAA Division I basketball season.

The 2010–11 Connecticut Huskies men's basketball team represented the University of Connecticut in the 2010–2011 NCAA Division I basketball season.

Players and coaches, joined by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, pose with the championship trophy

Led by Kemba Walker who scored a tournament record 130 points, they became the first school to win five conference tournament games in as many days in claiming their seventh Big East Tournament title.

Big East Conference

Collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in ten men's sports and twelve women's sports.

Collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in ten men's sports and twelve women's sports.

Locations of the current Big East Conference member institutions

In March 2013, the new conference purchased the Big East Conference name, logos, basketball records, and the rights to the men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden from the football-playing members of the old Big East, who formed the American Athletic Conference (AAC), which is the old conference's legal successor.

American Athletic Conference

American collegiate athletic conference, featuring 11 member universities and five affiliate member universities that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

American collegiate athletic conference, featuring 11 member universities and five affiliate member universities that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).

In March 2013, representatives of the Catholic 7 announced they would leave the conference effective June 30, 2013, retaining the Big East name, $10 million, and the right to hold the conference's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden.

Hart with Villanova in 2017

Josh Hart

American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Hart with Villanova in 2017
Hart as a Villanova senior in 2017
Hart dunking the basketball in 2017

As a sophomore, Hart was named the Big East Tournament most outstanding player.

Madison Square Garden in 2019

Madison Square Garden

Multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City.

Multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City.

Madison Square Garden in 2019
A basketball game at Madison Square Garden circa 1968
The New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues play hockey beneath the renovated Garden's new HD scoreboard in January 2014
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page performing at Madison Square Garden in 1973
Eric Clapton (pictured at the Garden in 2015) has played 45 concerts at the venue since 1968.
Lady Gaga performing at the Garden in 2011
Katy Perry onstage at the venue in 2017
Madison Square Garden, as it appeared during "Mark Messier Night" on January 12, 2006
Getting the arena ready for a basketball game in 2005
The 7th Avenue entrance to Madison Square Garden and Penn Station in 2013

The arena is also host to the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament and was home to the finals of the National Invitation Tournament from the beginning of its existence up until 2022.

Louisville Cardinals men's basketball

Men's college basketball program representing the University of Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I.

Men's college basketball program representing the University of Louisville in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I.

Men's basketball team, 1914, CN Caldwell, captain
U of L winning percentage by year
U of L all-time wins/losses graph
Donovan Mitchell is one of five former Cardinals playing in the NBA in 2020.
Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center
Jefferson County Armory as it was September 5, 2007 now named the Louisville Gardens

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