what teams will be the last two in the big east tournament?
It's gonna Georgetown vs. Pitts in the Big East final. Georgetown the #1 team in the Big East, they won the regular season title and Pitts got some injuries early in the season but they're healthy now. So both of these teams gonna be in the final of the Big East tournament.
If Seton Hall knocks off Providence and Notre Dame in the Big East tournament can they make the NCAA Tourney?
I think so. Personally I think Seton Hall are really underrated. They've had some great road wins this year, and Notre Dame and Providence aren't anything special. I don't see them getting too far in the Big East tourney, but they'll get a couple of wins for sure. They may even beat Pittsburgh.
I think you are wrong on both ends. Louisville is the best team left. They win it all. I think West Virginia beats Syracuse because they are playing so good and so physical. Syracuse will be tired after their 3 hour marathon with UConn. So West Virginia will fall to Louisville the number one seed. BTW, if it were Nova/ Syracuse I believe Syracuse would win to avenge their regular season sweep at the hands of NOva.
How horrible of a tournament so far has this been for the Big East?
Ridiculous. Nova will get it next year though!
Yep. I had Nova going all the way.
Agree. Big East only has basketball. I never get to see Nova play football.
But we have a 5 star SF Brandon Bell comining in!!!
Who is the number 1 seed in the Men's Big East Basketball Tournament?
Louisville. Its probably on espn.com somewhere, I didn't "find it on a site", I just know who the #1 seed is. Kinda ironic, since Pitt and UConn were ranked higher in the polls, and are the 2 teams most consider a lock for #1 seeds in the NCAAs, yet Louisville gets #1 in the Big East.
I think Louisville has the skill and heart to take it all. I truly don't think that Rick Pitino is going to let this one go.
No doubt that Pitt and UConn will be tough. It's going to be a great tournament to watch!
Saint Johns because they have upset so many great teams this season and finally got into the top 25 rankings. Saint Johns has gotten these wins at MSG which is where the tournament is so i think they will win it
Georgetown upsets Syracuse in the Big East tournament, thoughts?
G. Town was inconsistant in the regular seasona and underachieved. They are finally waking up and playing the way they are capable. They are a veteran team with a player that can take over a game in the crunch. Cuse defense is overrated.
Do you think Providence has a chance in the Big East Tournament?
they have a tough but winnable first-round game against west virginia, but then they will have to play georgetown even if they win...wvu is a team that's playing for its ncaa tourney life, so they will be motivated and it's tough to imagine a team as inconsistent as providence has been beating a motivated squad...and again, after that they would have to beat georgetown, then go through at least two of louisville, marquette, and pitt, so i say no
How Many Teams Make the Big East tournament for mens basketball?
12 teams do
the first day of the tournament, the games are like this:
5 seed against 12 seed
6 seed against 11 seed
7 seed against 10 seed
8 seed against 9 seed
the top 4 seeds get byes first day
second day it goes like this
1 seed aginst 8/9 seed winner
2 seed against 7/10 seed winner
3 seed against 6/11 seed winner
4 seed against 5/12 winner
third day it is:
1 seed 8/9 seed winner vs. 4 seed 5/12 seed winner
2 seed 7/10 seed winner vs. 3 seed 6/11 seed winner
Remaining two teams face for the Big East championship and an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament
Starting in 2009, the Big East tournament will expand to inlcude all 16 teams, so this will be the last year with the format i explained above
What do you think of St.John's blowing UConn out 73-51 in the 1st Round of the Big East Tournament?
I wasn't that surprised, because St. John's has played some teams tough this season, Duke, Georgetown, Louisville, Pitt. They certainly played the spoiler role imo.
BQ: I think so. They needed this win desperately. There 7-11 in conference play, not that good.
What do you think of the two upsets in the Big East Tournament today?
I'm still pretty shattered, but it isn't the end of the world. Although the Hoya's are our rivals, good on them for a big win. Syracuse embarrassed them twice this season, so it was impressive to see them do it right back to us. Just sucks it was at such a bad time.
Marquette was surprising, I though Nova would win, but Marquette is a surprise team. I've got them going far this year.
Where do I buy tickets for the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden?
HERE is a site for the ticket department of each Big East member school. You could contact one of them. I believe that having season tickets to one of these schools would be a big help in securing Big East Tournament tickets...
HERE is the site for Madison Square Garden...
HERE are two sites for private ticket companies...
How many teams do you think the Big East will get in the NCAA tournament?
They will get 7 teams. The ones you mentioned are obviously gonna get in no matter how they fare in the tournament.(WOOHOO GO IRISH!)
Of the three teams you mentioned, I actually believe Syracuse is a lock as well because while they did start off slow in conference play, they heated up plus they had that great win against the Hoyas. I think the other team to get in is West Virginia. They are very talented and have a great player and leader in Frank Young. Their first game is against Providence which I belive they will win. Their next game is against Louisville. That game will be down to the wire but I think if that Mountaineer 3-point shooting comes on and Young and Butler have good games, they will win. After that, who knows but they'd probably play Pitt and I believe they cannot win game.
Villanova I leave out because they have to at least get to the semifinals I believe because they are a 9 seed and their first game is against number 8 seed DePaul. People sleep on DePaul but they very good with Mejia, Chandler, Smith...they're good. The only reason though I don't see DePaul getting in either is because they lost 3 games to teams not in the Big East Tournament. Besides, whoever wins between Nova/DePaul would have to play G'Town, tough team to beat.
And to everyone who responded before me...SU and WVU have way better resumes then Nova...also Nova is a 9 seed while SU is 5 and WVU is 7. Look up the facts if you wanna really talk basketball.
I think they get 7...the 5 you mentioned, WVU, and Syracuse
Sorry, but unless UCONN wins the tourney they are out. Not many quality wins, too many losses to bad teams, and the fact they got so much coverage for being so bad early on this year. But don't worry, they are young and will be atop the Big East standings in 2-3 years.