Georgetown, UConn and Schools with the Most Big East Conference Tournament Championships

The Big East Has Gone To The Dogs. Georgetown And UConn Have The Most Big East Tournament Titles.

The Big East Has Gone To The Dogs. Georgetown And UConn Have The Most Big East Tournament Titles.

The Villanova Wildcats will not be getting their second Big East Tournament title in 2013-14. The favorites and No. 3 team in the country – once in the running for an overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament – were beaten at the buzzer today by unranked, now 17-16, uber-underdog Seton Hall.

That leaves this year’s Big East Championship open to several contenders. Creighton, Xavier and Providence are now the favorites.

The Bluejays and Musketeers, recent additions to the conference, are looking for their first Big East titles. The Friars, members of the Big East since its inception in 1979-80, are looking for their second.

Neither Connecticut nor Georgetown will pad their title stats. Both have won the most Big East Tournaments, seven, but the Huskies are now a part of the brand-new AAC (American Athletic Conference) and the Hoyas were just bounced in Round 1 by DePaul.

Below, find all the Big East tourney winners, sorted by most titles.

BIG EAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION # TITLES SEASON RUNNER-UP FINAL SCORE OF TITLE GAME
1. Connecticut 7 1989-90 Syracuse 78-75
      1995-96 Georgetown 75-74
      1997-98 Syracuse 69-64
      1998-99 St. John’s 82-63
      2001-02 Pittsburgh 74-65
      2003-04* Pittsburgh 61-58
      2010-11* Louisville 69-66
           
1. Georgetown 7 1979-80 Syracuse 87-81
      1981-82 Villanova 72-54
      1984-85 St. John’s 92-80
      1986-87 Syracuse 69-59
      1988-89 Syracuse 88-79
      2006-07 Pittsburgh 65-42
      1983-84* Syracuse 82-71
           
3. Syracuse 5 1980-81 Villanova 83-80
      1987-88 Villanova 85-68
      1991-92 Georgetown 56-54
      2004-05 West Virginia 68-59
      2005-06 Pittsburgh 65-61
           
4. Louisville 3 2008-09 Syracuse 76-66
      2011-12 Cincinnati 50-44
      2012-13* Syracuse 78-61
           
4. St. John’s 3 1982-83 Boston College 85-77
      1985-86 Syracuse 70-69
      1999-00 Connecticut 80-70
           
6. Boston College 2 1996-97 Villanova 70-58
      2000-01 Pittsburgh 79-57
           
6. Pittsburgh 2 2002-03 Connecticut 74-56
      2007-08 Georgetown 74-65
           
6. Seton Hall 2 1990-91 Georgetown 74-62
      1992-93 Syracuse 103-70
           
9. Providence 1 1993-94 Georgetown 74-64
9. Villanova 1 1994-95 Connecticut 94-78
9. West Virginia 1 2009-10 Georgetown 60-58

* = NCAA Tournament Champion

Photos: sportslogos.net / newegg.com (that’s the old UConn Big East Husky)

Posted on March 13, 2014, in NCAA Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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