2000 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2000 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Its winner received the Big East Conference's automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Tournament. It is a single-elimination tournament with four rounds and the three highest seeds received byes in the first round. All 13 Big East teams were invited to participate. Syracuse finished with the best record in the regular season and was awarded the top seed.

2000 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season199900
Teams13
SiteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsSt. John's (3rd title)
Winning coachMike Jarvis (1st title)
MVPBootsy Thornton (St. John's)
1999–2000 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#16 Syracuse133 .813  266  .813
#23 Miami122 .857  2311  .676
#9 St. John's124 .750  258  .758
#20 Connecticut106 .625  2510  .714
Seton Hall106 .625  2210  .688
Villanova88 .500  2013  .606
Notre Dame88 .500  2215  .595
West Virginia610 .375  1414  .500
Georgetown610 .375  1915  .559
Rutgers610 .375  1516  .484
Pittsburgh511 .313  1315  .464
Providence412 .250  1119  .367
Boston College313 .188  1119  .367
† 2000 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2000[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

St. John's defeated Connecticut in the final, 8070 to earn their first Big East Tournament championship since 1986, and their third overall.

Bracket

  First round
March 8, 2000
Quarterfinals
March 9, 2000
Semifinals
March 10, 2000
Championship Game
March 11, 2000
                                     
       
  1 #12 Syracuse 72  
    9 Georgetown 76  
8 West Virginia 67
9 Georgetown 70  
  9 Georgetown 55  
  4 #21 Connecticut 70  
5 Seton Hall 85  
12 Providence 65  
  5 Seton Hall 64
    4 #21 Connecticut 79  
4 #21 Connecticut 70
13 Boston College 55  
  4 #21 Connecticut 70
  3 #19 St. John's 80
       
       
  3 #19 St. John's 75
    6 Villanova 70  
6 Villanova 65
11 Pittsburgh 55  
  3 #19 St. John's 58
  2 #23 Miami 57  
       
       
  2 #23 Miami 61
    7 Notre Dame 58  
7 Notre Dame 74
10 Rutgers 62  

Awards

Dave Gavitt Trophy (Most Outstanding Player): Bootsy Thornton, St. John's

All-Tournament Team

Television

Network Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s) Sideline reporter(s)
ESPN2 (RutgersNotre Dame, opening round; Notre DameMiami (FL), quarterfinals)

Local Radio

Seed Teams Flagship station Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s)
7 Notre Dame WNDVAM/WNDV-FM (Notre Dame) Jack Lorri Jack Nolan

References

General: "2008-09 Big East Media Guide" (PDF). pp. 136–138. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-06-05.

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