2016 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament, officially known as the 2016 Big East Championship, was a tournament from March 5-8, 2016 at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, Illinois. St. John's won their 4th Big East title for the first time since 1988 and earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament.

2016 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201516
Teams10
SiteMcGrath-Phillips Arena
Chicago, IL
ChampionsSt. John's (4th title)
Winning coachJoe Tartamella (1st title)
MVPAliyyah Handford (St. John's)
Attendance9,610
TelevisionFS1
2015–16 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#20 DePaul*162 .889  279  .750
Seton Hall126 .667  239  .719
Villanova126 .667  2012  .625
St. John's117 .611  2310  .697
Georgetown99 .500  1614  .533
Marquette99 .500  1416  .467
Xavier810 .444  1713  .567
Creighton810 .444  1718  .486
Butler414 .222  1021  .323
Providence117 .056  524  .172
2016 Big East Basketball Tournament winner
*Tournament #1 seed
As of March 26, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

2016 Big East Women's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker
1 DePaul 16–2 24–7
2 Villanova 12–6 19–10 1–1 vs. SHU, 1–1 vs. DEPAUL, 2–0 vs ST. JOHN'S
3 Seton Hall 12–6 22–7 1–1 vs. VILLANOVA, 1–1 vs. DEPAUL, 0–2 vs. ST. JOHN'S
4 St. John's 11–7 20–9
5 Georgetown 9–9 16–12 1–1 vs. MARQUETTE
6 Marquette 9–9 14–15 1–1 vs. GTOWN
7 Creighton 8–8 14–16 1–1 vs. XAVIER
8 Xavier 8–8 17–12 1–1 vs. CREIGHTON
9 Butler 4–14 9–20
10 Providence 1–17 5–23
‡ – Big East regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the Big East Tournament.

Schedule

Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Saturday, March 5
1
2:00 PM
#7 Creighton vs #10 Providence
BEDN
1,741
2
4:30 PM
#8 Xavier vs #9 Butler
Quarterfinals – Sunday, March 6
3
Noon
#2 Villanova vs #7 Creighton
FS2
1,884
4
2:30 PM
#3 Seton Hall vs #6 Marquette
5
6:00 PM
#1 DePaul vs #9 Butler
2,234
6
8:30 PM
#4 St. John's vs #5 Georgetown
Semifinals – Monday, March 7
7
3:00 PM
#3 Seton Hall vs. #7 Creighton
FS1
2,131
8
5:30 PM
#1 DePaul vs #4 St. John's
Championship – Tuesday, March 8
9
7:00 PM
#7 Creighton vs. #4 St. John's
FS1
1,620
*Game Times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

Source: [1]

Bracket

  Opening Round
March 5, 2016
Quarterfinals
March 6, 2016
Semifinals
March 7, 2016
Championship
March 8, 2016
                                     
       
  1 DePaul 76  
    9 Butler 49  
8 Xavier 47
9 Butler 48  
  1 DePaul 66  
  4 St. John's 75  
       
       
  4 St. John's 65
    5 Georgetown 52  
     
       
  4 St. John's 50
  7 Creighton 37
       
       
  2 Villanova 48
    7 Creighton 57  
7 Creighton 70
10 Providence 53  
  7 Creighton 77
  3 Seton Hall 56  
       
       
  3 Seton Hall 93
    6 Marquette 86  
     

See also

2016 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

References

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