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2002-2003 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 12 - 15, 2003
Tournament Champions: Pittsburgh
Tournament Runner Up: Connecticut
Tournament MOP/MVP: Julius Page (Pittsburgh, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team: Brandin Knight (Pittsburgh, Sr.), Ben Gordon (Connecticut, So.), Emeka Okafor (Connecticut, So.), Craig Smith (Boston College, Fr.), Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse, Fr.)
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Jim Burr, William Bush, John Cahill, Ed Corbett, Bob Donato, Reggie Greenwood, Jim Haney, Tim Higgins, Michael Kitts, Raymond Perone
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Ben Gordon (Connecticut, So.) (50), Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse, Fr.) (50)
Total Rebounds:Emeka Okafor (Connecticut, So.) (34)
Total Assists:Andre Barrett (Seton Hall, Jr.) (17)
Total Steals:Brandin Knight (Pittsburgh, Sr.) (10)
Total Blocks:Emeka Okafor (Connecticut, So.) (12)
Total Minutes:Julius Page (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (108)
Total FIC:Mike Sweetney (Georgetown, Jr.) (47.0)
Total Fouls:Ontario Lett (Pittsburgh, So.) (15)
Total Turnovers:Ben Gordon (Connecticut, So.) (12)
Total FGs:Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse, Fr.) (18)
Total 3PM:Elijah Ingram (St. John's, Fr.) (9)
Total FTs:Craig Smith (Boston College, Fr.) (18)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
E4 Villanova 41
W5 Georgetown 46
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W3 Seton Hall 67
E6 Miami (FL) 52
 
W4 Notre Dame 80
E5 St. John's 83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E3 Providence 73
W6 West Virginia 50
 
Quarterfinals
 
W1 Syracuse 74
W5 Georgetown 69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E2 Connecticut 83
W3 Seton Hall 70
E1 Boston College 82
E5 St. John's 75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W2 Pittsburgh 67
E3 Providence 59
Semifinals
 
 
 
W1 Syracuse 67
E2 Connecticut 80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E1 Boston College 48
W2 Pittsburgh 61
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E2 Connecticut 56
W2 Pittsburgh 74

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
E2 Connecticut 19  70.37% 10  62.50%
W5 Georgetown 14  13  51.85% 10  37.50%
W4 Notre Dame 22  73.33% 10  62.50%
W2 Pittsburgh 23  85.19% 13  81.25%
E3 Providence 15  12  55.56% 50.00%
W3 Seton Hall 16  11  59.26% 10  62.50%
E5 St. John's 15  12  55.56% 43.75%
W1 Syracuse 23  85.19% 13  81.25%
E4 Villanova 14  16  46.67% 50.00%
W6 West Virginia 14  14  50.00% 11  31.25%
E6 Miami (FL) 11  16  40.74% 12  25.00%
E1 Boston College 17  10  62.96% 10  62.50%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 12, 2003
#5 St. John's (W) #4 Notre Dame (L) 83-80 Madison Square Garden PTS: 19. Torin Francis
REB: 9. Danny Miller
AST: 9. Chris Thomas
PTS: 18. Marcus Hatten
REB: 9. Marcus Hatten
AST: 6. Marcus Hatten
Mar 12, 2003
#5 Georgetown (W) #4 Villanova (L) 46-41 Madison Square Garden PTS: 12. Derrick Snowden
REB: 8. Curtis Sumpter
AST: 2. Derrick Snowden
PTS: 12. Mike Sweetney
REB: 12. Mike Sweetney
AST: 4. Tony Bethel
Mar 12, 2003
#6 West Virginia (L) #3 Providence (W) 50-73 Madison Square Garden PTS: 26. Ryan Gomes
REB: 15. Ryan Gomes
AST: 5. Shieku Kabba
PTS: 12. Chaz Briggs
REB: 7. Kevin Pittsnogle
AST: 3. Tyrone Sally
Mar 12, 2003
#6 Miami (FL) (L) #3 Seton Hall (W) 52-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 17. Kelly Whitney
REB: 7. Marcus Toney-El
AST: 10. Andre Barrett
PTS: 12. J.P. Coelho
REB: 7. Gary Hamilton
AST: 2. Gary Hamilton
Mar 13, 2003
#5 Georgetown (L) #1 Syracuse (W) 69-74 Madison Square Garden PTS: 21. Carmelo Anthony
REB: 8. Craig Forth
AST: 3. Gerry McNamara
PTS: 29. Mike Sweetney
REB: 13. Mike Sweetney
AST: 3. Mike Sweetney
Mar 13, 2003
#3 Providence (L) #2 Pittsburgh (W) 59-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 16. Donatas Zavackas
REB: 6. Donatas Zavackas
AST: 4. Brandin Knight
PTS: 17. Donnie McGrath
REB: 11. Ryan Gomes
AST: 3. Donnie McGrath
Mar 13, 2003
#3 Seton Hall (L) #2 Connecticut (W) 70-83 Madison Square Garden PTS: 25. Ben Gordon
REB: 18. Emeka Okafor
AST: 6. Taliek Brown
PTS: 18. John Allen
REB: 9. John Allen
AST: 7. Andre Barrett
Mar 13, 2003
#5 St. John's (L) #1 Boston College (W) 75-82 Madison Square Garden PTS: 33. Craig Smith
REB: 11. Craig Smith
AST: 6. Troy Bell
PTS: 19. Marcus Hatten
REB: 11. Grady Reynolds
AST: 6. Marcus Hatten
Mar 14, 2003
#2 Pittsburgh (W) #1 Boston College (L) 61-48 Madison Square Garden PTS: 21. Troy Bell
REB: 6. Ryan Sidney
AST: 1. Troy Bell
PTS: 19. Donatas Zavackas
REB: 11. Donatas Zavackas
AST: 6. Brandin Knight
Mar 14, 2003
#2 Connecticut (W) #1 Syracuse (L) 80-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 29. Carmelo Anthony
REB: 15. Carmelo Anthony
AST: 3. Gerry McNamara
PTS: 21. Rashad Anderson
REB: 14. Marcus White
AST: 5. Ben Gordon
Mar 15, 2003
#2 Pittsburgh (W) #2 Connecticut (L) 74-56 Madison Square Garden PTS: 15. Taliek Brown
REB: 7. Emeka Okafor
AST: 3. Tony Robertson
PTS: 19. Jaron Brown
REB: 10. Jaron Brown
AST: 6. Brandin Knight