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2003-2004 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 10 - 13, 2004
Tournament Champions: Connecticut
Tournament Runner Up: Pittsburgh
Tournament MOP/MVP: Ben Gordon (Connecticut, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team: Craig Smith (Boston College, So.), Chris Taft (Pittsburgh, Fr.), Carl Krauser (Pittsburgh, So.), Jaron Brown (Pittsburgh, Sr.), Taliek Brown (Connecticut, Sr.)
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Jim Burr, William Bush, John Cahill, Ed Corbett, Robert Donato, Pat Driscoll, Donnie Gray, Reggie Greenwood, James Haney, Jim Haney, Tim Higgins, John Hughes, Michael Kitts, Michael Kitts, Raymond Perone, Frank Scagliotta, Michael Stephens
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Ben Gordon (Connecticut, Jr.) (81)
Total Rebounds:Craig Smith (Boston College, So.) (36)
Total Assists:Taliek Brown (Connecticut, Sr.) (22)
Total Steals:Jaron Brown (Pittsburgh, Sr.) (12)
Total Blocks:Josh Boone (Connecticut, Fr.) (8)
Total Minutes:Carl Krauser (Pittsburgh, So.) (117)
Total FIC:Jaron Brown (Pittsburgh, Sr.) (47.3)
Total Fouls:Curtis Sumpter (Villanova, So.) (15)
Total Turnovers:Ben Gordon (Connecticut, Jr.) (12)
Total FGs:Ben Gordon (Connecticut, Jr.) (26)
Total 3PM:Ben Gordon (Connecticut, Jr.) (9)
Total FTs:Ben Gordon (Connecticut, Jr.) (20)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Virginia Tech 61
9 Rutgers 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Boston College 68
12 Georgetown 57
 
7 Notre Dame 65
10 West Virginia 64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Seton Hall 60
11 Villanova 61
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Pittsburgh 74
8 Virginia Tech 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Syracuse 54
5 Boston College 57
2 Connecticut 66
7 Notre Dame 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Providence 66
11 Villanova 69
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Pittsburgh 62
5 Boston College 53
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Connecticut 84
11 Villanova 67
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Pittsburgh 58
2 Connecticut 61

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
2 Connecticut 24  80.00% 12  75.00%
12 Georgetown 13  14  48.15% 12  25.00%
7 Notre Dame 16  11  59.26% 56.25%
1 Pittsburgh 27  90.00% 13  81.25%
3 Providence 20  74.07% 11  68.75%
9 Rutgers 16  11  59.26% 43.75%
6 Seton Hall 20  71.43% 10  62.50%
4 Syracuse 21  77.78% 11  68.75%
11 Villanova 14  15  48.28% 10  37.50%
10 West Virginia 15  12  55.56% 43.75%
5 Boston College 21  72.41% 10  62.50%
8 Virginia Tech 14  13  51.85% 43.75%
*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 10, 2004
#12 Georgetown (L) #5 Boston College (W) 57-68 Madison Square Garden PTS: 16. Craig Smith
REB: 14. Craig Smith
AST: 4. Steve Hailey
PTS: 14. Brandon Bowman
REB: 7. Darrel Owens
AST: 5. Matt Causey
Mar 10, 2004
#10 West Virginia (L) #7 Notre Dame (W) 64-65 Madison Square Garden PTS: 19. Chris Thomas
REB: 9. Jordan Cornette
AST: 4. Chris Quinn
PTS: 17. Johannes Herber
REB: 7. Kevin Pittsnogle
AST: 3. Johannes Herber
Mar 10, 2004
#9 Rutgers (L) #8 Virginia Tech (W) 58-61 Madison Square Garden PTS: 12. Coleman Collins
REB: 7. Markus Sailes
AST: 5. Jamon Lucas
PTS: 19. Marquis Webb
REB: 11. Ricky Shields
AST: 3. Juel Wiggan
Mar 10, 2004
#11 Villanova (W) #6 Seton Hall (L) 61-60 Madison Square Garden PTS: 20. Kelly Whitney
REB: 8. Kelly Whitney
AST: 7. Andre Barrett
PTS: 15. Allan Ray
REB: 7. Jason Fraser
AST: 4. Allan Ray
Mar 11, 2004
#7 Notre Dame (L) #2 Connecticut (W) 58-66 Madison Square Garden PTS: 29. Ben Gordon
REB: 16. Josh Boone
AST: 6. Taliek Brown
PTS: 19. Chris Thomas
REB: 9. Jordan Cornette
AST: 5. Chris Thomas
Mar 11, 2004
#8 Virginia Tech (L) #1 Pittsburgh (W) 61-74 Madison Square Garden PTS: 20. Jaron Brown
REB: 6. Chevon Troutman
AST: 6. Jaron Brown
PTS: 14. Jamon Lucas
REB: 7. Jamon Lucas
AST: 6. Jamon Lucas
Mar 11, 2004
#11 Villanova (W) #3 Providence (L) 69-66 Madison Square Garden PTS: 24. Shieku Kabba
REB: 4. Marcus Douthit
AST: 3. Rob Sanders
PTS: 17. Jason Fraser
REB: 7. Will Sheridan
AST: 7. Mike Nardi
Mar 11, 2004
#5 Boston College (W) #4 Syracuse (L) 57-54 Madison Square Garden PTS: 15. Gerry McNamara
REB: 7. Josh Pace
AST: 5. Hakim Warrick
PTS: 22. Craig Smith
REB: 11. Jared Dudley
AST: 3. Jared Dudley
Mar 12, 2004
#11 Villanova (L) #2 Connecticut (W) 67-84 Madison Square Garden PTS: 29. Ben Gordon
REB: 15. Josh Boone
AST: 10. Taliek Brown
PTS: 20. Randy Foye
REB: 11. Jason Fraser
AST: 3. Randy Foye
Mar 12, 2004
#5 Boston College (L) #1 Pittsburgh (W) 53-62 Madison Square Garden PTS: 18. Carl Krauser
REB: 9. Jaron Brown
AST: 5. Carl Krauser
PTS: 20. Craig Smith
REB: 12. Craig Smith
AST: 2. Jermaine Watson
Mar 13, 2004
#2 Connecticut (W) #1 Pittsburgh (L) 61-58 Madison Square Garden PTS: 11. Mark McCarroll
REB: 8. Carl Krauser
AST: 6. Jaron Brown
PTS: 23. Ben Gordon
REB: 13. Emeka Okafor
AST: 6. Taliek Brown