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2005-2006 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 8 - 11, 2006
Tournament Champions: Syracuse
Tournament Runner Up: Pittsburgh
Tournament MOP/MVP: Gerry McNamara (Syracuse, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: Aaron Gray (Pittsburgh, Jr.), Carl Krauser (Pittsburgh, Sr.), Demetris Nichols (Syracuse, Jr.), Darryl Watkins (Syracuse, Jr.), Randy Foye (Villanova, Sr.)
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: 215,534
Tournament Officials: James Burr, Jim Burr, William Bush, Don Cahill, John Cahill, Jeff Clark, Ed Corbett, Robert Donato, Pat Driscoll, Reggie Greenwood, James Haney, Jim Haney, Tim Higgins, John Higgins, John Hughes, Michael Kitts, Gary Prager, Frank Scagliotta, Curtis Shaw, Michael Stephens, Earl Walton
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Gerry McNamara (Syracuse, Sr.) (65)
Total Rebounds:Aaron Gray (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (47)
Total Assists:Gerry McNamara (Syracuse, Sr.) (33)
Total Steals:Eric Devendorf (Syracuse, Fr.) (9)
Total Blocks:Darryl Watkins (Syracuse, Jr.) (12)
Total Minutes:Darryl Watkins (Syracuse, Jr.) (157)
Total FIC:Darryl Watkins (Syracuse, Jr.) (49.6)
Total Fouls:Terrence Roberts (Syracuse, Jr.) (13)
Total Turnovers:Gerry McNamara (Syracuse, Sr.) (17)
Total FGs:Terrence Roberts (Syracuse, Jr.) (21)
Total 3PM:Gerry McNamara (Syracuse, Sr.) (16)
Total FTs:Carl Krauser (Pittsburgh, Sr.) (17)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Cincinnati 73
9 Syracuse 74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Georgetown 67
12 Notre Dame 63
 
7 Seton Hall 48
10 Rutgers 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Pittsburgh 61
11 Louisville 56
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Connecticut 84
9 Syracuse 86
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Marquette 59
5 Georgetown 62
2 Villanova 87
10 Rutgers 55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 West Virginia 57
6 Pittsburgh 68
Semifinals
 
 
 
5 Georgetown 57
9 Syracuse 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Villanova 54
6 Pittsburgh 68
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Pittsburgh 61
9 Syracuse 65

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
5 Georgetown 19  70.37% 10  62.50%
1 Connecticut 27  93.10% 14  87.50%
8 Cincinnati 19  11  63.33% 50.00%
11 Louisville 18  11  62.07% 10  37.50%
4 Marquette 20  68.97% 10  62.50%
12 Notre Dame 15  12  55.56% 10  37.50%
6 Pittsburgh 21  77.78% 10  62.50%
10 Rutgers 17  12  58.62% 43.75%
7 Seton Hall 18  10  64.29% 56.25%
9 Syracuse 19  11  63.33% 43.75%
2 Villanova 24  88.89% 14  87.50%
3 West Virginia 20  68.97% 11  68.75%
*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 8, 2006
#11 Louisville (L) #6 Pittsburgh (W) 56-61 Madison Square Garden PTS: 19. Carl Krauser
REB: 13. Aaron Gray
AST: 2. Carl Krauser
PTS: 15. Taquan Dean
REB: 8. Terrence Williams
AST: 3. Andre McGee
Mar 8, 2006
#12 Notre Dame (L) #5 Georgetown (W) 63-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 25. Brandon Bowman
REB: 11. Roy Hibbert
AST: 4. Brandon Bowman
PTS: 21. Colin Falls
REB: 11. Rob Kurz
AST: 8. Chris Quinn
Mar 8, 2006
#10 Rutgers (W) #7 Seton Hall (L) 61-48 Madison Square Garden PTS: 28. Donald Copeland
REB: 9. Kelly Whitney
AST: 2. Donald Copeland
PTS: 18. Quincy Douby
REB: 10. Ollie Bailey
AST: 7. Quincy Douby
Mar 8, 2006
#9 Syracuse (W) #8 Cincinnati (L) 74-73 Madison Square Garden PTS: 32. James White
REB: 12. Eric Hicks
AST: 9. Devan Downey
PTS: 17. Gerry McNamara
REB: 9. Terrence Roberts
AST: 9. Gerry McNamara
Mar 9, 2006
#10 Rutgers (L) #2 Villanova (W) 55-87 Madison Square Garden PTS: 26. Allan Ray
REB: 13. Will Sheridan
AST: 4. Kyle Lowry
PTS: 31. Quincy Douby
REB: 11. Ollie Bailey
AST: 3. Marquis Webb
Mar 9, 2006
#9 Syracuse (W) #1 Connecticut (L) 86-84 Madison Square Garden PTS: 20. Denham Brown
REB: 13. Josh Boone
AST: 11. Marcus D. Williams
PTS: 17. Gerry McNamara
REB: 8. Darryl Watkins
AST: 13. Gerry McNamara
Mar 9, 2006
#6 Pittsburgh (W) #3 West Virginia (L) 68-57 Madison Square Garden PTS: 22. Kevin Pittsnogle
REB: 5. Mike Gansey
AST: 4. Johannes Herber
PTS: 19. Aaron Gray
REB: 15. Aaron Gray
AST: 6. Carl Krauser
Mar 9, 2006
#5 Georgetown (W) #4 Marquette (L) 62-59 Madison Square Garden PTS: 18. Steve Novak
REB: 6. Wesley Matthews
AST: 6. Dominic James
PTS: 16. Jeff Green
REB: 9. Jeff Green
AST: 5. Jeff Green
Mar 10, 2006
#9 Syracuse (W) #5 Georgetown (L) 58-57 Madison Square Garden PTS: 12. Brandon Bowman
REB: 13. Roy Hibbert
AST: 6. Jonathan Wallace
PTS: 17. Gerry McNamara
REB: 6. Darryl Watkins
AST: 5. Gerry McNamara
Mar 10, 2006
#6 Pittsburgh (W) #2 Villanova (L) 68-54 Madison Square Garden PTS: 26. Randy Foye
REB: 8. Randy Foye
AST: 3. Kyle Lowry
PTS: 18. Antonio Graves-Davis
REB: 7. Levon Kendall
AST: 6. Carl Krauser
Mar 11, 2006
#9 Syracuse (W) #6 Pittsburgh (L) 65-61 Madison Square Garden PTS: 16. Carl Krauser
REB: 12. Aaron Gray
AST: 5. Carl Krauser
PTS: 15. Demetris Nichols
REB: 11. Darryl Watkins
AST: 6. Gerry McNamara