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2007-2008 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 12 - 15, 2008
Tournament Champions: Pittsburgh
Tournament Runner Up: Georgetown
Tournament MOP/MVP: Sam Young (Pittsburgh, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team: Roy Hibbert (Georgetown, Sr.), Jessie Sapp (Georgetown, Jr.), Jerel McNeal (Marquette, Jr.), Levance Fields (Pittsburgh, Jr.), Joe Alexander (West Virginia, Jr.)
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: 215,181
Tournament Officials: James Breeding, James Burr, Jim Burr, John Cahill, Jeff Clark, Ed Corbett, Robert Donato, Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney, Reggie Greenwood, James Haney, Jim Haney, Carl Hess, Tim Higgins, Michael Kitts, Brian O'Connell, Curtis Shaw, Michael Stephens, Earl Walton
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Sam Young (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (80)
Total Rebounds:Sam Young (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (28)
Total Assists:Levance Fields (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (22)
Total Steals:Dwayne Anderson (Villanova, Jr.) (8)
Total Blocks:Sam Young (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (10)
Total Minutes:Sam Young (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (151), Ronald Ramon (Pittsburgh, Sr.) (151)
Total FIC:Sam Young (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (58.5)
Total Fouls:DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh, Fr.) (15)
Total Turnovers:DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh, Fr.) (13)
Total FGs:Sam Young (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (31)
Total 3PM:Ronald Ramon (Pittsburgh, Sr.) (11)
Total FTs:Levance Fields (Pittsburgh, Jr.) (23)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Villanova 82
9 Syracuse 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 West Virginia 58
12 Providence 53
 
6 Marquette 67
11 Seton Hall 54
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Pittsburgh 70
10 Cincinnati 64
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Georgetown 82
8 Villanova 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Connecticut 72
5 West Virginia 78
3 Notre Dame 79
6 Marquette 89
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Louisville 69
7 Pittsburgh 76
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Georgetown 72
5 West Virginia 55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Marquette 61
7 Pittsburgh 68
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Georgetown 65
7 Pittsburgh 74

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
10 Cincinnati 13  17  43.33% 10  44.44%
4 Connecticut 24  77.42% 13  72.22%
1 Georgetown 25  86.21% 15  83.33%
2 Louisville 24  77.42% 14  77.78%
6 Marquette 22  73.33% 11  61.11%
3 Notre Dame 24  80.00% 14  77.78%
7 Pittsburgh 22  70.97% 10  55.56%
12 Providence 15  15  50.00% 12  33.33%
11 Seton Hall 17  14  54.84% 11  38.89%
9 Syracuse 19  12  61.29% 50.00%
8 Villanova 19  11  63.33% 50.00%
5 West Virginia 22  70.97% 11  61.11%
*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, 2008
#11 Seton Hall (L) #6 Marquette (W) 54-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 21. Jerel McNeal
REB: 10. Lazar Hayward
AST: 4. Jerel McNeal
PTS: 13. Eugene Harvey
REB: 7. Jamar Nutter
AST: 7. Eugene Harvey
Mar 12, 2008
#9 Syracuse (L) #8 Villanova (W) 63-82 Madison Square Garden PTS: 22. Scottie Reynolds
REB: 7. Dwayne Anderson
AST: 6. Scottie Reynolds
PTS: 17. Donte Greene
REB: 5. Donte Greene
AST: 4. Donte Greene
Mar 12, 2008
#10 Cincinnati (L) #7 Pittsburgh (W) 64-70 Madison Square Garden PTS: 21. Sam Young
REB: 7. Ronald Ramon
AST: 6. Levance Fields
PTS: 30. Deonta Vaughn
REB: 5. Jamual Warren
AST: 6. Deonta Vaughn
Mar 12, 2008
#12 Providence (L) #5 West Virginia (W) 53-58 Madison Square Garden PTS: 22. Joe Alexander
REB: 9. Da'Sean Butler
AST: 4. Joe Alexander
PTS: 12. Weyinmi Efejuku Rose
REB: 6. Weyinmi Efejuku Rose
AST: 8. Geoff McDermott
Mar 13, 2008
#6 Marquette (W) #3 Notre Dame (L) 89-79 Madison Square Garden PTS: 20. Kyle McAlarney
REB: 9. Zach Hillesland
AST: 9. Tory Jackson
PTS: 28. Jerel McNeal
REB: 7. Ousmane Barro
AST: 6. Dominic James
Mar 13, 2008
#8 Villanova (L) #1 Georgetown (W) 63-82 Madison Square Garden PTS: 23. Jessie Sapp
REB: 9. Pat Ewing
AST: 7. Pat Ewing
PTS: 13. Scottie Reynolds
REB: 7. Dwayne Anderson
AST: 4. Scottie Reynolds
Mar 13, 2008
#7 Pittsburgh (W) #2 Louisville (L) 76-69 Madison Square Garden PTS: 19. Earl Clark
REB: 9. Earl Clark
AST: 4. Jerry Smith
PTS: 21. Sam Young
REB: 12. Sam Young
AST: 6. Levance Fields
Mar 13, 2008
#5 West Virginia (W) #4 Connecticut (L) 78-72 Madison Square Garden PTS: 22. A.J. Price
REB: 6. Jeff Adrien
AST: 6. A.J. Price
PTS: 34. Joe Alexander
REB: 9. Da'Sean Butler
AST: 3. Da'Sean Butler
Mar 14, 2008
#7 Pittsburgh (W) #6 Marquette (L) 68-61 Madison Square Garden PTS: 17. Jerel McNeal
REB: 10. Dwight Burke
AST: 3. Dominic James
PTS: 22. Sam Young
REB: 8. Tyrell Biggs
AST: 4. Levance Fields
Mar 14, 2008
#5 West Virginia (L) #1 Georgetown (W) 55-72 Madison Square Garden PTS: 25. Roy Hibbert
REB: 13. Roy Hibbert
AST: 3. Pat Ewing
PTS: 16. Da'Sean Butler
REB: 5. Joe Alexander
AST: 3. Da'Sean Butler
Mar 15, 2008
#7 Pittsburgh (W) #1 Georgetown (L) 74-65 Madison Square Garden PTS: 17. Roy Hibbert
REB: 6. Roy Hibbert
AST: 5. Jonathan Wallace
PTS: 17. Ronald Ramon
REB: 10. DeJuan Blair
AST: 6. Levance Fields