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2008-2009 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 10 - 14, 2009
Tournament Champions: Louisville
Tournament Runner Up: Syracuse
Tournament MOP/MVP: Jonny Flynn (Syracuse, So.)
All-Tournament Team: A.J. Price (Connecticut, Sr.), Earl Clark (Louisville, Jr.), Terrence Williams (Louisville, Sr.), Eric Devendorf (Syracuse, Jr.), Devin Ebanks (West Virginia, Fr.)
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: 290,625
Tournament Officials: James Breeding, Jim Burr, James Burr, John Cahill, Tim Clougherty, JD Collins, Ed Corbett, Bob Donato, Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney, Donnie Gary, Reggie Greenwood, Karl Hess, Tim Higgins, Michael Kitts, Brian O'Connell, Ray Perrone, Gary Prager, Mike Roberts, Wally Rutecki, Curtis Shaw, Michael Stephens, Michael Stevens
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Eric Devendorf (Syracuse, Jr.) (84)
Total Rebounds:Paul Harris (Syracuse, Jr.) (36)
Total Assists:Jonny Flynn (Syracuse, So.) (37)
Total Steals:Terrence Williams (Louisville, Sr.) (13)
Total Blocks:Hasheem Thabeet (Connecticut, Jr.) (6), Terrence Jennings (Louisville, Fr.) (6)
Total Minutes:Jonny Flynn (Syracuse, So.) (181)
Total FIC:Earl Clark (Louisville, Jr.) (58.8)
Total Fouls:Eric Devendorf (Syracuse, Jr.) (16)
Total Turnovers:Jonny Flynn (Syracuse, So.) (14)
Total FGs:Eric Devendorf (Syracuse, Jr.) (30)
Total 3PM:Eric Devendorf (Syracuse, Jr.) (15), Andy Rautins (Syracuse, Jr.) (15)
Total FTs:Jonny Flynn (Syracuse, So.) (22)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
9 Cincinnati 57
16 DePaul 67
 
 
 
 
 
12 Georgetown 59
13 St. John's 64
 
10 Notre Dame 61
15 Rutgers 50
 
 
 
 
 
11 Seton Hall 68
14 South Florida 54
 
Second Round
 
8 Providence 83
16 DePaul 74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Marquette 74
13 St. John's 45
 
7 West Virginia 74
10 Notre Dame 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Syracuse 89
11 Seton Hall 74
 
Quarterfinals
 
 
1 Louisville 73
8 Providence 55
 
 
 
4 Villanova 76
5 Marquette 75
 
 
 
 
 
2 Pittsburgh 60
7 West Virginia 74
 
 
 
3 Connecticut 117
6 Syracuse 127
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Louisville 69
4 Villanova 55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Syracuse 74
7 West Virginia 69
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Louisville 76
6 Syracuse 66

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
9 Cincinnati 18  13  58.06% 10  44.44%
3 Connecticut 27  90.00% 15  83.33%
16 DePaul 23  25.81% 18  0.00%
12 Georgetown 16  13  55.17% 11  38.89%
1 Louisville 25  83.33% 16  88.89%
5 Marquette 23  74.19% 12  66.67%
10 Notre Dame 17  13  56.67% 10  44.44%
2 Pittsburgh 28  90.32% 15  83.33%
8 Providence 18  12  60.00% 10  55.56%
15 Rutgers 11  20  35.48% 16  11.11%
11 Seton Hall 16  14  53.33% 11  38.89%
14 South Florida 21  30.00% 14  22.22%
13 St. John's 15  16  48.39% 12  33.33%
6 Syracuse 23  74.19% 11  61.11%
4 Villanova 25  80.65% 13  72.22%
7 West Virginia 21  10  67.74% 10  55.56%
*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, 2009
#16 DePaul (W) #9 Cincinnati (L) 67-57 Madison Square Garden PTS: 15. Deonta Vaughn
REB: 5. Deonta Vaughn
AST: 5. Deonta Vaughn
PTS: 17. Dar Tucker
REB: 9. Mac Koshwal
AST: 5. Mac Koshwal
Mar 10, 2009
#14 South Florida (L) #11 Seton Hall (W) 54-68 Madison Square Garden PTS: 23. Jeremy Hazell
REB: 9. John Garcia
AST: 6. Eugene Harvey
PTS: 14. Dominique Jones
REB: 8. Dominique Jones
AST: 7. Dominique Jones
Mar 10, 2009
#13 St. John's (W) #12 Georgetown (L) 64-59 Madison Square Garden PTS: 14. Chris Wright
REB: 8. Greg Monroe
AST: 3. Chris Wright
PTS: 23. Paris Horne
REB: 13. Sean Evans
AST: 5. Malik Boothe
Mar 10, 2009
#15 Rutgers (L) #10 Notre Dame (W) 50-61 Madison Square Garden PTS: 12. Tory Jackson
REB: 11. Luke Harangody
AST: 4. Tory Jackson
PTS: 14. Hamady Ndiaye
REB: 8. Gregory Echenique
AST: 3. Earl Pettis
Mar 11, 2009
#13 St. John's (L) #5 Marquette (W) 45-74 Madison Square Garden PTS: 20. Wesley Matthews
REB: 9. Jimmy Butler
AST: 4. Jerel McNeal
PTS: 15. Paris Horne
REB: 5. Rob Thomas
AST: 1. Paris Horne
Mar 11, 2009
#10 Notre Dame (L) #7 West Virginia (W) 62-74 Madison Square Garden PTS: 25. Alex Ruoff
REB: 18. Devin Ebanks
AST: 5. Devin Ebanks
PTS: 27. Luke Harangody
REB: 8. Luke Harangody
AST: 5. Kyle McAlarney
Mar 11, 2009
#16 DePaul (L) #8 Providence (W) 74-83 Madison Square Garden PTS: 25. Sharaud Curry
REB: 9. Geoff McDermott
AST: 5. Weyinmi Efejuku Rose
PTS: 31. Will Walker
REB: 8. Dar Tucker
AST: 7. Jeremiah Kelly
Mar 11, 2009
#11 Seton Hall (L) #6 Syracuse (W) 74-89 Madison Square Garden PTS: 19. Jonny Flynn
REB: 7. Andy Rautins
AST: 11. Jonny Flynn
PTS: 27. Jeremy Hazell
REB: 12. Robert Mitchell
AST: 8. Eugene Harvey
Mar 12, 2009
#7 West Virginia (W) #2 Pittsburgh (L) 74-60 Madison Square Garden PTS: 15. Sam Young
REB: 6. Levance Fields
AST: 7. Levance Fields
PTS: 20. Devin Ebanks
REB: 7. Devin Ebanks
AST: 4. Da'Sean Butler
Mar 12, 2009
#8 Providence (L) #1 Louisville (W) 55-73 Madison Square Garden PTS: 24. Earl Clark
REB: 10. Earl Clark
AST: 7. Earl Clark
PTS: 17. Weyinmi Efejuku Rose
REB: 8. Jonathan Kale
AST: 3. Geoff McDermott
Mar 12, 2009
#6 Syracuse (W) #3 Connecticut (L) 127-117 Madison Square Garden PTS: 33. A.J. Price
REB: 14. Stanley Robinson
AST: 10. A.J. Price
PTS: 34. Jonny Flynn
REB: 22. Paul Harris
AST: 11. Jonny Flynn
Mar 12, 2009
#5 Marquette (L) #4 Villanova (W) 75-76 Madison Square Garden PTS: 21. Scottie Reynolds
REB: 8. Scottie Reynolds
AST: 5. Corey Fisher
PTS: 19. Jimmy Butler
REB: 11. Lazar Hayward
AST: 5. Jerel McNeal
Mar 13, 2009
#7 West Virginia (L) #6 Syracuse (W) 69-74 Madison Square Garden PTS: 23. Eric Devendorf
REB: 10. Kristof Ongenaet
AST: 9. Jonny Flynn
PTS: 22. Devin Ebanks
REB: 6. Devin Ebanks
AST: 7. Alex Ruoff
Mar 13, 2009
#4 Villanova (L) #1 Louisville (W) 55-69 Madison Square Garden PTS: 17. Earl Clark
REB: 11. Terrence Williams
AST: 6. Terrence Williams
PTS: 14. Dante Cunningham
REB: 9. Dante Cunningham
AST: 3. Corey Fisher
Mar 14, 2009
#6 Syracuse (L) #1 Louisville (W) 66-76 Madison Square Garden PTS: 15. Samardo Samuels
REB: 10. Earl Clark
AST: 6. Terrence Williams
PTS: 20. Eric Devendorf
REB: 7. Rick Jackson
AST: 6. Jonny Flynn