March Madness is right around the corner, which means college basketball's conference tournament season is here! One of the biggest getting underway in the first week of march is the Big East Conference Tournament.
Here's everything NCAA basketball fans and bettors need to know about the 2022 Big East Tournament.
Big East Tournament Schedule, Dates & Location
The 2022 Big East Conference Tournament will tip off with its first game at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9.
The tournament will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Big East Tournament Schedule
- Wednesday, March 9: First Round
- Thursday, March 10: Quarterfinals
- Friday, March 11: Semifinals
- Saturday, March 12: Championship Game
Big East Tournament Odds
Here are the odds for each team to win the Big East tournament from FanDuel Sportsbook.
1. Villanova (+165)
2. Connecticut (+350)
3. Providence (+500)
4. Marquette (+700)
5. Creighton (+1400)
6. Xavier (+1900)
7. St. John's (+2700)
8. Butler (+3500)
9. DePaul (+6500)
10. Georgetown (+41000)
Big East Tournament Bracket
The Duel has created a printable Big East Conference Tournament bracket, which can be found at this link.
Big East Tournament Prediction
The Big East Conference Tournament really looks like a four-team race in 2022. The drop-off after Villanova, UConn, Providence and Marquette is pretty steep.
Sure, Creighton has an 11-6 conference record, but there's a reason they're only +1600 to win the tournament. It's hard to get too excited about a team that averages just 69.5 points per game — trailing even Georgetown.
Even in that top tier, however, it's Villanova that really stands out. With the nation's No. 25 scoring defense (63.4 PPG) and No. 86 scoring offense (73.6 PPG), they can get it done on both ends.
Nova is coming off a loss to UConn, but that still has them splitting the regular season series 1-1. They also won their lone meeting against Providence so far and thrashed Creighton 75-41 in their last meeting. Dropping two against Marquette is the only real head-to-head concern looking at the Wildcats' regular season results.
Led by the best player in the Big East in Collin Gillespie, it's easy to like the Wildcats returning to the top spot with their fourth championship in the last five conference tournaments.
Big East Tournament Results
This section will be updated as Big East Tournament results become official.
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