You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more storied conference basketball tournament than that of the Big East. Legendary players and performances fill the event’s history, and starting March 9, we find out what this year’s has in store. Let’s take a look at the Big East basketball tournament odds to see what the markets have to say.
Who will etch their names in Madison Square Garden lore and build momentum heading to March Madness?
Big East Basketball Tournament Odds
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Link to the full Big East men’s basketball tournament bracket. As ever, all games take place at Madison Square Garden in New York, which might slightly bump some of the Northeasterly teams since they might draw a few more fans.
One thing stands out immediately when looking at the Big East tournament odds. You won’t often find a top-seeded team third down the odds board at +500, but that’s exactly where the Providence Friars sit.
What’s more, the market has such confidence that Villanova and Connecticut are stronger teams, that they have shorter odds despite being ticketed to play each other in the second round. As the Big East does not reseed, they’ll definitely face off should they win their initial games.
KenPom’s numbers agree with this assessment, ranking Providence behind not only those two but also sixth-seeded Seton Hall. Alas for the Pirates’ chances, they also find themselves on the Connecticut/Villanova side of the bracket. So, they must run a brutal gauntlet to win the tournament.
If you’re wondering about Georgetown’s odds, well, they went 0-19 in conference play.
Note that the eventual champ will play on three straight days at least. So, depth will be key and watch for any injuries as players won’t have much time to get right.
Big East Basketball Tournament Schedule
- First round: March 9
- Quarterfinals: March 10
- Semifinals: March 11
- Big East Championship: March 12
How To Watch
Every single game of the first three rounds will be televised on FOX Sports 1. The quarterfinal round will be an all-day affair starting at noon ET. Then, the finalists get a prime time Saturday stage on FOX.