2017 Big East Basketball Tournament
The 2017 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament will take place at Madison Square Garden from March 8 to March 11. The opening round will put the St. John's Red Storm up against the Georgetown Hoyas, and the DePaul Blue Demons against the Xavier Musketeers. The winners will advance on to play the Villanova Wildcats and Butler Bulldogs in the quarterfinals. The other two quarterfinal games pit the Seton Hall Pirates against the Marquette Golden Eagles, and the Creighton Bluejays against the Providence Friars.
Tickets for the tournament are broken up into five different sessions. The first session will include the two play-in games on the evening of March 8 between the lowest four seeds. Session 2 is the afternoon session on Thursday, March 9, while Session 3 is the two evening games on the same day. Session 4 is the semifinal games on the night of March 10. Session 5 is the championship game, schedules for 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 11. For those interesting in attending the entire tournament, they can also purchase an all-session pass.