The 2017 Big East Tournament will be held from March 8-12 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. All eyes will be on the reigning NCAA Tournament champion, and #1 overall team, the Villanova Wildcats. The 2016 season was magical for the Wildcats, but the team has even higher expectations in 2017. Last season, Villanova lost the Big East Tournament championship to Seton Hall, 69-67, so the Wildcats will be motivated to win the Tournament after last season’s shortcoming.
On the other hand, Seton Hall, a team that engineered an impressive three-game win streak in the Big East Tournament, lost to Gonzaga in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. There’s a good chance that Villanova and Seton Hall will play again in the Big East Tournament. Fans that want to attend the Big East Tournament should check out TicketIQ for the best deals on tickets throughout the tournament's entirety. On TicketIQ, Big East Tournament tickets start at $358 for All Session Passes, which is the second highest price among the big six conference championships. The Conference championship game offers some value, with prices starting from as low as $57.
Perhaps the best value will come earlier in the tournament, however. With the action kicking off next Thursday, Session 1 Big East Tournament tickets can be found from just $4 each at The World's Most Famous Arena. Session 1 includes both first round games, one of which will showcase a marquee matchup between #8 St. John's and #9 Georgetown. Session 2 tickets, which will feature #1 Villanova on Saturday, start from $32 each.
While Seton Hall knocked Villanova off last season, the biggest threat posed to the Wildcats’ championship aspirations will come from Butler and Creighton. Villanova lost both meetings against Butler earlier this season, but swept the season series against Creighton. Marquette also has a victory over the Wildcats--and could also derail the Wildcats’ championship aspirations.
Rounding out the field of contenders is Xavier and Providence. St. John’s, a 12-16 team, is a deep sleeper and will be playing on its home court. Overall, expect a highly competitive, fun tournament in the Mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden.
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