We highly recommend you get to the venue at least 45 minutes prior to tip-off so you can get through security and be in your seats once the game starts. We advise that all guests travel without a bag.
Where to Enter
• Chase Entrances A & B on the corner of 31st Street and 8th Avenue
• Chase Entrances C & D on 33rd Street and 8th Avenue
• Chase Square Entrance on 7th Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets
Click here to view a map of the arena entrances.
The 2019 BIG EAST Tournament, presented by Jeep, returns to The World’s Most Famous Arena for the 37th consecutive year, March 13-16, 2019. Defending National Champion, Villanova Wildcats, along with the Butler Bulldogs, Creighton Blue Jays, DePaul Blue Demons, Georgetown Hoyas, Marquette Golden Eagles, Providence Friars, St. John’s Red Storm, Seton Hall Pirates and the Xavier Musketeers will battle one another in an all-out, doing whatever it takes battle. Four days, nine games, one awesome college basketball tournament at the Mecca of Basketball, Madison Square Garden.
The Tournament has sold out the last two years. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets. Join us March 13-16, 2019 to see which team will raise the Championship Trophy and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
If you’re coming to New York City for the 2019 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament, then make sure to check out the NYCgo.com BIG EAST Tournament Visitor Guide for official info to help you plan your trip! It’s a great resource for everything you need to know regarding where to stay, eat, drink and play while you’re in town.
To view the complete bracket, click here.
Go back in time to the event’s most compelling moments and read highlights from this year’s unfolding drama below:
Part 1: The Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament, unfolding this week at Madison Square Garden, is more than just a sports happening. For thousands flocking from points near and distant, it is a pilgrimage, a chance to experience one of college basketball’s oldest rituals in a storied setting. Read more.
Part 2: The 2019 Big East Tournament is heating up, with history hanging over the event. It’s been 10 years since an epic six-overtime game rocked Madison Square Garden. The almost hero was a Syracuse guard named Eric Devendorf, whose shooting touch nearly ended the marathon before it began. Read more.