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Big East Final Standings, Tournament Bracket 2019, and Pick’Em Contest Winner!

A few more twists and turns at the end, but what a regular season it was.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Villanova Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

With the way the season was going, we definitely needed a few more twists and turns at the end, and that’s exactly what we got.

According to the pick’em contest selections, no one saw both the Villanova Wildcats and Marquette Golden Eagles losing their final game of the regular season. ‘Nova has reclaimed the Big East regular season title and the No. 1-seed for the Big East Tournament.

Here is a look at the final standings, the tournament bracket, as well as the conclusion of our pick’em contest.

Big East Conference Final Standings (Pre-Tiebreakers)

TEAM Conf. W-L GB Conf. Win% Ovearll W-L Overall Win% Streak
TEAM Conf. W-L GB Conf. Win% Ovearll W-L Overall Win% Streak
Villanova 13-5 - 0.722 22-9 0.71 L1
Marquette 12-6 1 0.667 23-8 0.742 L4
Georgetown 9-9 4 0.5 19-12 0.613 W1
Seton Hall 9-9 4 0.5 18-12 0.6 W2
Creighton 9-9 4 0.5 18-13 0.581 W5
Xavier 9-9 4 0.5 17-14 0.548 W1
St. John's 8-10 5 0.444 20-11 0.645 L3
Providence 7-11 6 0.389 17-14 0.548 W1
Butler 7-11 6 0.389 16-15 0.516 L1
DePaul 7-11 6 0.389 15-14 0.517 L1

It was fun for us, as basketball fans, to take in Saturday knowing how wide open seeding was and how all of results mattered until the final buzzer, but wouldn’t have wanted to be the one going through the tiebreakers and the rules to sort out the tournament picture. Fortunately, the Big East has you covered and here is the official Big East Tournament bracket:

As for the Pick’Em Contest, thank you to everyone for playing. Last year, Ryan Bowman won. This year, the title stays among the VU Hoops’ staff, but this time I’ll be sharing it with Bobbio. Congrats! (Bobbio, please send me an e-mail.)

Here is a complete scoreboard with everyone’s picks. (Shoutout to Cisplat75 for correctly guessing the most winners in back-to-back weeks.)