Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Big East Tournament

The Big East Tournament, has always been a major college basketball event, and is bigger than ever before this year, as sixteen teams compete in what has become one of the dominant conferences in college hoops.
This year, the tournament spans 5 days, from Tuesday, March 9 through the championship on Saturday, March 13, with NCAA Tournament placement at stake. One of the cool things about the tournament is that fans from all of the competing schools come in to town for a party road trip. And if their team gets eliminated early, you can usually find their tickets for sale on StubHub.com [full disclosure: if you click on that link, MurphGuide gets a small commission on the transaction from StubHub]

Here is the schedule (with Tuesday's results updated):
Tuesday, March 9
USF 58, DePaul 49
St. John's 73 , Connecticut 51
Seton Hall 109, Providence 106
Cincinnati 69, Rutgers 68

Wednesday, March 10

USF vs. Georgetown 12pm
St. John's vs. Marquette 2pm
Seton Hall vs. Notre Dame 7pm
Cincinnati vs. Louisville 9pm

Thursday, March 11
TBA vs. Syracuse - 12pm
TBA vs. Villanova - 2pm
TBA vs. Pittsburgh - 7pm
TBA vs. West Virginia - 9pm

Friday, March 12
Semi-final - 7pm
Semi-final - 9pm
Saturday, March 13
The Big East Championship Game

With all the action at Madison Square Garden, here are some suggestions for a pre or post-game drink:

Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Penn Station
LIRR level
New York, NY
(212) 244-6350
133 W. 33rd St.
(bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 629-6191


Mustang Harry's
352 Seventh Ave.
(between 29th & 30th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 268-8930

Fat Annie's Truck Stop
131 W. 33rd St.
(bet. Sixth & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 695-1122

Seven Restaurant
350 Seventh Ave.
(between 29th & 30th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 967-1919

Mustang Sally's
324 Seventh Ave.
(between 28th & 29th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 695-3806

Walter's Bar
389 Eighth Ave.
(between 29th & 30th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 502-4023

Rogue Restaurant & Bar
757 Sixth Ave.
(between 25th & 26th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 242-6434

Or say hello to our friend Curtis over at Third & Long...


Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

This list featured some of the bars that are within walking distance of Madison Square Garden. If you just want to watch the game on TV in a sports bar, check out MurphGuide's Directory of NYC Sports Bars:

No comments: