NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: The Connecticut Huskies celebrate with their trophy after defeating the Louisville Cardinals during the championship of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
The Big East would like you to help them determine the top moments, teams and players of past Big East men's basketball tournaments held at Madison Square Garden. The Big East tournament has been held at MSG for 29 years. To help celebrate the 30th year this season, tell the Big East your top moments, players and teams for a chance to win tickets to this years' tournament. Details below:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The 2012 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Championship Presented by American Eagle Outfitters will mark the 30th straight year it will be held on college basketball's biggest stage - Madison Square Garden. To celebrate, the conference is unveiling an interactive social media campaign to identify the 30 greatest teams, players and moments in championship history at MSG.Identifying the top 10 moments, players and teams of the past 30 years is no easy task, but who better to weigh in on it than the Conference's devoted fans?Starting Jan. 16, BIG EAST basketball fans are invited to join in the conversation online by visiting bigeast.org/garden30, via Facebook (www.facebook.com/bigeastconference) or Twitter (using hashtag #Garden30).Fans who offer suggestions and help share the word will have a chance to win tickets to this year's tournament. The 10 greatest in each category will be unveiled in a series of exclusive web videos on BIGEAST.org beginning Feb. 13.
For me the top moment was the six overtime game between Syracuse and UConn in the quarterfinals in 2009. The top team, given how they went through the NCAA tournament as well, is last year's Connecticut Huskies. UConn's Donyell Marshall in the 1993-94 season's tournament gets the nod for my best player.
We'd like to hear your choices for top moment, team and player, so drop those in the comments.