Big East Tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores, results for 2021 basketball tournament

The 2020-21 Big East season is set up for a potentially strange conclusion this week.

Top seed Villanova will look to win its fourth straight Big East Tournament in five years after the tournament’s cancellation in 2020. The Wildcats will have to attempt the feat without Collin Gillespie, however, as the senior point guard is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn MCL. They may also be without sophomore guard Justin Moore, who suffered an ankle sprain in the team’s regular-season finale.

Two-seed Creighton split with Villanova but could be without coach Greg McDermott, who was suspended from all team activities after using racist verbiage following his team’s loss to Xavier. UConn, returning to the conference after a seven-year stint as an AAC member, will vie for its first Big East conference title since 2011.

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That’s to say nothing of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancellation and postponement of several games this year, not only in the Big East but throughout the country. To even get to this point of the season is the result of considerable effort by players, coaches, universities, health care officials and more.

Here is the complete breakdown of the 2021 Big East Tournament, from brackets to TV information and schedules:

Big East Tournament bracket 2021

Seed Team Record (Big East)
No. 1 Villanova 16-5 (11-4)
No. 2 Creighton 18-7 (14-6)
No. 3 UConn 14-6 (11-6)
No. 4 St. John’s 16-10 (10-9)
No. 5 Seton Hall 13-12 (10-9)
No. 6 Providence 13-12 (9-10)
No. 7 Xavier 13-7 (6-7)
No. 8 Georgetown 9-12 (7-9)
No. 9 Marquette 13-13 (8-11)
No. 10 Butler 9-14 (8-12)
No. 11 DePaul 4-13 (2-13)

Odds to win Big East Tournament

Creighton enters as the odds-on favorite to win the 2021 Big East Tournament at +200, followed by Villanova (+275), UConn (+300) and Xavier (+450).

Below are the full odds to win the 2021 Big East Tournament:

Team Odds
Creighton +200
Villanova +275
UConn +300
Xavier +450
Seton Hall +800
Providence +3000
Marquette +4000
Georgetown +6000
St. John’s +6000
Butler +8000
DePaul +20000

How to watch the Big East Tournament live

The entire 2021 Big East Tournament will be carried on the Fox family of networks, starting with Fox Sports 1 through the first, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds before concluding with the conference title game on Fox. Streaming options include Fox Sports Go and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Round 1
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 1
Big East championship game

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​2021 Big East Tournament schedule

With UConn’s readmission to the conference, the 2021 Big East Tournament will begin with an additional game in the opening round on Wednesday, March 10. The first round comprises three games among the bottom six seeds. From there, the tournament will run through the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds on Thursday and Friday, respectively, before concluding with the championship game on Saturday.

Below is the full schedule for the tournament:

​Round 1: Wednesday, March 10

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 1: No. 8 Georgetown vs. No. 9 Marquette 3 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 2: No. 7 Xavier vs. No. 10 Butler 6 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 3: No. 6 Providence vs. No. 11 DePaul 9 p.m. FS1, fuboTV

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 11

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 4: No. 1 Villanova vs. Game 1 winner Noon FS1, fuboTV
Game 5: No. 4 St. John’s vs. No. 5 Seton Hall 3 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 6: No. 2 Creighton vs. Game 2 winner 6 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 7: No. 3 UConn vs. Game 3 winner 9 p.m. FS1, fuboTV

Semifinals: Friday, March 12

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner 6 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner 9 p.m. FS1, fuboTV

Big East championship game: Saturday, March 13

  Time (ET) TV (national)
Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner 6:30 p.m. Fox, fuboTV

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