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The Best Big East Basketball Teams

Updated July 26, 2019 197 votes 40 voters10 items

List RulesVote up the Big East schools with the historically best basketball team.

The best Big East basketball programs have all been home to players who went on to become NBA icons. Dwyane Wade, Allen Iverson, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning are just some of the best players in NBA history who spent some time on the top Big East basketball teams. Many of the best players in the NBA right now also came out of Big East schools, such as Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward and Kyle Lowry. 

The Villanova Wildcats are a powerhouse and won the two most recent national championships for the Big East, topping the 2018 and 2016 March Madness tournaments. The Georgetown Hoyas and Marquette Golden Eagles, however, can claim NCAA Tournament titles as well.

When thinking about historic success, though, which Big East team is truly at the top of the mountain? Vote up the best and check back to see which team holds the top spot.

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    All-time record: 1779-935
    Conferences titles: 12
    National championships: 3
    Final Four appearances: 6

    Notable players: Kyle Lowry, Tim Thomas, Josh Hart

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      All-time record: 1514-1084-1
      Conferences titles: 3
      National championships: 0
      Final Four appearances: 1

      Notable players: Samuel Dalembert, Eddie Griffin, Mark Bryant

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      • Photo: Marquette

        All-time record: 1633-1007
        Conferences titles: 3
        National championships: 1
        Final Four appearances: 3

        Notable players: Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Doc Rivers

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          All-time record: 1672-1053
          Conferences titles: 11
          National championships: 1
          Final Four appearances: 5

          Notable players: Patrick Ewing, Allen Iverson, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo

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