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The Best Big East Basketball Teams  

Ranker NCAA Basketball
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List Rules Vote 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.

Villanova Wildcats men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
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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

Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania

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Marquette Golden Eagles men's ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
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All-time record: 1633-1007
Conferences titles: 3
National championships: 1
Final Four appearances: 3

Notable players: Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Doc Rivers

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketb... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
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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

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Seton Hall Pirates men's baske... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Big East Basketball Teams
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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

Location: South Orange, New Jersey

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