No one knew at the time, but the 1985 Big East Tournament Semifinals actually featured three of the eventual Final Four — Georgetown, St. John’s and Villanova.
The final featured a game that was big enough for an NCAA championship game — No. 3 St. John’s battling Patrick Ewing and No. 1 Georgetown. Ewing put the Hoyas on his back and led Georgetown to a 92-80 win to cap off an MVP performance by the 7-footer.
Ironically, despite the gaudy records for both teams in the regular season, it would be Villanova who would capture the NCAA title by beating Georgetown in a major upset.