2009 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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2009 CAA Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2008–09
Teams 12
Site Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, VA
Champions VCU (4th title)
Winning coach Anthony Grant (2nd title)
MVP Eric Maynor VCU
Television ESPN
Post-CAA
tournament(s)
2009 NIT, 2009 NCAA,
2009 CBI, 2009 CIT
CAA Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2008  2010»

The 2009 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament was held from March 6–9, 2009. It was won by the VCU Rams.

Bracket and Results[edit]

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                     
8  Georgia State 54  
9  Delaware 41  
  8  Georgia State 52  
    1  VA Commonwealth 61  
      
        
  1  VA Commonwealth 61  
  4  Old Dominion 53  
        
        
  4  Old Dominion 52
    5  Hofstra 51  
5  Hofstra 79
12  UNC Wilmington 66  
  1  VA Commonwealth 71
  2  George Mason 50
7  James Madison 70  
10  William & Mary 48  
  7  James Madison 53
    2  George Mason 61  
      
        
  2  George Mason 56
  11  Towson 48  
        
        
  3  Northeastern 54
    11  Towson 58  
6  Drexel 62
11  Towson 73  

Honors[edit]

CAA All-Tournament Team[1] Player School Position Year
Junior Hairston Towson Forward Senior
Gerald Lee Old Dominion Forward Junior
Cam Long George Mason Guard Sophomore
Eric Maynor Virginia Commonwealth Guard Senior
Larry Sanders Virginia Commonwealth Forward Senior
Dre Smith George Mason Guard Senior

Notable Games in the tournament[edit]

First Round[edit]

  • #5 Hofstra defeated #12 UNC-Wilimington, 79–66. Ironically, the game was played on March 6; the last time these two teams met in the Coliseum, UNCW won the CAA Championship over Hofstra, 78–67, on March 6, 2006. The final scores were only 2 points off.

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • #11 Towson defeated #3 Northeastern, 58–54, in one of the greatest upsets in CAA tournament history. Never had a #11 seed even won a game in the tournament, and now Towson had won two straight.

Semifinals[edit]

  • #1 VCU defeated #4 Old Dominion 61–53 in the rubber match between the two in-state rivals.

Championship Game[edit]

  • VCU won its 3rd championship in 6 seasons, all of them coming against George Mason. VCU's victory marked the largest score gap in the championship's history. Thousands of people stormed the Richmond Coliseum court after the final buzzer.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], retrieved 2010-03-10

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