Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Big South Conference
Number of teams 10
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium HTC Center
Current location Conway, SC
Played 1986–present
Last contest 2015
Current champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
Most championships Winthrop (10)
TV partner(s) ESPN
Official website Big South Conference Men's Basketball
A sand sculpture during the 2015 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament held at Coastal Carolina University

The Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the Big South Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Big South Conference. The tournament has been held every year since 1986. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

From 2003 through 2012, the tournament was held mostly at campus sites. In 2003, the semifinals and finals were held at a predetermined site. After that, depending on the year, either the final, or both the semifinals and final, were hosted by the team that won the regular-season title. In 2012, the regular-season champion hosted the quarterfinals as well. Starting in 2013, the tournament will be held at a single site for the first time since 2002, specifically Coastal Carolina's new HTC Center (known at the time of announcement as the Student Recreation and Convocation Center).[1]

History[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Location
1986 Charleston Southern 68–60 Augusta Ben Hinson, Charleston Southern Savannah Civic CenterSavannah, GA
1987 Charleston Southern 64–63 Campbell Ben Hinson, Charleston Southern Savannah Civic CenterSavannah, GA
1988 Winthrop 71–56 Radford John Weiss, Winthrop Winthrop ColiseumRock Hill, SC
1989 UNC Asheville 93–78 Campbell Milton Moore, UNC Asheville Winthrop ColiseumRock Hill, SC
1990 Coastal Carolina 76–73 UNC Asheville Milton Moore, UNC Asheville Winthrop ColiseumRock Hill, SC
1991 Coastal Carolina 89–54 Augusta Tony Dunkin, Coastal Carolina Civic Center of AndersonAnderson, SC
1992 Campbell 67–53 Charleston Southern Mark Mocnik, Campbell Civic Center of AndersonAnderson, SC
1993 Coastal Carolina 78–65 Winthrop Tony Dunkin, Coastal Carolina North Charleston ColiseumNorth Charleston, SC
1994 Liberty 76–62 Campbell Peter Aluma, Liberty North Charleston ColiseumNorth Charleston, SC
1995 Charleston Southern 68–67 UNC Greensboro Eric Burks, Charleston Southern Vines CenterLynchburg, VA
1996 UNC Greensboro 79–53 Liberty Scott Hartzell, UNC Greensboro Vines CenterLynchburg, VA
1997 Charleston Southern 64–54 Liberty Peter Aluma, Liberty Vines CenterLynchburg, VA
1998 Radford 63–61 UNC Asheville Kevin Robinson, Radford Vines CenterLynchburg, VA
1999 Winthrop 86–74 Radford Heson Groves, Winthrop Asheville Civic CenterAsheville, NC
2000 Winthrop 81–68 UNC Asheville Greg Lewis, Winthrop Asheville Civic CenterAsheville, NC
2001 Winthrop 67–65 Radford Andrey Savtchenko, Radford Roanoke Civic CenterRoanoke, VA
2002 Winthrop 70–48 High Point Greg Lewis, Winthrop Roanoke Civic CenterRoanoke, VA
2003 UNC Asheville 85–71 Radford Andre Smith, UNC Asheville Vines CenterLynchburg, VA
2004 Liberty 89–44 High Point Danny Gathings, High Point Vines CenterLynchburg, VA
2005 Winthrop 68–46 Charleston Southern Torrell Martin, Winthrop Winthrop ColiseumRock Hill, SC
2006 Winthrop 51–50 Coastal Carolina Torrell Martin, Winthrop Winthrop ColiseumRock Hill, SC
2007 Winthrop 84–81 VMI Craig Bradshaw, Winthrop Winthrop ColiseumRock Hill, SC
2008 Winthrop 66–48 UNC Asheville Michael Jenkins, Winthrop Justice CenterAsheville, NC
2009 Radford 108–94 VMI Artsiom Parakhouski, Radford Dedmon CenterRadford, VA
2010 Winthrop 64–53 Coastal Carolina Mantoris Robinson, Winthrop Kimbel ArenaConway, SC
2011 UNC Asheville 60–47 Coastal Carolina Matt Dickey, UNC Asheville Kimbel ArenaConway, SC
2012 UNC Asheville 80–64 VMI J. P. Primm, UNC Asheville Kimmel ArenaAsheville, NC
2013 Liberty 87–76 Charleston Southern Davon Marshall, Liberty HTC CenterConway, SC
2014 Coastal Carolina 76–61 Winthrop Warren Gillis, Coastal Carolina HTC CenterConway, SC
2015 Coastal Carolina 81–70 Winthrop Elijah Wilson, Coastal Carolina HTC CenterConway, SC

Performance By School[edit]

Member Winners Winning Years
Winthrop
10
1988, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
Coastal Carolina
5
1990, 1991, 1993, 2014, 2015
Charleston Southern
4
1986, 1987, 1995, 1997
UNC Asheville
4
1989, 2003, 2011, 2012
Liberty
3
1994, 2004, 2013
Radford
2
1998, 2009
Campbell
1
1992
¹UNC Greensboro
1
1996
TOTAL
30

¹no longer a conference member

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big South announces plans to have tourney at one location". CBSSports.com. June 7, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012.