Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Big West Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference Big West Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Honda Center
Current location Anaheim, California
Played 1976–present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Cal Poly Mustangs
Most championships UNLV (7)

The Big West Men's Basketball Tournament is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Big West Conference. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. Only the top eight teams in the conference qualify for the tournament. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Prior to 1985, it was known as the PCAA (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) Tournament for the conference's former name.[1] The most recent champions are the Cal Poly Mustangs.[2]

Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament results[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent MVP Venue
1976 San Diego State 76–64 Pacific None Selected Stockton Civic Auditorium (Stockton, California)
1977 Long Beach State 76–63 San Jose State None Selected Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
1978 Cal State Fullerton 64–53 Long Beach State Greg Bunch, Cal State Fullerton Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
1979 Pacific 82–73 Utah State Ron Cornelius, Pacific Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
1980 San Jose State 57–55 Long Beach State Wally Rank, San Jose State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
1981 Fresno State 52–48 San Jose State Sid Williams, San Jose State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
1982 Fresno State 69–57 Cal State Fullerton Donald Mason, Fresno State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
1983 UNLV 66–63 (OT) Fresno State Sidney Green, UNLV Inglewood Forum (Inglewood, California)
1984 Fresno State 51–49 UNLV Richie Adams, UNLV Inglewood Forum (Inglewood, California)
1985 UNLV 79–61 Cal State Fullerton Richie Adams, UNLV Inglewood Forum (Inglewood, California)
1986 UNLV 75–55 New Mexico State Anthony Jones, UNLV Inglewood Forum (Inglewood, California)
1987 UNLV 94–69 San Jose State Freddie Banks, UNLV Inglewood Forum (Inglewood, California)
1988 Utah State 86–79 UC Irvine Wayne Englestad, UC Irvine Inglewood Forum (Inglewood, California)
1989 UNLV 68–62 New Mexico State Stacey Augmon, UNLV Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, California)
1990 UNLV 92–74 Long Beach State Larry Johnson, UNLV Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, California)
1991 UNLV 98–74 Fresno State Larry Johnson, UNLV Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, California)
1992 New Mexico State 74–73 Pacific Sam Crawford, New Mexico State Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, California)
1993 Long Beach State 70–62 New Mexico State Lucious Harris, Long Beach State Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, California)
1994 New Mexico State 70–64 UC Irvine Chris Brown, UC Irvine & James Dockery, New Mexico State Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
1995 Long Beach State 76–69 (OT) Nevada Brian Green, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
1996 San Jose State 76–75 (OT) Utah State Olivier Saint-Jean, San Jose State Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
1997 Pacific 63–55 Nevada Corey Anders, Pacific & Faron Hand, Nevada Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
1998 Utah State 78–63 Pacific Marcus Saxon, Utah State Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
1999 New Mexico State 79–69 Boise State Billy Keys, New Mexico State Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
2000 Utah State 71–66 New Mexico State Shawn Daniels & Troy Rolle, Utah State Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
2001 Utah State 50–38 Pacific Bernard Rock, Utah State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2002 UC Santa Barbara 60–56 Utah State Nick Jones, Utah State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2003 Utah State 57–54 Cal Poly Desmond Penigar, Utah State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2004 Pacific 75–73 Cal State Northridge Ian Boylan, Cal State Northridge Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2005 Utah State 65–52 Pacific Jaycee Carroll, Utah State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2006 Pacific 78–70 Long Beach State Johnny Gray, Pacific Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2007 Long Beach State 94–83 Cal Poly Aaron Nixon, Long Beach State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2008 Cal State Fullerton 81–66 UC Irvine Josh Akognon, Cal State Fullerton Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2009 Cal State Northridge 71–66 (OT) Pacific Rodrigue Mels, Cal State Northridge Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2010 UC Santa Barbara 69–64 Long Beach State Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2011 UC Santa Barbara 64–56 Long Beach State Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara Honda Center (Anaheim, California)
2012 Long Beach State 77–64 UC Santa Barbara Casper Ware, Long Beach State Honda Center (Anaheim, California)
2013 Pacific 64–55 UC Irvine Tony Gill, Pacific Honda Center (Anaheim, California)
2014 Cal Poly 61–59 Cal State Northridge Chris Eversley, Cal Poly Honda Center (Anaheim, California)

Performance by School[edit]

Member Winners Winning Years
UNLV
7
1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991
Utah State
6
1988, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005
Long Beach State
5
1977, 1993, 1995, 2007, 2012
Pacific
5
1979, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2013
Fresno State
3
1981, 1982, 1984
New Mexico State
3
1992, 1994, 1999
UC Santa Barbara
3
2002, 2010, 2011
Cal State Fullerton
2
1978, 2008
San Jose State
2
1980, 1996
San Diego State
1
1976
Cal State Northridge
1
2009
Cal Poly
1
2014
  • Italics: No longer a conference member

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011-12 Big West men's basketball media guide" (html). Big West Conference. 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Resnick, Joe. "Cal Poly wins Big West Tourney as 7th seed". Retrieved 16 March 2014.