Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

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C-USA Men's Basketball Tournament
Sport Basketball
Conference Conference USA
Number of teams 15
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Don Haskins Center
Current location El Paso, Texas
Played 1996–present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Tulsa
Most championships Memphis Tigers (6)
Official website ConferenceUSA.CSTV.com Men's Basketball

The Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament is held annually following the end of the regular season of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball.

After the conference realignment, the tournament was held at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, for five seasons. It moved to the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the 2010, and then to El Paso, Texas, at the Don Haskins Center for 2011. It returned to FedExForum in 2012, and was set to be played there in 2013, as well. However, after Memphis' decision to leave Conference USA for the Big East Conference in 2013-14, the league decided to move the tournament to a site near a school remaining in the conference, ultimately selecting the BOK Center in Tulsa. The tournament will return to the Haskins Center in El Paso in 2014.

Tournament results[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up Most Valuable Player Site
1996 Cincinnati 85–83 (OT) Marquette Danny Fortson, Cincinnati The Pyramid; Memphis, Tennessee
1997 Marquette 60–52 Charlotte Aaron Hutchins, Marquette Kiel Center; St. Louis, Missouri
1998 Cincinnati 71–57 Charlotte Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati Myrl Shoemaker Center; Cincinnati, Ohio
1999 Charlotte 68–59 Louisville Galen Young, Charlotte Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex; Birmingham, Alabama
2000 Saint Louis 56–49 DePaul Justin Love, Saint Louis The Pyramid; Memphis, Tennessee
2001 Charlotte 80–72 Cincinnati Rodney White, Charlotte Freedom Hall; Louisville, Kentucky
2002 Cincinnati 77–63 Marquette Steve Logan, Cincinnati Firstar Center; Cincinnati, Ohio
2003 Louisville 83–78 UAB Luke Whitehead, Louisville Freedom Hall; Louisville, Kentucky
2004 Cincinnati 55–50 DePaul Tony Bobbitt, Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena; Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 Louisville 75–74 Memphis Taquan Dean, Louisville FedExForum; Memphis, Tennessee
2006 Memphis 57–46 UAB Shawne Williams, Memphis FedExForum; Memphis, Tennessee
2007 Memphis 71–59 Houston Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis FedExForum; Memphis, Tennessee
2008 Memphis* 77–51 Tulsa Antonio Anderson, Memphis FedExForum; Memphis, Tennessee
2009 Memphis 64–39 Tulsa Tyreke Evans, Memphis FedExForum; Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Houston 81–73 UTEP Kelvin Lewis, Houston BOK Center; Tulsa, Oklahoma
2011 Memphis 67–66 UTEP Joe Jackson, Memphis Don Haskins Center; El Paso, Texas
2012 Memphis 83–57 Marshall Joe Jackson, Memphis FedExForum; Memphis, Tennessee
2013 Memphis 91–79 (2OT) Southern Miss Chris Crawford, Memphis BOK Center; Tulsa, Oklahoma
2014 Tulsa 69–60 Louisiana Tech James Woodard, Tulsa Don Haskins Center; El Paso, Texas
2015 Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex; Birmingham, Alabama
  • NCAA ruled that Memphis vacate wins from the 2007–2008 season.

Performance by school[edit]

Member Winners Winning Years
¹Memphis
6
2006, 2007, 2008*, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
¹Cincinnati
4
1996, 1998, 2002, 2004
¹Louisville
2
2003, 2005
Charlotte
2
1999, 2001
¹St. Louis
1
2000
¹Marquette
1
1997
¹Houston
1
2010
Tulsa
1
2014
TOTAL
18

¹no longer a conference member

  • NCAA ruled that Memphis vacate wins from the 2007–2008 season.

Television coverage[edit]

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References[edit]

Conference USA Men's Basketball statistics from 1996–2004