List of Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball champions

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Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
Number of teams 12
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Current location Nashville, Tennessee
Played 1949–present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Eastern Kentucky
Most championships Murray State (15)
TV partner(s) ESPN2, ESPNU
Official website OVCSports.com Men's Basketball

This is a list of regular season and tournament champions in men's basketball of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Men's basketball conference champions[edit]

The Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournament was held in Louisville from 1949–55 and from 1964-67. From 1956-63 and 1968–74, no tournament was held. From 1975-1991, the tournament was held at the arena of the team that finished atop the conference standings. It has been held at a neutral site since 1992.

Season Regular Season Champion Tournament Champion Tournament Venue Tournament City
1949 Western Kentucky (8–2) Western Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1950 Western Kentucky (8–0) Eastern Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1951 Murray State (9–3) Murray State Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1952 Western Kentucky (9–1) Western Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1953 Eastern Kentucky (9–1) Western Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1954 Western Kentucky (9–1) Western Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1955 Western Kentucky (8–2) Eastern Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1956 Morehead St/Tennessee Tech/Western Kentucky (7–3) None None None
1957 Morehead St/Western Kentucky (9–1) None None None
1958 Tennessee Tech (8–2) None None None
1959 Eastern Kentucky (10–2) None None None
1960 Western Kentucky (10–2) None None None
1961 Morehead St/Western Kentucky/Eastern Kentucky (9–3) None None None
1962 Western Kentucky (11–1) None None None
1963 Tennessee Tech/Morehead St (8–4) None None None
1964 Murray State (11–3) Murray State Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1965 Eastern Kentucky (13–1) Western Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1966 Western Kentucky (14–0) Western Kentucky Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1967 Western Kentucky (13–1) Tennessee Tech Jefferson County Armory Louisville, Kentucky
1968 East Tennessee/Murray St (11–3) None None None
1969 Murray St/Morehead St (11–3) None None None
1970 Western Kentucky (14–0) None None None
1971 Western Kentucky (12–2) None None None
1972 Eastern Kentucky/Morehead St/Western Kentucky (9–5) None None None
1973 Austin Peay (11–3) None None None
1974 Austin Peay/Morehead St (10–4) None None None
1975 Middle Tennessee (12–2) Middle Tennessee Murphy Center Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1976 Western Kentucky (11–3) Western Kentucky E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green, Kentucky
1977 Austin Peay (13–1) Middle Tennessee Dunn Center Clarksville, Tennessee
1978 Middle Tennessee/East Tennessee (10–4) Western Kentucky E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green, Kentucky
1979 Eastern Kentucky (9–3) Eastern Kentucky McBrayer Arena Richmond, Kentucky
1980 Western Kentucky/Murray St (10–2) Western Kentucky E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green, Kentucky
1981 Western Kentucky (12–2) Western Kentucky E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green, Kentucky
1982 Murray St/Western Kentucky (13–3) Middle Tennessee E.A. Diddle Arena Bowling Green, Kentucky
1983 Murray State (11–3) Morehead State Racer Arena Murray, Kentucky
1984 Morehead State (12–2) Morehead State Ellis Johnson Arena Morehead, Kentucky
1985 Tennessee Tech (11–3) Middle Tennessee Murphy Center Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1986 Akron/Middle Tennessee (10–4) Akron James A. Rhodes Arena Akron, Ohio
1987 Middle Tennessee (11–3) Austin Peay Murphy Center Murfreesboro, Tennessee
1988 Murray State (13–1) Murray State Racer Arena Murray, Kentucky
1989 Middle Tennessee/Murray St (10–2) Middle Tennessee First round at campus locations; rest at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
1990 Murray State (10–2) Murray State Racer Arena Murray, Kentucky
1991 Murray State (10–2) Murray State Racer Arena Murray, Kentucky
1992 Murray State (11–3) Murray State Rupp Arena Lexington, Kentucky
1993 Tennessee State (13–3) Tennessee State Rupp Arena Lexington, Kentucky
1994 Murray State (15–1) Tennessee State Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
1995 Murray St/Tennessee St(11–5) Murray State Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
1996 Murray State (12–4) Austin Peay Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
1997 Murray St/Austin Peay (12–6) Murray State Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
1998 Murray State (16–2) Murray State Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
1999 Murray State (16–2) Murray State Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
2000 Southeast Missouri/Murray St (14–4) Southeast Missouri Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
2001 Tennessee Tech (13–3) Eastern Illinois Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
2002 Tennessee Tech (15–1) Murray State Commonwealth Convention Center Louisville, Kentucky
2003 Austin Peay/Morehead St (13–3) Austin Peay Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
2004 Austin Peay (16–0) Murray State Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
2005 Tennessee Tech (12–4) Eastern Kentucky Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
2006 Murray State (17–3) Murray State First round games at campus sites; rest at Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
2007 Austin Peay (16–4) Eastern Kentucky First round games at campus sites; rest at Gaylord Entertainment Center Nashville, Tennessee
2008 Austin Peay (16–4) Austin Peay First round games at campus sites; rest at Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
2009 Tennessee Martin (14–4) Morehead State First round games at campus sites; rest at Sommet Center Nashville, Tennessee
2010 Murray State (17–1) Murray State First round games at campus sites; rest at Sommet Center Nashville, Tennessee
2011 Murray State (14–4) Morehead State Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
2012 Murray State (15–1) Murray State Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
2013 East: Belmont (14–2)
West: Murray State (10–6)
Belmont Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
2014 East: Belmont (14–2)
West: Murray State (13–3)
Eastern Kentucky Nashville Municipal Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee

Tournament championships by school[edit]

School # of Tournament Championships Last Tournament Championship
Murray State 15 2012
Western Kentucky 10 1981
Eastern Kentucky 6 2014
Middle Tennessee 5 1989
Austin Peay 4 2008
Morehead State 4 2011
Tennessee State 2 1994
Tennessee Tech 1 1967
Akron 1 1986
Southeast Missouri State 1 2000
Eastern Illinois 1 2001
Belmont 1 2013
  • Former member of the OVC

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