Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Arch Madness Logo.jpg
Sport College basketball
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Number of teams 10
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Scottrade Center
Current location St. Louis, Missouri
Played 1977–present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Wichita State
Most championships Creighton (12)
Official website MVC-Sports.com Men's Basketball

The Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, commonly called Arch Madness, is an annual basketball tournament which features the men's basketball teams of each of the Missouri Valley Conference member universities. The tournament, held in St. Louis since 1991, determines which MVC team receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Tournament champions by year[edit]

Year MVC Champion Score Runner-up Tournament MVP Venue (and city)
1977 Southern Illinois 82–69 West Texas State None Selected Levitt Arena (Wichita, Kansas)
1978 Creighton 54–52 Indiana State None Selected Civic Auditorium (Omaha, Nebraska)
1979 Indiana State 69–59 New Mexico State None Selected Hulman Center (Terre Haute, Indiana)
1980 Bradley 62–59 West Texas State None Selected Robertson Memorial Field House (Peoria, Illinois)
1981 Creighton 70–64 Wichita State None Selected Levitt Arena (Wichita, Kansas)
1982 Tulsa 90–77 Illinois State None Selected Tulsa Convention Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1983 Illinois State 84–64 Tulsa None Selected Horton Fieldhouse (Normal, Illinois)
1984 Tulsa 70–68 (OT) Creighton None Selected Tulsa Convention Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1985 Wichita State 84–82 Tulsa None Selected Tulsa Convention Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1986 Tulsa 74–58 Bradley Brian Rahilly, Tulsa Tulsa Convention Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1987 Wichita State 79–74 (OT) Tulsa None Selected Tulsa Convention Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1988 Bradley 83–59 Illinois State Hersey Hawkins, Bradley Carver Arena (Peoria, Illinois)
1989 Creighton 79–77 Southern Illinois Chad Gallagher, Creighton Levitt Arena (Wichita, Kansas)
1990 Illinois State 81–78 Southern Illinois Rickey Jackson, Illinois State Redbird Arena (Normal, Illinois)
1991 Creighton 68–52 Missouri State Bob Harstad, Creighton Kiel Auditorium (St. Louis, Missouri)
1992 Missouri State 71–68 Tulsa Jackie Crawford, Missouri State St. Louis Arena (St. Louis, Missouri)
1993 Southern Illinois 70–59 Illinois State Ashraf Amaya, Southern Illinois St. Louis Arena (St. Louis, Missouri)
1994 Southern Illinois 77–74 Northern Iowa Cam Johnson, Northern Iowa St. Louis Arena (St. Louis, Missouri)
1995 Southern Illinois 77–62 Tulsa Chris Carr, Southern Illinois Kiel Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
1996 Tulsa 60–46 Bradley Shea Seals, Tulsa Kiel Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
1997 Illinois State 75–72 Missouri State Rico Hill, Illinois State Kiel Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
1998 Illinois State 84–74 Missouri State Dan Muller, Illinois State Kiel Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
1999 Creighton 70–61 Evansville Rodney Buford, Creighton Kiel Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2000 Creighton 57–45 Missouri State Ryan Sears, Creighton Kiel Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2001 Indiana State 69–63 Bradley Michael Menser, Indiana State Savvis Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2002 Creighton 84–76 Southern Illinois Kyle Korver, Creighton Savvis Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2003 Creighton 80–56 Southern Illinois Kyle Korver, Creighton Savvis Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2004 Northern Iowa 79–74 (2OT) Missouri State Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa Savvis Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2005 Creighton 75–57 Missouri State Johnny Mathies, Creighton Savvis Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2006 Southern Illinois 59–46 Bradley Randal Falker, Southern Illinois Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2007 Creighton 67–61 Southern Illinois Nate Funk, Creighton Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2008 Drake 79–49 Illinois State Adam Emmenecker, Drake Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2009 Northern Iowa 60–57 (OT) Illinois State Osiris Eldridge, Illinois State Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2010 Northern Iowa 67–52 Wichita State Kwadzo Ahelegbe, Northern Iowa Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2011 Indiana State 60–56 Missouri State Jermaine Mallett, Missouri State Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2012 Creighton 83–79 (OT) Illinois State Doug McDermott, Creighton Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2013 Creighton 68–65 Wichita State Doug McDermott, Creighton Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)
2014 Wichita State 83–69 Indiana State Tekele Cotton, Wichita State Scottrade Center (St. Louis, Missouri)

Tournament championships by school[edit]

School # of Tournament Championships Last Tournament Championship
Creighton 12 2013
Southern Illinois 5 2006
Tulsa 4 1996
Illinois State 4 1998
Northern Iowa 3 2010
Indiana State 3 2011
Wichita State 3 2014
Bradley 2 1988
Missouri State 1 1992
Drake 1 2008
Loyola 0 N/A
  • Former member of the MVC

Note: Missouri State was known as Southwest Missouri State until 2005.

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