2008 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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2008 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2007–08
Teams 12
Site Richmond Coliseum
Richmond, Virginia
Champions George Mason (4th title)
Winning coach Jim Larranaga (3rd title)
MVP Folarin Campbell [1] (George Mason)
Television Comcast, ESPN
← 2007
2009 →
2007–08 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VCU 15 3   .833     24 8   .750
UNC Wilmington 12 6   .667     20 13   .606
George Mason 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Old Dominion 11 7   .611     18 16   .529
William & Mary 10 8   .556     17 16   .515
Northeastern 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Delaware 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Hofstra 8 10   .444     12 18   .400
Towson 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Drexel 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
James Madison 5 13   .278     13 17   .433
Georgia State 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament was an NCAA Division 1 College Basketball Conference tournament that was held at the Richmond Coliseum on March 7–10, 2008, to decide the Colonial Athletic Association conference champion. The winner advances to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament, a 64-team tournament to decide a national champion of college basketball.

Bracket and results[edit]

  First Round
Friday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 8
Semifinals
Sunday, March 9
Final
Monday, March 10
                                     
8  Hofstra 66  
9  Towson 81  
  9  Towson 46  
    1  VCU 57  
 
   
  1  VCU 54  
  5  William & Mary 56  
5  William & Mary 58  
12  Georgia State 57  
  5  William & Mary 63
    4  Old Dominion 60  
 
   
  5  William & Mary 59
  3  George Mason 68
   
   
  2  UNC Wilmington 82
    7  Delaware 59  
7  Delaware 60
10  Drexel 51  
  2  UNC Wilmington 41
  3  George Mason 53  
   
   
  3  George Mason 63
    6  Northeastern 52  
6  Northeastern 73
11  James Madison 55  

Honors[edit]

CAA All-Tournament Team[2] Player School Position Year
Folarin Campbell George Mason Guard Senior
Laimis Kisielius William & Mary Forward Senior
Eric Maynor Virginia Commonwealth Guard Junior
David Schneider William & Mary Guard Sophomore
Danny Sumner William & Mary Forward Sophomore
Will Thomas George Mason Forward Senior

Notable games[edit]

First Round[edit]

  • William and Mary d. Georgia State 58–57: David Schneider made a 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to eliminate the Panthers one year after the Tribe lost to GSU the same way.

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • George Mason d. Northeastern 63–52: One week prior to this game, Northeastern had beaten GMU in the regular season finale.

Semifinals[edit]

  • William and Mary d. VCU 56–54: Laimus Kisielius banked in a layup with 3 seconds left to earn W&M its first-ever trip to the CAA Championship game. The fans stormed the Richmond Coliseum court.

Championship[edit]

  • George Mason d. William and Mary 68–59: The win secured GMU coach Jim Larranaga's fourth NCAA Tournament appearance with the Patriots since 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GEORGE MASON WINS 2008 CAA MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP. Accessed March 19, 2008.
  2. ^ [], retrieved 2010-03-10

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