2009 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament
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|2009 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||VCU (4th title)|
|Winning coach||Anthony Grant (2nd title)|
|MVP||Eric Maynor (VCU)|
|2008–09 CAA men's basketball standings|
|William & Mary||5||–||13||.278||10||–||20||.333|
|† CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2009 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament was held from March 6–9, 2009. It was won by the VCU Rams.
Bracket and Results
|10||William & Mary||48|
|CAA All-Tournament Team||Player||School||Position||Year|
|Gerald Lee||Old Dominion||Forward||Junior|
|Cam Long||George Mason||Guard||Sophomore|
|Eric Maynor||Virginia Commonwealth||Guard||Senior|
|Larry Sanders||Virginia Commonwealth||Forward||Sophomore|
|Dre Smith||George Mason||Guard||Senior|
Notable Games in the tournament
- #5 Hofstra defeated #12 UNC-Wilimington, 79–66. Ironically, the game was played on March 6; the last time these two teams met in the Coliseum, UNCW won the CAA Championship over Hofstra, 78–67, on March 6, 2006. The final scores were only 2 points off.
- #11 Towson defeated #3 Northeastern, 58–54, in one of the greatest upsets in CAA tournament history. Never had a #11 seed even won a game in the tournament, and now Towson had won two straight.
- #1 VCU defeated #4 Old Dominion 61–53 in the rubber match between the two in-state rivals.
- VCU won its 3rd championship in 6 seasons, all of them coming against George Mason. VCU's victory marked the largest score gap in the championship's history. Thousands of people stormed the Richmond Coliseum court after the final buzzer.
- , retrieved 2010-03-10