2012 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 5
Site Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center
Chicago, IL
Champions North Dakota (2nd title)
Winning coach Brian Jones (2nd title)
MVP Jamal Webb (North Dakota)
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2013 →
2011–12 Great West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Utah Valley 9 1   .900     20 13   .606
North Dakota 6 4   .600     17 15   .531
Texas-Pan American 5 5   .500     11 21   .344
NJIT 5 5   .500     15 17   .469
Houston Baptist 3 7   .300     10 20   .333
*Chicago State 2 8   .200     4 26   .133
2012 Great West Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2012 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament will be held March 8–10, 2012, in Chicago Illinois. at the Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center.[1] Per NCAA regulations as a new Division I conference, the Great West champion does not receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament until 2020. The winner however receives an automatic bid to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.[2]

Format[edit]

With South Dakota joining the Summit League for the 2011-12 season, a new format will be used for the 2012 tournament.

5 teams qualified for the 2012 Great West Tournament. Chicago State did not compete in the 2012 Great West Tournament due to failing to meet the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate requirements, leading to a postseason ban.

Bracket[edit]

The entire tournament will be streamed online by Sidearm Sports at http://www.gocsucougars.com/showcase/#liveevents.

  First Round
March 8, 2012
    Semifinals
March 9, 2012
    Championship Game
March 10, 2012
                           
      1  Utah Valley 78  
  4  NJIT 65     4  NJIT 88OT    
  5  Houston Baptist 64         4  NJIT 60
      2  North Dakota 75
      2  North Dakota 63    
        3  UTPA 59  

Game Summaries[edit]

Mar 8
2:30 pm
NJIT Highlanders 65, Houston Baptist Huskies 64
Scoring by half: 29-29, 36-35
Pts: Isaiah Wilkerson 20
Rebs: 3 tied with 5
Asts: Chris Flores 6
Pts: Tyler Russell 17
Rebs: 2 tied with 6
Asts: Joe Latas 4
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Lamar Simpson, Ryan Holmes, Scott Young
Mar 9
12:00 pm
Utah Valley Wolverines 78, NJIT Highlanders 88 (OT)
Scoring by half: 35-28, 34-41 Overtime: 9-19
Pts: Isiah Williams 26
Rebs: Geddes Robinson 16
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Pts: Chris Flores 27
Rebs: Ryan Woods 6
Asts: Chris Flores 5
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Rob Crieger, Bill Neketis, Kyle Ingram
Mar 9
2:30 pm
North Dakota Fighting Sioux 63, UTPA Broncs 59
Scoring by half: 23-37, 40-22
Pts: Jamal Webb 19
Rebs: Brandon Brekke 9
Asts: 2 tied with 3
Pts: Brandon Provost 17
Rebs: Jesus Delgado 7
Asts: Jared Maree 3
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Ron Olesiak, Tom O'Neil Jr., Tyler Holmes
Mar 10
4:00 pm
NJIT Highlanders 60, North Dakota Fighting Sioux 75
Scoring by half: 29-27, 31-48
Pts: Isaiah Wilkerson 19
Rebs: Isaiah Wilkerson 11
Asts: Chris Flores 3
Pts: Troy Huff 15
Rebs: Troy Huff 8
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Emil and Patricia Jones Convocation Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Kyle Ingram, Rick O'Neil

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