2019 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams8
SiteHonda Center
Anaheim, California
ChampionsUC Irvine (2nd title)
Winning coachRussell Turner (2nd title)
MVPMax Hazzard (UC Irvine)
TelevisionESPN3
ESPNU
ESPN2
← 2018
2020 →
2018–19 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Irvine 15 1   .938     31 6   .838
UC Santa Barbara 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Cal State Fullerton 10 6   .625     16 18   .471
Hawaii 9 7   .563     18 13   .581
Long Beach State 8 8   .500     15 19   .441
UC Davis 7 9   .438     11 20   .355
Cal State Northridge 7 9   .438     13 21   .382
UC Riverside 4 12   .250     10 23   .303
Cal Poly 2 14   .125     6 23   .207
2019 Big West Tournament winner

The 2019 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Big West Conference of the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. It was held from March 14 through March 16, 2019 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. UC Irvine defeated Cal State Fullerton 92–64 in the championship game to win the tournament, and received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.[1] The championship was the second for UC Irvine in the Big West, last winning it in 2015.

Seeds[edit]

The top eight conference teams were eligible for the tournament. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. Teams were reseeded after the quarterfinals.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 UC Irvine 15–1
2 UC Santa Barbara 10–6 2–0 vs Hawaii
3 Cal State Fullerton 10–6 0–2 vs Hawaii
4 Hawaii 9–7
5 Long Beach State 8–8
6 UC Davis 7–9 1–1 vs UCSB
7 Cal State Northridge 7–9 0-2 vs. UCSB
8 UC Riverside 4–12
DNQ Cal Poly 2–14

Schedule and results[edit]

Game Time Matchup Score Television
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14
1 12:00 pm No. 2 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 7 Cal State Northridge 71–68 ESPN3
2 2:30 pm No. 3 Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 6 UC Davis 75–71
3 6:00 pm No. 1 UC Irvine vs. No. 8 UC Riverside 63–44
4 8:30 pm No. 4 Hawaii vs. No. 5 Long Beach State 66–68
Semifinals – Friday, March 15
5 6:30 pm No. 1 UC Irvine vs. No. 5 Long Beach State 75–67 ESPN3/ESPNU
6 9:00 pm No. 2 UC Santa Barbara vs. No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 58–64 ESPNU
Championship – Saturday, March 16
7 9:00 pm No. 1 UC Irvine vs. No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 92–64 ESPN2
Game times in PT. Rankings denote tournament seeding. All games held at Honda Center, Anaheim, California[2]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 14
ESPN3
Semifinals
Friday, March 15
ESPNU
(re-seeded)
Championship
Saturday, March 16
ESPN2
                           
  1 UC Irvine 63
8 UC Riverside 44
1 UC Irvine 75  
5 Long Beach State 67  
4 Hawaii 66
  5 Long Beach State 68
(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)   1 UC Irvine 92
  3 Cal State Fullerton 64
  2 UC Santa Barbara 71
7 Cal State Northridge 68
2 UC Santa Barbara 58
3 Cal State Fullerton 64  
3 Cal State Fullerton 75
  6 UC Davis 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UC Irvine routs Cal State Fullerton to win Big West title". USA Today.com. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.bigwest.org/sports/mbball/info/champs/