CCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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CCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Kellogg Arena
Current location Pomona, CA
Played 1986–1995, 2008–present
Current champion UC San Diego (3rd)
Most championships Cal State Bakersfield (6)
Official website CCAA men's basketball

The California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The tournament was held annually between 1986 and 1995, discontinued between 1996 and 2007, and then held annually again after it was re-established in 2008. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records.[1]

The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship.

Tournament format[edit]

Between 1986 and 1995, the tournament consisted of 4 teams playing a single-elimination tournament on the campus of one of the four teams. After the tournament was re-established in 2008, the tournament expanded to eight teams; first round matches were played on campus sites while the semifinal and final rounds were both played at one single site. Between 2008 and 2012, this site rotated between different campus gyms. After 2013, however, the tournament has been played at a pre-determined neutral arena.


Year Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
1986 UC Riverside 72–71 Cal Poly–SLO Mott Athletic Center (San Luis Obispo, CA)
1987 Cal State Dominguez Hills 70–58 Cal Poly–SLO Mott Athletic Center (San Luis Obispo, CA)
1988 Cal State Bakersfield 66–56 Cal Poly–SLO Icardo Center (Bakersfield, CA)
1989 UC Riverside 87–83 Chapman UC Riverside Gymnasium (Riverside, CA)
1990 Cal State Bakersfield 78–74 UC Riverside Icardo Center (Bakersfield, CA)
1991 Cal State Bakersfield 85–74 Cal Poly Pomona Icardo Center (Bakersfield, CA)
1992 Cal State Bakersfield 69–65 UC Riverside Icardo Center (Bakersfield, CA)
1993 Cal State Bakersfield 64–61 UC Riverside Icardo Center (Bakersfield, CA)
1994 UC Riverside 73–68 Cal State Bakersfield UC Riverside Student Recreation Center (Riverside, CA)
1995 Grand Canyon 72–65 UC Riverside UC Riverside Student Recreation Center (Riverside, CA)
Tournament discontinued between 1996 and 2007
2008 UC San Diego 64–56 Cal Poly Pomona Icardo Center (Bakersfield, CA)
2009 Cal State San Bernardino 80–78 Cal State Monterey Bay Icardo Center (Bakersfield, CA)
2010 Cal State San Bernardino 58–52 Cal Poly Pomona Lumberjack Arena (Arcata, CA)
2011 Cal State Dominguez Hills 51–50 Humboldt State Pioneer Gym (Hayward, CA)
2012 Humboldt State 89–76 Chico State RIMAC (La Jolla, CA)
2013 Cal Poly Pomona 78–64 Chico State Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, CA)
2014 Cal State Stanislaus 82–70 Chico State Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, CA)
2015 Cal Poly Pomona 62–57 OT Chico State Stockton Arena (Stockton, CA)
2016 Humboldt State 80–68 UC San Diego Stockton Arena (Stockton, CA)
2017 UC San Diego 78–63 San Francisco State The Sports Center (San Marcos, CA)
2018 UC San Diego 88–66 Cal Poly Pomona Kellogg Arena (Pomona, CA)

Championship records[edit]

School Finals Record Finals Appearances Years
Cal State Bakersfield 5–1 6 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
UC San Diego 3–1 4 2008, 2017, 2018
UC Riverside 3–4 7 1986, 1989, 1994
Cal State Dominguez Hills 2–0 2 1987, 2011
Cal State San Bernardino 2–0 2 2009, 2010
Humboldt State 2–1 3 2012, 2016
Cal Poly Pomona 2–4 6 2013, 2015
Cal State Stanislaus 1–0 1 2014
Grand Canyon 1–0 1 1995
Chico State 0–4 4
Cal Poly–SLO 0–3 3
San Francisco State 0–1 1
Cal State Monterey Bay 0–1 1
Chapman 0–1 1


  1. ^ "CCAA Men's Basketball Tournament History" (PDF). Year-by-year records. CCAA. 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016.