Empire 8 Men's Basketball Tournament
|Empire 8 Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference Basketball Championship|
|Number of teams||4|
|Current champion||Alfred (1st)|
|Most championships||St. John Fisher (6)|
|Official website||Empire 8 men's basketball|
The Empire 8 Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the NCAA Division III Empire 8 conference. The tournament has been held annually since 2004. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records.
The winner, declared Empire 8 champion, receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship.
Prior to 2004, the league championship was awarded to the team with the best regular-season record. Since the tournament's establishment, St. John Fisher was the most successful program, with 6 titles.
|2004||St. John Fisher||62–59||Utica|
|2005||St. John Fisher||92–51||RIT|
|2006||St. John Fisher||74–61||Utica|
|2007||St. John Fisher||78–73 (OT)||Utica|
|2008||Nazareth||64–63||St. John Fisher|
|2010||Nazareth||65–64||St. John Fisher|
|2011||Hartwick||69–58||St. John Fisher|
|2015||St. John Fisher||77–62||Alfred|
|2016||Hartwick||93–91||St. John Fisher|
|2017||St. John Fisher||80–69||Stevens Tech|
|2019||Alfred||90–78||St. John Fisher|
|School||Finals Record||Finals Appearances||Years|
|St. John Fisher||6–5||11||2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2015, 2017|
|Nazareth||3–3||6||2008, 2010, 2018|
|Hartwick||3–0||3||2011, 2014, 2016|
- Schools highlighted in pink are former members of the Empire 8
- Elmira, Houghton, and Sage have not yet qualified for the Empire 8 tournament finals
- "Men's Basketball Tournament History". Empire 8. 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.