Empire 8 Men's Basketball Tournament

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Empire 8 Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
SportBasketball
ConferenceEmpire 8
Number of teams4
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Played2004–present
Current championAlfred (1st)
Most championshipsSt. John Fisher (6)
Official websiteEmpire 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.[1]

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.

Results[edit]

Year Champions Score Runner-Up
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
2009 RIT 76–71 (OT) Nazareth
2010 Nazareth 65–64 St. John Fisher
2011 Hartwick 69–58 St. John Fisher
2012 Ithaca 71–55 Nazareth
2013 Ithaca 70–55 Stevens Tech
2014 Hartwick 67–62 Nazareth
2015 St. John Fisher 77–62 Alfred
2016 Hartwick 93–91 St. John Fisher
2017 St. John Fisher 80–69 Stevens Tech
2018 Nazareth 66–64 Utica
2019 Alfred 90–78 St. John Fisher

Championship records[edit]

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
Ithaca 2–0 2 2012, 2013
Alfred 1–1 2 2019
RIT 1–1 2 2009
Utica 0–4 4
Stevens Tech 0–2 2
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball Tournament History". Empire 8. 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.