Las Vegas Invitational (basketball)

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Las Vegas Invitational
Sport College basketball
Founded 2000
No. of teams 8
Country  United States
Venue(s) Orleans Arena
Most recent
champion(s)
2016 Butler Bulldogs
Most titles Illinois (2)
Kansas (2)
TV partner(s) Fox Sports 1

The Las Vegas Invitational is an 8 team college basketball tournament held during Thanksgiving of NCAA Division I men's basketball season annually since 2003. The Tournament was held at Valley High School in Las Vegas, The event used to be sponsored by Findlay Toyota, until moving to the current site the Orleans Arena in 2006. From 2006 to 2013 the sponsor of the tournament was IBN Sports. Continental Tire is the current sponsor of the tournament.

2016 bracket[1][edit]

  Third Round
November 24
Fox Sports 1
    Championship Round
November 25
Fox Sports 1
                 
  8  Arizona 69  
   Santa Clara 61    
      8  Arizona 65
       Butler 69
     Butler 76    
   Vanderbilt 66   3rd Place Game
Fox Sports 1
 
   Vanderbilt 76
   Santa Clara 66
  Third Round
November 24
    Championship Round
November 25
                 
   Bucknell 84  
   Norfolk State 58    
       Bucknell 75
       Northern Colorado 63
   Sacred Heart 59    
   Northern Colorado 81   3rd Place Game
 
 Sacred Heart 61
   Norfolk State 59

2015 bracket[edit]

[2]

  Third Round
November 26
Fox Sports 1
    Championship Round
November 27
Fox Sports 1
                 
   Richmond 59  
   West Virginia 67    
       West Virginia 72
       San Diego State 50
  14  California 58    
   San Diego State 72   3rd Place Game
Fox Sports 1
 
 Richmond 94
  14  California 90

Note:

  • Arkansas Little Rock will only Participate on Day 1
  • On November 27 East Carolina will play winner of Bethune-Cookman/Stetson, Sam Houston State will play loser of Bethune-Cookman/Stetson

2014 bracket[edit]

The Tournament will go back to the traditional format,[3] There will be two brackets

[4]

  Third Round
November 27
Fox Sports 1
    Championship Round
November 28
Fox Sports 1
                 
   Illinois 88  
   Indiana State 62    
       Illinois 62
       Baylor 54
   Baylor 71    
   Memphis 47   3rd Place Game
Fox Sports 1
 
 Indiana State 62
   Memphis 72
  Third Round
November 27
    Championship Round
November 28
                 
   Austin Peay 79  
   Brown 58    
       Austin Peay 62
       Stephen F. Austin 83
   Stephen F. Austin 73    
   Prairie View A&M 61   3rd Place Game
 
 Brown 81
   Prairie View A&M 71

2013 participants and bracket[edit]

The tournament's championship format was changed to a four-round round robin this year, with the final two rounds being played in Las Vegas. UCLA and Missouri were the co-champions of the tournament, both teams finishing with a 4-0 record; Kyle Anderson (UCLA) was the tournament's MVP.

All-tournament team

  • Gardner-Webb: Isaiah Ivey
  • Morehead State: Angelo Warner
  • Chattanooga: Z. Mason
  • IUPUI: Ja'rob McCallum
  • Missouri: Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown
  • Nevada: Deonte Burton
  • UCLA: Jordan Adams, Zach LaVine
  • Northwestern: Jershon Cobb

Tournament MVP: Kyle Anderson, UCLA[5]

2012 participants and bracket[edit]

[6]

  Semifinals
November 25
    Championship
November 26
                 
   Arizona State 83  
   Arkansas 68    
       Arizona State 73
      12  Creighton 87
  12  Creighton 84    
   Wisconsin 74   3rd Place Game
 
 Arkansas 70
   Wisconsin 77


2011 participants and bracket[edit]

[7]

  Semifinals
November 25
    Championship
November 26
                 
   USC 55  
   UNLV 66    
       UNLV 90
      1  North Carolina 80
  1  North Carolina 87    
   South Carolina 62   3rd Place Game
 
 USC 66
   South Carolina 63


2010 participants and bracket[edit]

[8]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
   Arizona 82  
   Santa Clara 59    
       Arizona 49
      6  Kansas 87
  6  Kansas 64    
   Ohio 41   3rd Place Game
 
 Ohio 78
   Santa Clara 72

2009 bracket[edit]

[9] Games at Campus Sites Saturday, November 14
Oklahoma State 86, Seattle 64

Wednesday, November 18
Oklahoma State 93, Southern 61
Saturday, November 21
Utah 88, Southern 48
Illinois 94, Presbyterian 48

Sunday, November 22
Bradley 56, Wofford 54

Tuesday, November 24
Seattle 77, Utah 74
Illinois 78, Wofford 64
Bradley 71, Presbyterian 58

  Semifinals
November 27
    Championship
November 28
                 
   Oklahoma State 68  
   Bradley 57    
       Oklahoma State 77
       Utah 55
   Utah 60    
   Illinois 58   3rd Place Game
November 28
 
 Bradley 72
   Illinois 68
  Semifinals
November 27
    Championship
November 28
                 
   Wofford 66  
   Southern 66    
       Seattle 83
       Wofford 84
   Seattle 67    
   Presbyterian 63   3rd Place Game
November 28
 
 Southern 69
   Presbyterian 71

2008 participants and bracket[edit]

[10]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
   Kentucky 74  
   Kansas State 72    
       Kentucky 54
       West Virginia 43
   Iowa 68    
   West Virginia 87   3rd Place Game
 
 Iowa 65
   Kansas State 63

2007 participants and bracket[edit]

[11]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  1  North Carolina 99  
   Old Dominion 82    
      1  North Carolina 73
       BYU 63
   Louisville 76    
   BYU 86   3rd Place Game
 
 Louisville 64
   Old Dominion 53

2006 participants and bracket[edit]

[12]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
  1  Florida 101  
     WKU 68    
      1  Florida 80
      10  Kansas 82
  10  Kansas 64    
   Ball State 46   3rd Place Game
 
 WKU 76
   Ball State 66

2005 participants and bracket[edit]

[13]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
   TCU 58  
   Oklahoma State 66    
       Oklahoma State 68
       Boston College 76
   Boston College 87    
   Drake 84   3rd Place Game
 
 Drake 86
   TCU 79

2004 participants and bracket[edit]

[14]

  Semifinals     Championship
                 
   UTEP 66  
   Arizona State 65    
       UTEP 62
       Southern Illinois 68
   Vanderbilt 53    
   Southern Illinois 67   3rd Place Game
 
 Arizona State 87
   Vanderbilt 68

2003 participants and bracket[edit]

[15]

Championship Game
     
Miami (FL) 82
Bradley 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational". ORLEANS CASINO. BOYD GAMING. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Richmond basketball to play West Virginia in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational". AugustaFreePress. AugustaFreePress. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Raphielle. "Report: Las Vegas Invitational semifinal matchups set". CollegeBasketballTalk. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational Schedule" (PDF). Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Burton named to Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational all-tournament team". NevadaWolfPack.com. Dec 1, 2013. Retrieved Mar 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.bloggingthebracket.com/pages/2012-college-basketball-early-season-tournaments-and-events
  7. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2012/451
  8. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2011/400
  9. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2010/287
  10. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2009/288
  11. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2008/289
  12. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2007/290
  13. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2006/346
  14. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las_Vegas_Invitational/49/Bracket/2005/345
  15. ^ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/tournaments/Non-Conference/Las-Vegas-Invitational/49/Bracket/2004/347/