MGM Resorts Main Event

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MGM Resorts Main Event
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Logo of the MGM Resorts Main Event
Sport College Basketball
Founded 2014
No. of teams 8
Country United States
Venue(s) T-Mobile Arena
Most recent
champion(s)
UNLV
TV partner(s) ESPN2
Sponsor(s) MGM Resorts International
Official website MGM Resorts Main Event

The MGM Resorts Main Event is an 8 team college basketball tournament held during Monday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving week of NCAA Division I men's basketball season, with the inaugural tournament beginning in 2014. Games are held at the T-Mobile Arena beginning in 2017, with previous season being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.[1] Formerly known as the MGM Grand Main Event and the Men Who Speak Up Main Event, the tournament features two four-team brackets with each team playing two games in Las Vegas. Opening round games are played on campus.

2017[2][edit]

Opening Games[edit]

  Opening Game 1
November 10
    Opening Game 4
November 14
                 
    Georgia State 75
  Eastern Kentucky 73     Rice 54
  Rice 72  
  Opening Game 2
November 10
    Opening Game 8
November 24
                 
    Eastern Washington
  Prairie View A&M 62     Utah
  Utah 83  
  Opening Game 3
November 13
    Opening Game 7
November 17
                 
    Georgia State 72
  Eastern Kentucky 75     Ole Miss 77
  Ole Miss 85  
  Opening Game 5
November 15
    Opening Game 6
November 17
                 
    Eastern Washington 76
  Prairie View A&M 63     UNLV 91
  UNLV 98  

Heavyweight Bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 20
    Championship
November 22
ESPN2
                 
  UNLV 95  
  Rice 68    
      UNLV 85
      Utah 58
  Utah 83    
  Ole Miss 74   Consolation
November 22
ESPNU
 
  Rice 62
    Ole Miss 79

Middleweight Bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 20
    Championship
November 22
                 
  Prairie View A&M 80  
  Eastern Kentucky 70    
      Prairie View A&M 71
      Georgia State 56
  Georgia State 68    
  Eastern Washington 50   Consolation
November 22
 
  Eastern Kentucky 62
    Eastern Washington 83

2016[3][edit]

Heavyweight Bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 21
    Championship
November 23
ESPN2
                 
  Saint Louis 62  
  BYU 92    
      BYU 89
      Valparaiso 92
  Alabama 60    
  Valparaiso 68   Consolation
November 23
 
Saint Louis 57
  Alabama 62

Middleweight Bracket[edit]

2015[4][edit]

Heavyweight Bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 23
    Championship
November 25
ESPN2
                 
  Clemson 65  
  UMass 82    
      UMass 76
      Creighton 97
  Creighton 85    
  Rutgers 75   Consolation
November 25
 
Clemson 76
  Rutgers 58

Middleweight Bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 23
    Championship
November 25
                 
  UTSA 84  
  Central Arkansas 98    
      Central Arkansas 54
      Howard 73
  Texas Southern 81    
  Howard 87   Consolation
November 25
 
UTSA 80
  Texas Southern 91

2014[edit]

Heavyweight Bracket[edit]

  First Round
November 24
    Championship
November 26
                 
    Oregon State 53  
    Oklahoma State 66    
        Oklahoma State 73
        Tulsa 58
    Auburn 35    
    Tulsa 53   Consolation
November 26
 
  Oregon State 69
    Auburn 71

Middleweight Bracket[edit]

On October 6, 2014 The Middleweight Bracket was revised to a Round robin format.[5]

Milwaukee Louisiana–Lafayette Oral Roberts
Milwaukee 56–62 66–67
Louisiana–Lafayette 62–56 76–52
Oral Roberts 67–66 52–76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bd Global announces 2014 MGM Grand Showcase & Main Event". bd global. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "2017 Main Event schedule & brackets announced". bdGlobal. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "2016 Main Event schedule & brackets announced". bdGlobal. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Main Event schedule & brackets annoucned". bdGlobal. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Revised Middleweight Bracket schedule announced". Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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