RMAC Men's Basketball Shootout

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RMAC Men's Basketball Shootout
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Auraria Event Center
Current location Denver, CO
Played 1993–present
Current champion Regis (1st)
Most championships Metro State (11)
Official website RMAC men's basketball

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Shootout is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The tournament has been held every year since 1993, when the RMAC became an NCAA Division II conference. 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]

Since its foundation in 1993, the tournament has featured only the top 8 teams from the conference playing in a single-elimination style tournament. The first rounds are always played at the gym of the higher-seeded team while the semifinal and championship rounds are played at a pre-determined site, usually on the campus of one of the RMAC members.


Year Champions Score Runner-Up Tournament MVP Venue
1993 Western State 78–64 Mesa State Paul Wright Gymnasium (Gunnison, CO)
1994 Fort Hays State 81–79 Mesa State Dennis Edwards (Fort Hays State) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
1995 Fort Hays State 84–70 Mesa State Chad Baar (Mesa State) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
1996 Fort Hays State 85–79 Nebraska–Kearney Alonzo Goldston (Fort Hays State) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
1997 Fort Hays State 83–79 OT Nebraska–Kearney Alonzo Goldston (Fort Hays State) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
1998 Nebraska–Kearney 85–62 Southern Colorado Mike Hancock (Nebraska–Kearney) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
1999 Metro State 83–73 Mesa State DeMarcos Anzures (Metro State) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
2000 Metro State 82–66 Mesa State Lee Barlow (Metro State) Magness Arena (Denver, CO)
2001 Metro State 94–85 Nebraska–Kearney Kane Oakley (Metro State) Magness Arena (Denver, CO)
2002 Fort Lewis 71–70 OT Nebraska–Kearney Trevor Lorz (Fort Lewis) Magness Arena (Denver, CO)
2003 Metro State 79–69 Fort Hays State Patrick Mutombo (Metro State) Broadmoor World Arena (Colorado Springs, CO)
2004 Metro State 99–78 Nebraska–Kearney C. J. Massingale (Metro State) Broadmoor World Arena (Colorado Springs, CO)
2005 Metro State 66–57 Mesa State Mark Worthington (Metro State) Broadmoor World Arena (Colorado Springs, CO)
2006 Nebraska–Kearney 71–68 Metro State Dusty Jura (Nebraska–Kearney) Massari Arena (Pueblo, CO)
2007 Metro State 70–60 Adams State Jesse Wagstaff (Metro State) Massari Arena (Pueblo, CO)
2008 Fort Lewis 79–73 Colorado Christian Tim Crowell (Fort Lewis) Massari Arena (Pueblo, CO)
2009 Metro State 84–78 Fort Lewis Jesse Wagstaff (Metro State) Massari Arena (Pueblo, CO)
2010 Metro State 83–79 New Mexico Highlands Donte Nicholas (Metro State) Massari Arena (Pueblo, CO)
2011 Fort Lewis 72–67 Colorado Mines Daniel Steffensen (Fort Lewis) Massari Arena (Pueblo, CO)
2012 Colorado Mines 82–62 Colorado Mesa Dale Minschwaner (Colorado Mines) Massari Arena (Pueblo, CO)
2013 Metro State 61–60 Fort Lewis Brandon Jefferson (Metro State) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
2014 Metro State 77–71 UC Colorado Springs Nick Kay (Metro State) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
2015 UC Colorado Springs 82–65 Metro State Derrick White (UC Colorado Springs) Auraria Event Center (Denver, CO)
2016 Fort Lewis 73–72 Colorado Mines Joshua Blaylock (Fort Lewis) Whalen Gymnasium (Durango, CO)
2017 Colorado Mines 102–98 OT Fort Lewis Gokul Natesan (Colorado Mines) Lockridge Arena (Colorado Springs, CO)
2018 Regis 88–80 Fort Lewis Jarrett Brodbeck (Regis) Whalen Gymnasium (Durango, CO)

Championship appearances by school[edit]

School Finals Record Finals Appearances Years
Metro State 11–2 13 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Fort Hays State 4–1 5 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Fort Lewis 4–4 8 2002, 2008, 2011, 2016
Nebraska–Kearney 2–5 7 1998, 2006
Colorado Mines 2–1 3 2012, 2017
UC Colorado Springs 1–1 2 2015
Regis 1–0 1 2018
Western State Colorado 1–0 1 1993
Colorado Mesa 0–7 7
New Mexico Highlands 0–1 1
Colorado Christian 0–1 1
Adams State 0–1 1
CSU Pueblo 0–1 1


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