1990 Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament


The 1990 Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament was the fifteenth edition, held March 8–10 at the BSU Pavilion at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.[2]

1990 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1989–90
Teams6
SiteBSU Pavilion
Boise, Idaho
ChampionsIdaho (4th title)
Winning coachKermit Davis (2nd title)
MVPRiley Smith[1] (Idaho)
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1989–90 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Idaho 13 3   .813 25 6   .806
Eastern Washington 11 5   .688 18 11   .621
Montana 10 6   .625 18 11   .621
Nevada 9 7   .563 15 13   .536
Weber State 8 8   .500 14 15   .483
Montana State 8 8   .500 17 12   .586
Boise State 7 9   .438 12 15   .444
Northern Arizona 3 13   .188 8 20   .286
Idaho State 3 13   .188 6 21   .222
Conference tournament winner

Defending champion Idaho defeated Eastern Washington in the championship game, 65–62. It was the Vandals' second consecutive Big Sky tournament title, and fourth overall (1981, 1982, 1989, 1990).

FormatEdit

Similar to the previous year, the tournament included the top six teams in the league standings. The top two earned byes into the semifinals while the remaining four played in the quarterfinals. The top seed met the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals.[3][4]

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 8
Semifinals
Friday, March 9
Championship
Saturday, March 10
         
1 Idaho 80
6 Montana State 71
6 Montana State 69
3 Montana 57
1 Idaho 65
2 Eastern Washington 62
4 Nevada 66
5 Weber State 75
5 Weber State 67
2 Eastern Washington 83

Source:[3][5][6][7]

NCAA tournamentEdit

The Vandals gained the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, and no other Big Sky members were invited to the tournament or the NIT. Seeded thirteenth in the West Regional, Idaho lost to Louisville in Salt Lake City in the first round.[8][9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (March 13, 1990). "Not just another Smith". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 6A.
  2. ^ "1989-90 Big Sky Conference Season Summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Stalwick, Howie (March 1990). "Top 2 seeds wary of foes". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. D2.
  4. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (March 8, 1990). "Vandals await unknown tourney foe". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1C.
  5. ^ Gerheim, Earl (March 9, 1990). "Montana State, Weber advance in Big Sky". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). p. C3.
  6. ^ "Vandals set to open tourney with Bobcats". Idahonian. (Moscow). March 9, 1990. p. 1B.
  7. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (March 10, 1990). "Idaho goes for BSC title". Idahonian. (Moscow). p. 1E.
  8. ^ Grummert, Dale (March 16, 1990). "Cards load the deck to flush Idaho, 78-59". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  9. ^ Stalwick, Howie (March 16, 1990). "High-flying Cards whip UI". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.