1994 Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament


The 1994 Big Sky Conference men's basketball tournament was the nineteenth edition, held March 10–12 at the BSU Pavilion at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.[1]

1994 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1993–94
Teams6
SiteBSU Pavilion
Boise, Idaho
ChampionsBoise State (4th title)
Winning coachBobby Dye (3rd title)
MVPShambric Williams (Boise State)
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1993–94 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Weber State 10 4   .714 20 10   .667
Idaho State 10 4   .714 18 9   .667
Idaho 9 5   .643 18 10   .643
Montana State 8 6   .571 16 11   .593
Boise State 7 7   .500 17 13   .567
Montana 6 8   .429 19 9   .679
Northern Arizona 6 8   .429 13 13   .500
Eastern Washington 0 14   .000 5 21   .192
Conference tournament winner

Fifth-seeded host Boise State upset second-seeded Idaho State in the championship game, 85–81, to repeat as tournament champions and gain their fourth tournament title overall.[2] The Broncos had defeated regular season champion Weber State in the semifinals.[3]

FormatEdit

Conference membership remained at eight and the tournament format was unchanged, with an exception; the site was predetermined, rather than awarded to the regular season champion.

The top six teams from the regular season participated, and the top two earned byes into the semifinals. The remaining four played in the quarterfinals, and the top seed met the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals.

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 10
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
Championship
Saturday, March 12
1 Weber State 72
4 Montana State 57 5 Boise State 84
5 Boise State 75 5 Boise State 85
2 Idaho State 81
2 Idaho State 73
3 Idaho 74 3 Idaho 66
6 Montana 63

Source:[2][3][4]

NCAA tournamentEdit

The Broncos (17–12) received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament; no other Big Sky members were invited to the tournament or the NIT. Boise State was seeded fourteenth in the West regional and lost by nine points to Louisville in the first round in Sacramento.[5] It was the twelfth consecutive year that the Big Sky representative lost in the first round.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1993-94 Big Sky Conference Season Summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "BSU wins Big Sky title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 13, 1994. p. 5B.
  3. ^ a b Grummert, Idaho (March 12, 1994). "Idaho St. has UI's number". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Grummert, Dale (March 11, 1994). "Vandals float past Grizzzz". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  5. ^ "Louisville survives BSU". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. March 19, 1994. p. 6B.