2006 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2006 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 8–11 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.[2]

2006 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2005–06
Teams8
SiteAnaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
ChampionsPacific (4th title)
Winning coachBob Thomason (3rd title)
MVPJohnny Gray (Pacific)
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2005–06 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Pacific 12 2   .857 24 8   .750
UC Irvine 10 4   .714 16 13   .552
Cal Poly 7 7   .500 10 19   .345
UC Santa Barbara 6 8   .429 15 14   .517
Cal State Fullerton 5 9   .357 16 13   .552
Cal State Northridge 4 10   .286 11 17   .393
UC Riverside 3 11   .214 5 23   .179
*Long Beach State 0 5   .000 0 12   .000
2006 Big West Tournament winner
As of April 10, 2006[1]
*Long Beach State: 18 wins vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Long Beach State–(18–12)(9–5); Rankings from AP Poll

Pacific defeated Long Beach State in the championship game, 78–70, to obtain the fourth Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament championship in school history.

The Tigers earned the conference's automatic bid to the 2006 NCAA Tournament as the #14 seed in the Minneapolis region.

FormatEdit

Eight of the nine teams in the conference participated, with not qualifying. Teams were seeded based on regular season conference records. The top four seeds received byes, with the top two seeds receiving a second bye into the semifinal round.

BracketEdit

First round
Thursday, March 8
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 9
Semifinals
Saturday, March 10
Championship
Sunday, March 11
1 Pacific 68
5 UC Santa Barbara 76 4 Cal Poly 57
8 UC Riverside 44 4 Cal Poly 57
5 UC Santa Barbara 50
1 Pacific 78
3 Long Beach State 70
6 Cal State Fullerton 91
6 Cal State Fullerton 73 3 Long Beach State 94
7 Cal State Northridge 63 3 Long Beach State 75
2 UC Irvine 73

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Big West MBB Record Book
  2. ^ "2005-06 Big West Conference Season Summary". College Basketball Reference. Retrieved March 16, 2020.