2016 Vegas 16 Tournament

The 2016 Vegas 16 Tournament was a single-elimination postseason men's basketball tournament won by Old Dominion. The tournament consisted of eight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams that did not receive bids to the NCAA Tournament or the NIT.

2016 Vegas 16
Season2015–16
Teams8
Finals siteMandalay Bay Events Center
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsOld Dominion Monarchs (1st title)
Runner-upOakland Golden Grizzlies (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachJeff Jones
MVPTrey Freeman (Old Dominion)
Top scorerKay Felder Oakland
(80 points)
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Old Dominion defeated Oakland 68–67 in the championship game.

Games were played at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada. First round games were March 28, with the semifinals March 29 and the championship March 30. All games aired on CBS Sports Network.[1]

ParticipantsEdit

The 8-team field for the inaugural Vegas 16 tournament was unveiled on March 14, 2016. While organizers had originally aimed to have a 16-team field, a decision was made to cut the size to 8 teams, stating that due to the results of conference tournaments, "we were hesitant to just fill out the bracket with 'available teams,' so by choosing quality over quantity, we settled on eight teams, many of which were considered for an NIT berth."[2]

Team Conference Overall record Conference record
East Tennessee State Southern 23–11 14–4
Louisiana Tech Conference USA 23–9 12–6
Northern Illinois Mid-American 21–12 9–9
Oakland Horizon 21–11 13–5
Old Dominion Conference USA 22–13 12–6
Tennessee Tech Ohio Valley 19–11 11–5
Towson Colonial 20–12 11–7
UC Santa Barbara Big West 18–13 11–5

ScheduleEdit

Game Time * Matchup Score Television
Quarterfinals – Monday, March 28
1 Noon Tennessee Tech vs. Old Dominion 59–75 CBSSN
2 2:30 pm UC Santa Barbara vs. Northern Illinois 70–63
3 6:00 pm Oakland vs. Towson 90–72
4 8:30 pm Louisiana Tech vs. East Tennessee State 83–88
Semifinals – Tuesday, March 29
5 6:00 pm Old Dominion vs. UC Santa Barbara 64–49 CBSSN
6 8:30 pm Oakland vs. East Tennessee State 104–81
Championship – Wednesday, March 30
7 7:00 pm Old Dominion vs. Oakland 68–67 CBSSN
*All times are listed as Pacific Daylight Time. Winning team in bold.

BracketEdit

[3]

Quarterfinals
Monday, March 28
Semifinals
Tuesday, March 29
Championship
Wednesday, March 30
         
Tennessee Tech 59
Old Dominion 75
Old Dominion 64
UC Santa Barbara 49
UC Santa Barbara 70
Northern Illinois 63
Old Dominion 68
Oakland 67
Oakland 90
Towson 72
Oakland 104
East Tennessee State 81
Louisiana Tech 83
East Tennessee State 88

MVP and all-tournament teamEdit

Trey Freeman of Old Dominion was named the tournament most valuable player.[4] The following players were named to the all-tournament team:

  • Aaron Bacote, Old Dominion
  • Kay Felder, Oakland
  • Trey Freeman, Old Dominion
  • Ge'Lawn Guyn, East Tennessee State
  • Max Hooper, Oakland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CBS Sports Network to Televise Inaugural Vegas 16". bdglobalsports.com. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Vegas 16 tournament shortens inaugural lineup to 8 teams". Las Vegas Review-Journal. March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 Vegas 16 Bracket". bdGlobal. Archived from the original on 2015-11-26. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.vegas16.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/033116aaa.html

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