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Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The Big Eight Conference was an NCAA athletic conference that existed from 1907 to 1996, when it and the Southwest Conference disbanded to create the Big 12 Conference. The post-season conference tournament was instituted in 1977 and from that time the winner won the conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid. From 1977 until 1985, the quarterfinals were played on the campus sites of the higher seeded teams. The last Big Eight men's basketball tournament ran through the conference's final season in 1996. Missouri won the most Big Eight tournament titles with six. Colorado was the only conference member not to win at least one tournament title during its existence.[1][2]

Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (defunct)
Conference Basketball Championship
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Played1977–1996
Most championshipsMissouri (6)
Host stadiums
Kemper Arena (1977–96)
Host locations
Kansas City, MO (1977–96)

Tournament champions by yearEdit

Year Champion Score Runner-up Most Valuable Player Venue (and city) Reference
1977 Kansas State 72–67 (OT) Missouri Mike Evans, Kansas State Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1978 Missouri 71–68 (OT) Kansas State Stan Ray, Missouri Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1979 Oklahoma 80–65 Kansas Al Beal, Oklahoma Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1980 Kansas State 79–58 Kansas Rolando Blackman, Kansas State Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1981 Kansas 80–68 Kansas State Darnell Valentine, Kansas Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1982 Missouri 68–63 Oklahoma Ricky Frazier, Missouri Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1983 Oklahoma State 93–92 (2OT) Missouri Leroy Combs, Oklahoma State Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1984 Kansas 79–78 Oklahoma Wayman Tisdale, Oklahoma Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1985 Oklahoma 73–71 Iowa State Wayman Tisdale, Oklahoma Semifinals and final at Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1986 Kansas 73–71 Iowa State Danny Manning, Kansas Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1987 Missouri 67–65 Kansas Danny Manning, Kansas Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1988 Oklahoma 88–83 Kansas State Stacey King, Oklahoma Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1989 Missouri 98–86 Oklahoma Doug Smith, Missouri Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1990 Oklahoma 92–80 Colorado Shaun Vandiver, Colorado Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1991 Missouri 90–82 Nebraska Doug Smith, Missouri Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1992 Kansas 66–57 Oklahoma State Byron Houston, Oklahoma State Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1993 Missouri 68–56 Kansas State Chris Heller, Missouri Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1994 Nebraska 77–68 Oklahoma State Eric Piatkowski, Nebraska Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1995 Oklahoma State 62–53 Iowa State Bryant Reeves, Oklahoma State Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [1]
1996 Iowa State 56–55 Kansas Dedric Willoughby, Iowa State Kemper Arena (Kansas City, Missouri) [3]

Championships by schoolEdit

Television coverageEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t 1995-96 Big Eight Conference men's basketball media guide, page 55
  2. ^ http://bigeightsports.com/Sports/MensBasketball/MensBasketballChampionships.htm
  3. ^ "2012-13 Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball media guide, page 115" (PDF). Iowa State Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 11, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
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