Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The Big West Men's Basketball Tournament (formerly the Pacific Coast Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Big West Conference.

Big West Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceBig West Conference (1989–present)
Pacific Coast Athletic Association (1976–1988)
Number of teams8
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumMichelob Ultra Arena
Current locationParadise, Nevada
Played1976–present
Last contest2021
Current championUC Santa Barbara
Most championshipsUNLV (7)

It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. Only the top eight teams in the conference qualify for the tournament. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Prior to 1985, it was known as the PCAA (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) Tournament for the conference's former name.[1]

ResultsEdit

Pacific Coast Athletic AssociationEdit

Year Winner Score Opponent MVP Venue
1976 San Diego State 76–64 Pacific None Selected Stockton Civic Auditorium (Stockton, California)
1977 Long Beach State 76–63 San Jose State None Selected Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
1978 Cal State Fullerton 64–53 Long Beach State Greg Bunch, Cal State Fullerton
1979 Pacific 82–73 Utah State Ron Cornelius, Pacific
1980 San Jose State 57–55 Long Beach State Wally Rank, San Jose State
1981 Fresno State 52–48 San Jose State Sid Williams, San Jose State
1982 Fresno State 69–57 Cal State Fullerton Donald Mason, Fresno State
1983 UNLV 66–63 (OT) Fresno State Sidney Green, UNLV Inglewood Forum (Inglewood, California)
1984 Fresno State 51–49 UNLV Richie Adams, UNLV
1985 UNLV 79–61 Cal State Fullerton Richie Adams, UNLV
1986 UNLV 75–55 New Mexico State Anthony Jones, UNLV
1987 UNLV 94–69 San Jose State Freddie Banks, UNLV
1988 Utah State 86–79 UC Irvine Wayne Engelstad, UC Irvine

Big West ConferenceEdit

Year Winner Score Opponent MVP Venue
1989 UNLV 68–62 New Mexico State Stacey Augmon, UNLV Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, California)
1990 UNLV 92–74 Long Beach State Larry Johnson, UNLV
1991 UNLV 98–74 Fresno State Larry Johnson, UNLV
1992 New Mexico State 74–73 Pacific Sam Crawford, New Mexico State
1993 Long Beach State 70–62 New Mexico State Lucious Harris, Long Beach State
1994 New Mexico State 70–64 UC Irvine Chris Brown, UC Irvine & James Dockery, New Mexico State Thomas & Mack Center (Paradise, Nevada)
1995 Long Beach State 76–69 (OT) Nevada Brian Green, Nevada
1996 San Jose State 76–75 (OT) Utah State Olivier Saint-Jean, San Jose State Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
1997 Pacific 63–55 Nevada Corey Anders, Pacific & Faron Hand, Nevada
1998 Utah State 78–63 Pacific Marcus Saxon, Utah State
1999 New Mexico State 79–69 Boise State Billy Keys, New Mexico State
2000 Utah State 71–66 New Mexico State Shawn Daniels & Troy Rolle, Utah State
2001 Utah State 50–38 Pacific Bernard Rock, Utah State Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, California)
2002 UC Santa Barbara 60–56 Utah State Nick Jones, UC Santa Barbara
2003 Utah State 57–54 Cal Poly Desmond Penigar, Utah State
2004 Pacific 75–73 Cal State Northridge Ian Boylan, Cal State Northridge
2005 Utah State 65–52 Pacific Jaycee Carroll, Utah State
2006 Pacific 78–70 Long Beach State Johnny Gray, Pacific
2007 Long Beach State 94–83 Cal Poly Aaron Nixon, Long Beach State
2008 Cal State Fullerton 81–66 UC Irvine Josh Akognon, Cal State Fullerton
2009 Cal State Northridge 71–66 (OT) Pacific Rodrigue Mels, Cal State Northridge
2010 UC Santa Barbara 69–64 Long Beach State Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara
2011 UC Santa Barbara 64–56 Long Beach State Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara Honda Center (Anaheim, California)
2012 Long Beach State 77–64 UC Santa Barbara Casper Ware, Long Beach State
2013 Pacific 64–55 UC Irvine Tony Gill, Pacific
2014 Cal Poly 61–59 Cal State Northridge Chris Eversley, Cal Poly
2015 UC Irvine 67–58 Hawaii Will Davis II, UC Irvine
2016 Hawaii 64–60 Long Beach State Aaron Valdes, Hawaii
2017 UC Davis 50–47 UC Irvine Chima Moneke, UC Davis
2018 Cal State Fullerton 71–55 UC Irvine Kyle Allman, Cal State Fullerton
2019 UC Irvine 92–64 Cal State Fullerton Max Hazzard, UC Irvine
2020 Not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 UC Santa Barbara 79–63 UC Irvine JaQuori McLaughlin, UC Santa Barbara Michelob Ultra Arena (Paradise, Nevada)

Performance by SchoolEdit

School Championships Years
UNLV
7
1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991
Utah State
6
1988, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005
Long Beach State
5
1977, 1993, 1995, 2007, 2012
Pacific
5
1979, 1997, 2004, 2006, 2013
UC Santa Barbara
4
2002, 2010, 2011, 2021
Fresno State
3
1981, 1982, 1984
New Mexico State
3
1992, 1994, 1999
Cal State Fullerton
3
1978, 2008, 2018
San Jose State
2
1980, 1996
UC Irvine
2
2015, 2019
San Diego State
1
1976
Cal State Northridge
1
2009
Cal Poly
1
2014
Hawaii
1
2016
UC Davis
1
2017
  • Italics: No longer a conference member

BroadcastersEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Analyst
2021 ESPN2 Dave Feldman Corey Williams
2020 Roxy Bernstein Adrian Branch
2019 Corey Williams
2018 Dave Pasch Caron Butler
2017 Sam Farber Mark Plansky
2016 Dave Pasch Paul Biancardi
2015 Mark Jones Jon Crispin
2014 Miles Simon
2013
2012[2]
2011[3] Todd Harris
2010[4] Dave Flemming Bob Valvano
2009[5] Eric Collins Miles Simon
2008[6] Dave Kaplan
2007[7] Dave Pasch Bob Valvano

RadioEdit

Year Network Play-by-play Analyst
2013 Dial Global Sports Gary Cohen Kyle Macy
2012[8] John Sadak Michael Cage

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2019-08-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)