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2004-2005 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 1 - 5, 2005
Tournament Champions: Winthrop
Tournament Runner Up: Charleston Southern
Tournament MOP/MVP: Torrell Martin (Winthrop, So.)
All-Tournament Team: Torrell Martin (Winthrop, So.), James Shuler (Winthrop, Jr.), Kurtis Rice (Charleston Southern, Sr.), Terrell Brown (Charleston Southern, Jr.), Jakob Sigurdarson (Birmingham–Southern, Sr.)
Championship Game Venue: Winthrop Coliseum (Rock Hill, SC)
Tournament Attendance: 16,212
Tournament Officials: Roger Ayers, Steve Coleman, Sam Croft, Mike Eades, Duke Edsall, Jerry Heater, William Humes, Jamie Luckie, Ray Natili, Tim Nestor, Mark Schnur, Allen Spainhour
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Kurtis Rice (Charleston Southern, Sr.) (60)
Total Rebounds:Kurtis Rice (Charleston Southern, Sr.) (20), Danny Gathings (High Point, Sr.) (20)
Total Assists:Chris Gaynor (Winthrop, Fr.) (16)
Total Steals:Torrell Martin (Winthrop, So.) (6)
Total Blocks:Billy Houston (Winthrop, Jr.) (6)
Total Minutes:Terrell Brown (Charleston Southern, Jr.) (109)
Total FIC:Kurtis Rice (Charleston Southern, Sr.) (45.4)
Total Fouls:Thomas Harrison (Charleston Southern, Jr.) (10)
Total Turnovers:Kurtis Rice (Charleston Southern, Sr.) (9), Nathan Ball (Charleston Southern, Sr.) (9), James Shuler (Winthrop, Jr.) (9)
Total FGs:Kurtis Rice (Charleston Southern, Sr.) (24)
Total 3PM:Torrell Martin (Winthrop, So.) (9)
Total FTs:Jerry Echenique (High Point, Sr.) (14)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
1 Winthrop 74
8 Coastal Carolina 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Birmingham–Southern 69
5 Radford 40
2 Liberty 60
7 Charleston Southern 66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 North Carolina-Asheville 93
6 High Point 98
Semifinals
 
 
1 Winthrop 78
4 Birmingham–Southern 64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 High Point 55
7 Charleston Southern 58
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Winthrop 68
7 Charleston Southern 46

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
8 Coastal Carolina 10  18  35.71% 43.75%
7 Charleston Southern 11  16  40.74% 43.75%
6 High Point 12  17  41.38% 43.75%
2 Liberty 13  14  48.15% 11  68.75%
3 North Carolina-Asheville 11  16  40.74% 50.00%
5 Radford 12  14  46.15% 43.75%
1 Winthrop 24  82.76% 15  93.75%
4 Birmingham–Southern 15  13  53.57% 43.75%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 1, 2005
#7 Charleston Southern (W) #2 Liberty (L) 66-60 Vines Center PTS: 21. Larry Blair
REB: 8. Leo Lightbourne
AST: 6. Brian Woodson
PTS: 24. Kurtis Rice
REB: 6. Jovan Jegdic
AST: 5. Donnell Covington
Mar 1, 2005
#8 Coastal Carolina (L) #1 Winthrop (W) 62-74 Winthrop Coliseum PTS: 19. James Shuler
REB: 5. James Shuler
AST: 8. James Shuler
PTS: 25. Jack Leasure
REB: 6. Clint Nagel
AST: 4. Pele Paelay
Mar 1, 2005
#6 High Point (W) #3 North Carolina-Asheville (L) 98-93 Justice Center PTS: 23. Steven Rush
REB: 11. Chad Mohn
AST: 7. Bryan McCullough
PTS: 22. Jerry Echenique
REB: 10. Arizona Reid
AST: 8. Landon Quick
Mar 1, 2005
#5 Radford (L) #4 Birmingham–Southern (W) 40-69 Bill Battle Coliseum PTS: 12. Arnold Gore
REB: 7. Shema Mbyirukira
AST: 3. Jakob Sigurdarson
PTS: 15. Andre Bynum
REB: 6. Andre Bynum
AST: 3. Andre Bynum
Mar 3, 2005
#4 Birmingham–Southern (L) #1 Winthrop (W) 64-78 Winthrop Coliseum PTS: 25. Torrell Martin
REB: 8. Torrell Martin
AST: 6. Chris Gaynor
PTS: 16. Jakob Sigurdarson
REB: 5. Shema Mbyirukira
AST: 3. Thomas Viglianco
Mar 3, 2005
#7 Charleston Southern (W) #6 High Point (L) 58-55 Millis Athletic Convocation Center PTS: 12. Zione White
REB: 12. Danny Gathings
AST: 4. Akeem Scott
PTS: 19. Kurtis Rice
REB: 10. Kurtis Rice
AST: 3. Kurtis Rice
Mar 5, 2005
#7 Charleston Southern (L) #1 Winthrop (W) 46-68 Winthrop Coliseum PTS: 16. Craig Bradshaw
REB: 9. Torrell Martin
AST: 5. Chris Gaynor
PTS: 17. Kurtis Rice
REB: 5. Kurtis Rice
AST: 5. Donnell Covington