Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2008-2009 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 7 - 11, 2009
Champions:#2 Portland State
Runner-Up:#6 Montana State
MVP/MOP:Jeremiah Dominguez (Portland State, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team:Branden Johnson (Montana State, Jr.), Will Bynum (Montana State, Jr.), Divaldo Mbunga (Montana State, Sr.), Andre Murray (Portland State, Sr.), Julius Thomas (Portland State, Jr.), Jeremiah Dominguez (Portland State, Sr.)
Championship Venue:Dee Events Center (Ogden, UT)
Attendance:17,095
Officials:Kevin Cutler, Ty Elkin, Michael Houston, Michael Irving, Ruben Ramos, Chris Rastatter, Bob Scofield, Scott Twardoski, John Weeks

2008-2009 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Branden Johnson (Montana State, Jr.) (41)
Total Rebounds:Divaldo Mbunga (Montana State, Sr.) (31)
Total Assists:Jeremiah Dominguez (Portland State, Sr.) (9), Will Bynum (Montana State, Jr.) (9)
Total Steals:Donnie Carson (Idaho State, Jr.) (5)
Total Blocks:Divaldo Mbunga (Montana State, Sr.) (9)
Total Minutes:Erik Rush (Montana State, So.) (102), Will Bynum (Montana State, Jr.) (102)
Total FIC:Divaldo Mbunga (Montana State, Sr.) (43.8)
Total Fouls:Branden Johnson (Montana State, Jr.) (10), Divaldo Mbunga (Montana State, Sr.) (10)
Total Turnovers:Divaldo Mbunga (Montana State, Sr.) (8), Will Bynum (Montana State, Jr.) (8)
Total FGs:Divaldo Mbunga (Montana State, Sr.) (16)
Total 3PM:Branden Johnson (Montana State, Jr.) (8)
Total FTs:Erik Rush (Montana State, So.) (12)

2008-2009 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
3 Montana 54
6 Montana State 56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Idaho State 67
5 Northern Colorado 60
Semifinals
 
 
1 Weber State 61
6 Montana State 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Portland State 61
4 Idaho State 53
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Portland State 79
6 Montana State 77

2008-2009 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 Weber State 21  70.00% 15  93.75%
2 Portland State 22  70.97% 11  68.75%
3 Montana 17  12  58.62% 11  68.75%
4 Idaho State 13  19  40.63% 56.25%
5 Northern Colorado 14  18  43.75% 50.00%
6 Montana State 15  16  48.39% 10  37.50%

*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

2008-2009 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 7, 2009 #5 Northern Colorado (L) #4 Idaho State (W) 60-67 Holt Arena PTS: 20. Matt Stucki
REB: 7. Austin Kilpatrick
AST: 4. Austin Kilpatrick
PTS: 14. John Pena
REB: 9. Mike Proctor
AST: 3. Will Figures
Mar 7, 2009 #6 Montana State (W) #3 Montana (L) 56-54 Dahlberg Arena PTS: 19. Anthony Johnson
REB: 6. Jordan Hasquet
AST: 4. Anthony Johnson
PTS: 15. Will Bynum
REB: 11. Divaldo Mbunga
AST: 5. Will Bynum
Mar 10, 2009 #6 Montana State (W) #1 Weber State (L) 70-61 Dee Events Center PTS: 16. Kellen McCoy
REB: 8. Trevor Morris
AST: 3. Kellen McCoy
PTS: 16. Branden Johnson
REB: 10. Divaldo Mbunga
AST: 3. Divaldo Mbunga
Mar 10, 2009 #4 Idaho State (L) #2 Portland State (W) 53-61 Dee Events Center PTS: 21. Andre Murray
REB: 7. Andre Murray
AST: 4. Jeremiah Dominguez
PTS: 16. Lucas Steijn
REB: 9. Amorrow Morgan
AST: 4. Amorrow Morgan
Mar 11, 2009 #6 Montana State (L) #2 Portland State (W) 77-79 Dee Events Center PTS: 22. Jeremiah Dominguez
REB: 5. Andre Murray
AST: 5. Jeremiah Dominguez
PTS: 20. Divaldo Mbunga
REB: 10. Divaldo Mbunga
AST: 6. Marquis Navarre