Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2005-2006 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2006
Champions:#1 Murray State
Runner-Up:#2 Samford
MVP/MOP:Pearson Griffith (Murray State, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team:Pearson Griffith (Murray State, Sr.), Courtney Bradley (Jacksonville State, Jr.), J. Robert Merritt (Samford, Sr.), Trey Pearson (Murray State, Jr.), Travis Peterson (Samford, So.), Shawn Witherspoon (Murray State, Jr.)
Championship Venue:Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Patrick Adams, JB Caldwell, Kyle Chambers, Rick Crawford, Eric Dalen, Mike Eades, Tim Gattis, Tony Greene, John Hampton, Jeb Hartness, Kevin Mathis, Gary Maxwell, Brett Miles, Antonio Petty, Brian Shey, Doug Shows, Doug Sirmons, Jeff Smith, Bert Smith, James Williams

2005-2006 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:J. Robert Merritt (Samford, Sr.) (65)
Total Rebounds:Shawn Witherspoon (Murray State, Jr.) (28)
Total Assists:Walker Russell (Jacksonville State, Sr.) (16)
Total Steals:Trey Pearson (Murray State, Jr.) (8)
Total Blocks:Pearson Griffith (Murray State, Sr.) (11)
Total Minutes:J. Robert Merritt (Samford, Sr.) (119)
Total FIC:Shawn Witherspoon (Murray State, Jr.) (46.1)
Total Fouls:Curtis West (Samford, So.) (13)
Total Turnovers:Milone Clark (Tennessee Tech, Sr.) (8), Justin Orr (Murray State, So.) (8)
Total FGs:J. Robert Merritt (Samford, Sr.) (18), Courtney Bradley (Jacksonville State, Jr.) (18)
Total 3PM:J. Robert Merritt (Samford, Sr.) (16)
Total FTs:Jerry Smith (Samford, Jr.) (14)

2005-2006 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
1 Murray State 65
8 Tennessee-Martin 52
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Jacksonville State 86
5 Eastern Kentucky 59
3 Tennessee Tech 78
6 Austin Peay 74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Samford 78
7 Tennessee State 67
Semifinals
 
 
1 Murray State 69
4 Jacksonville State 64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Samford 73
3 Tennessee Tech 66
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Murray State 74
2 Samford 57

2005-2006 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 Murray State 23  79.31% 17  85.00%
2 Samford 20  10  66.67% 14  70.00%
3 Tennessee Tech 19  12  61.29% 13  65.00%
4 Jacksonville State 16  13  55.17% 12  60.00%
5 Eastern Kentucky 13  16  44.83% 11  55.00%
6 Austin Peay 17  14  54.84% 11  55.00%
7 Tennessee State 13  15  46.43% 11  55.00%
8 Tennessee-Martin 13  15  46.43% 11  45.00%

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

2005-2006 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Feb 28, 2006 #6 Austin Peay (L) #3 Tennessee Tech (W) 74-78 Eblen Center PTS: 18. Milone Clark
REB: 10. Jonathan Jones
AST: 4. Belton Rivers
PTS: 16. Drake Reed
REB: 8. Zac Schlader
AST: 7. Derek Wright
Feb 28, 2006 #8 Tennessee-Martin (L) #1 Murray State (W) 52-65 CFSB Center PTS: 20. Darnell Hopkins
REB: 7. Shawn Witherspoon
AST: 6. Keith Jenifer
PTS: 16. Jared Newson
REB: 12. Jared Newson
AST: 1. Jared Newson
Feb 28, 2006 #7 Tennessee State (L) #2 Samford (W) 67-78 Seibert Hall PTS: 22. J. Robert Merritt
REB: 8. Jerry Smith
AST: 9. Jerry Smith
PTS: 20. Reiley Ervin
REB: 6. Wayne Arnold
AST: 4. Reiley Ervin
Feb 28, 2006 #5 Eastern Kentucky (L) #4 Jacksonville State (W) 59-86 Pete Mathews Coliseum PTS: 25. Courtney Bradley
REB: 11. Walker Russell
AST: 11. Walker Russell
PTS: 15. Matt Witt
REB: 6. Darnell Dialls
AST: 3. Matt Witt
Mar 2, 2006 #3 Tennessee Tech (L) #2 Samford (W) 66-73 Bridgestone Arena PTS: 18. Jerry Smith
REB: 8. J. Robert Merritt
AST: 5. Travis Peterson
PTS: 20. Anthony Fisher
REB: 13. Milone Clark
AST: 3. Anthony Fisher
Mar 2, 2006 #4 Jacksonville State (L) #1 Murray State (W) 64-69 Bridgestone Arena PTS: 14. Shawn Witherspoon
REB: 7. Shawn Witherspoon
AST: 3. Justin Orr
PTS: 18. Courtney Bradley
REB: 9. Dorien Brown
AST: 5. Walker Russell
Mar 3, 2006 #2 Samford (L) #1 Murray State (W) 57-74 Bridgestone Arena PTS: 15. Trey Pearson
REB: 14. Shawn Witherspoon
AST: 4. Keith Jenifer
PTS: 26. J. Robert Merritt
REB: 7. J. Robert Merritt
AST: 4. Randall Gulina