Men's Basketball Tournament Presented By MemorialCare Matchups In Place
Links associated with this release:
2018 Big West Men's Basketball Tournament Page
2018 Big West Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket
The eight-team bracket for the 2018 Big West Men's Basketball Tournament presented by MemorialCare is set. Four quarterfinal games will be played on Thursday, March 8 at Honda Center.
The quarterfinals schedule is as follows:
FOX SPORTS WEST, FOX COLLEGE SPORTS PACIFIC, FoxSportsGo.com
No. 8 UC Riverside vs. No. 1 UC Davis – Noon
No. 5 Long Beach State vs. No. 4 Cal State Fullerton – 2:30 p.m.
PRIME TICKET, FOX COLLEGE SPORTS PACIFIC, FoxSportsGo.com
No. 6 Hawai‘i vs. No. 3 UC Irvine – 6:00 p.m.
No. 7 Cal Poly vs. No. 2 UC Santa Barbara – 8:30 p.m.
UC Davis is the defending tournament champion, and looks to become the first repeat winner since UC Santa Barbara in 2010 and 2011. Since the Gaucho back-to-back, six different schools have hoisted the championship trophy at Honda Center: Long Beach State (2012), Pacific (2013), Cal Poly (2014), UC Irvine (2015), Hawai‘i (2016) and UC Davis (2017).
The Aggies secured the No. 1 seed with their second Big West regular season championship in four years following Saturday's thrilling double-overtime victory, 90-84, at UC Irvine.
The quarterfinals are live on Fox College Sports Pacific, FoxSportsGo.com and Fox Sports Go app. Fox Sports West will also carry the first two quarterfinal games live. The 6:00 p.m. Hawai‘i vs. UC Irvine game will air tape delayed on Prime Ticket, following the 8:30 p.m. live telecast of UC Santa Barbara vs. Cal Poly.
The bracket will be reseeded following the quarterfinal round. The highest remaining seeded team will face the lowest remaining seeded team in one semifinal on Friday, March 9. The other two quarterfinal winners will battle no earlier than 9:00 p.m.
ESPN3 will stream both games live. ESPNU will air the first semifinal game on a delayed basis. It will air following the conclusion of the second semifinal, which will be carried live on ESPNU.
The championship game is scheduled for Saturday, March 10 at 9:00 p.m. live on ESPN2. The winner will earn the Big West's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Westwood One will also provide a national broadcast of Saturday's final that may be heard on several platforms – on regular radio stations across the country, on the Westwood One Channels via the TuneIn mobile app and streamed online for free at westwoodonesports.com. The game will also be available on Sirius XM satellite at channel 83 (also channel 83 on XM).
More information, including schedules and ticket prices for the 43rd annual Big West Men's Basketball Tournament presented by MemorialCare, can be found at the link above.