2000 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2000 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 8–11 at Dahlberg Arena at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.[1]

2000 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
SiteDahlberg Arena
Missoula, MT
ChampionsNorthern Arizona (2nd title)
Winning coachMike Adras (1st title)
MVPRoss Land (Northern Arizona)

Northern Arizona defeated Cal State Northridge in the championship game, 85–81, to win their second Big Sky men's basketball tournament title. It was NAU's second title in three years.

The Lumberjacks, in turn, received an automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Tournament. No other Big Sky members were invited this year.


No new teams were added to the Big Sky prior to the 1999–2000 season, leaving total membership at nine.

No changes were made to the existing tournament format. Only the top six teams from the regular season conference standings were invited to the tournament. The two top teams were given byes into the semifinals while the third- through sixth-seeded teams were placed and paired into the preliminary quarterfinal round. Following the quarterfinals, the two victorious teams were re-seeded for the semifinal round, with the lowest-seeded remaining team paired with the tournament's highest seed and vis-versa for the other.


Wednesday, March 8
Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 10
Saturday, March 11
  3 Northern Arizona 77 1 Montana 65  
  6 Portland State 75 4 Cal State Northridge 76    
      4 Cal State Northridge 81
      3 Northern Arizona 85
  4 Cal State Northridge 73 2 Eastern Washington 65    
  5 Weber State 68 3 Northern Arizona 82  

See also


  1. "1999-00 Big Sky Conference Season Summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
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