2015 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 4–7 at Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.[1]

2015 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams8
SiteNashville Municipal Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
ChampionsBelmont (2nd title)
Winning coachRick Byrd (2nd title)
MVPTaylor Barnette (Belmont)
TelevisionOVCDN/ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPN2
2014–15 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
East
Belmont115 .688  2211  .667
Eastern Kentucky115 .688  2112  .636
Morehead State106 .625  1717  .500
Jacksonville State511 .313  1219  .387
Tennessee Tech412 .250  1218  .400
Tennessee State214 .125  526  .161
West
Murray State160 1.000  296  .829
UT Martin106 .625  2113  .618
Eastern Illinois97 .563  1815  .545
SIU Edwardsville88 .500  1216  .429
Southeast Missouri St.79 .438  1317  .433
Austin Peay313 .188  822  .267
2015 OVC tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Format

The OVC tournament was an eight-team tournament with the third and fourth seeds receiving a first round bye and the two divisional winners receiving byes through to the semifinals.

The top team in each division, based on conference winning percentage, automatically earned a berth into the tournament. The next six teams with the highest conference winning percentage also earned a bid, regardless of division. The No. 1 seed went to the divisional winner with the higher conference winning percentage, while the No. 2 seed automatically went to the other divisional winner. The remaining six teams were seeded 3–8 by conference winning percentage, regardless of division.

Seeds

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Murray State 16–0 26–4
2 Eastern Kentucky 11–5 19–10
3 Belmont 11–5 19–10
4 Tennessee–Martin 10–6 18–11
5 Morehead State 10–6 15–16
6 Eastern Illinois 9–7 16–13
7 SIU Edwardsville 8–8 12–15
8 Southeast Missouri State 7–9 13–16

Bracket

First round
Wednesday, March 4
OVCDN
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 5
OVCDN
Semifinals
Friday, March 6
ESPNU
Championship
Saturday, March 7
ESPN2
     
             
             
          1 Murray State 80  
          5 Morehead State 77  
        4 Tennessee–Martin 65  
5 Morehead State 79     5 Morehead State 76  
8 SE Missouri State 74       1 Murray State 87
          3 Belmont 88
             
             
          2 Eastern Kentucky 52  
          3 Belmont 53  
        3 Belmont 97      
6 Eastern Illinois 78     6 Eastern Illinois 64      
7 SIU Edwardsville 66  

See also

  • 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

References

  1. "Ohio Valley Conference Concludes 2012 Spring Meetings". www.ovcsports.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
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