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Big West Basketball Tournament Bracket, Standings, Schedule and Breakdown

Big West basketball was a tale of two extremes this college basketball season. The conference features seven teams with a record of over .500. On the flip side, three teams finished with less than three wins in conference and less than eight wins overall. Long Beach State led the way in the Big West basketball standings, with a 12-3 record in conference with an 18-11 overall record. The only Big West team that was featured in the mid-major Top-25 was UC-Irvine with a 15-9 record. UC San Diego is ineligible to compete for the Big West title or postseason events until the 2024-25 season, due to reclassification. Their conference games were not recorded. The following contains the Big West Tournament bracket and schedule, as well as a preview of what we can expect to see.


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Big West Basketball Standings

SchoolConf. RecordOverall RecordSeed
Long Beach State12-318-111 Seed
CSU Fullerton11-418-102 Seed
Hawaii10-516-103 Seed
UC Irvine9-515-94 Seed
UC Santa Barbara8-516-105 Seed
UC Riverside9-616-116 Seed
UC Davis5-612-107 Seed
CSU Northridge3-137-228 Seed
CSU Bakersfield2-127-189 Seed
Cal Poly2-127-2010 Seed
UC San Diego0-013-16N/A

Big West Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 8, 10-12
TV Schedule: ESPN+ (First Round, Quarterfinals, Semifinals), ESPN2 (Championship)
Venue: Dollar Loan Center – Henderson, NV
Byes: Top 6 seeds receive single bye
Defending Champion: UC Santa Barbara

Big West Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (7) UC Davis 63, (10) Cal Poly 53
  • (9) CSU Bakersfield 58, (8) CSU Northridge 45

Quarterfinals

  • (1) Long Beach State 72, (9) CSU Bakersfield 61
  • (2) CSU Fullerton 73, (7) UC Davis 55
  • (3) Hawaii 68, (6) UC Riverside 67
  • (5) UC Santa Barbara 78, (4) UC Irvine 69

Semifinals

  • (1) Long Beach State 67, (5) UC Santa Barbara 64
  • (2) CSU Fullerton 58, (3) Hawaii 46

Championship

  • (2) CSU Fullerton 72, (1) Long Beach State 71

CSU Fullerton advances to NCAA Tournament


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Long Beach State Big West Basketball standings tournament bracket college basketball
Credit: Long Beach State Athletics

Big West Basketball Breakdown

Last year’s Big West Tournament went pretty much as planned as the only two upsets in the tournament were in the first round. UC Santa Barbara entered the 2021 tournament as the one seed and won every game by eight or more points. In fact, the closest game last year for UC Santa Barbara was against Long Beach State, which enters this year’s tournament as the one seed. The 49ers excel at scoring the ball, scoring 74.3 points per game. Their best attribute is their ability to get to and convert on free throws. They rank ninth in the country on free throw attempts per game and eighth on free throw makes per game.

The school that has the biggest task of knocking off the 49ers is CSU Fullerton. The Titans feature five players who average over eight points per game. Although the Titans don’t specialize in anything in particular, they do rank 47th in the country in limiting their opponents’ free throw attempts and thus their conversions as well to 10.3 per game.

The preseason poll for the Big West was all over the place. The projected winner, UC Santa Barbara finished fifth in the conference. The projected last-place team, CSU Northridge finished eighth. The biggest overachiever in relation to the preseason poll was Long Beach State, which was projected to finish eighth. The biggest underachiever in relation to the preseason poll was UC Santa Barbara.

Odds to Win the Big West Tournament

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SCHOOLODDS
UC Irvine+225
UC Santa Barbara+350
Long Beach State+500
UC Riverside+650
Hawaii+700
Cal State Fullerton+700
UC Davis+2800
CSU Bakersfield+6000
Cal Poly+10000
CSUN+27500

Team Stats | 2022 Big West Basketball Tournament

(1) Long Beach State 49ers

NET Ranking: 158 (No. 4 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 153 (No. 4 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 104.0 (169)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 102.8 (162)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +.53 (139)

(2) Cal State Fullerton Titans

NET Ranking: 171 (No. 6 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 168 (No. 5 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 104.8 (148)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 104.4 (194)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -3.06 (225)

(3) Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

NET Ranking: 162 (No. 5 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 152 (No. 3 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 103.6 (177)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 102.5 (151)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -3.98 (252)

(4) UC Irvine Anteaters

NET Ranking: 123 (No. 1 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 121 (No. 1 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 99.7 (253)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 95.5 (36)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +0.37 (142)

(5) UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

NET Ranking: 140 (No. 2 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 130 (No. 2 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 105.3 (142)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 102.1 (145)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -5.42 (286)

(6) UC Riverside Highlanders

NET Ranking: 157 (No. 3 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 171 (No. 6 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 100.9 (227)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 101.1 (126)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -1.95 (198)

(7) UC Davis Aggies

NET Ranking: 213 (No. 8 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 212 (No. 7 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 99.8 (252)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 102.9 (164)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -5.19 (281)

(8) CSU Northridge Matadors

NET Ranking: 320 (No. 11 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 330 (No. 11 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 95.9 (317)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 110.7 (304)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.52 (157)

(9) CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners

NET Ranking: 285 (No. 9 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 275 (No. 9 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 99.3 (259)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 108.5 (276)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.86 (164)

(10) Cal Poly Mustangs

NET Ranking: 303 (No. 10 in Big West)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 300 (No. 10 in Big West)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 94.3 (332)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 106.3 (235)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -2.32 (203)



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