March Madness is right around the corner, which means college basketball's conference tournament season is here! One of the biggest getting underway in the second week of march is the Big March Conference Tournament.
Here's everything NCAA basketball fans and bettors need to know about the 2022 Big West Conference Tournament.
Big West Tournament Schedule, Dates & Location
The 2022 Big West Conference Tournament will tip off with its first game at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8.
The tournament will be held at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada.
Big West Tournament Schedule
- Tuesday, March 8: First Round
- Thursday, March 10: Quarterfinals
- Friday, March 11: Semifinals
- Saturday, March 12: Championship Game
Big West Tournament Odds
Here are the odds for each team to win the Big West tournament from FanDuel Sportsbook.
1. UC Irvine (+280)
2. Cal Santa Barbara (+410)
3. Long Beach State (+480)
4. Hawaii (+500)
5. CS Fullerton (+700)
6. Cal Riverside (+700)
7. UC Davis (+1400)
8. CS Bakersfield (+5000)
9. Cal Poly SLO (+22000)
10. CS Northridge (+27000)
Big West Tournament Bracket
The Duel has created a printable Big West Conference Tournament Bracket which can be found at this link.
Big West Tournament Prediction
There's really no reason to go against the chalk here. UC Irvine has played in each of the last four Big West Tournament title games and secured a March Madness berth back in 2019. The Anteaters finished just 9-5 in conference play, but ended the season with the fewest overall losses (9).
Head coach Russell Turner has always been defensive-minded and UC Irvine tied for 10th in the country this season in points allowed per game (60.6). The Anteaters also possess elite perimeter defense and allowed the lowest opponent three-point percentage in the NCAA (25.4%).
Forward Collin Welp has paced the Anteaters this year on the court, averaging 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 86.2% from the free throw line. While UC Irvine will have to step up to get by Long Bech State in the semifinals, it's hard to pass up betting on them at plus odds.
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