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2022 Big West Conference Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Odds: UC Irvine the Favorite in Wide Open Conference

2022 Big West Conference Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Odds: UC Irvine the Favorite in Wide Open Conference article feature image
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The Big West is set to tip-off its conference tournament on Tuesday, March 8, and it’s sure to provide plenty of drama.

There are no dominant teams in the Big West, which means there is plenty of parody and a handful of teams that can make a run and go dancing in March.

UC Irvine is the favorite to win the tournament at +280 despite entering as the No. 4 seed in the conference.

The regular season conference winner, Long Beach State, has the third-highest odds at +480. Cal Santa Barbara rounds out the top three at +410. There are six times with odds at +700 or higher.

Is the Big West primed for a team to come out of nowhere and make a run? Our expert previews the tournament here. Read more about the schedule, odds and past champions below.

2022 Big West Tournament Bracket

2022 big west tournament bracket

2022 Big West Tournament Schedule

The Big West Tournament kicks things off on Tuesday, March 8 at the Dollar Loan Center Arena in Henderson, Nev.

It will run through Saturday night with the championship at 11:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

All times ET.

Game Time
8. CSU Northridge vs. 9. CSU Bakersfield Tues, 9 pm
7. UC Davis vs. 10. Cal Poly Tues, 11:30 pm
G1 Winner vs. 1. Long Beach State Thurs, 3 pm
4. UC Irvine vs. 5. UC Santa Barbara Thurs, 5:30 pm
G2 Winner vs. 2. CSU Fullerton Thurs, 9 pm
3. Hawaii vs. 6. UC Riverside Thurs, 9:30 pm
Semifinal 1 Fri, 9 pm
Semifinal 2 Fri, 11:30 pm
Final Sat, 11:30 pm

Pre-Tournament Odds

Odds via PointsBet

Team Odds
UC Irvine +275
UC Santa Barbara +400
Long Beach State +425
Hawaii +550
CS Fullerton +600
UC Riverside +650
UC Davis +1600
CS Bakersfield +5000
Cal Poly +15000
CS Northridge +20000

Past Winners

Year Winner
2000 Utah State
2001 Utah State
2002 UCSB
2003 Utah State
2004 Pacific
2005 Utah State
2006 Pacific
2007 Long Beach State
2008 CSU Fullerton
2009 CSU Northridge
2010 UCSB
2011 UCSB
2012 Long Beach State
2013 Pacific
2014 Cal Poly
2015 UC Irvine
2016 Hawaii
2017 UC Davis
2018 CSU Fullerton
2019 UC Irvine
2020 N/A
2021 UCSB

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