Gulf South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Gulf South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
ConferenceGulf South Conference
Number of teams8
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current championDelta State (6th)
Most championshipsDelta State/North Alabama (6)
Official websiteGSC men's basketball

The Gulf South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the Gulf South Conference. The tournament has been held annually since 1981, it is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records.[1]

The winner, declared conference champion, receives the Gulf South's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship.


Year Champions Score Runner-Up MVP Venue
1981 North Alabama 81–70 Jacksonville State Johnny Buckmon, North Alabama Flowers Hall (Florence, AL)
1982 Livingston 49–47 Tennessee–Martin Will Cotchery, Livingston Pruitt Hall (Livingston, AL)
1983 Jacksonville State 79–74 Valdosta State Robert Spurgeon, Jacksonville St. Pete Mathews Coliseum (Jacksonville, AL)
1984 North Alabama 82–78 Jacksonville State Melvin Allen, Jacksonville St. Flowers Hall (Florence, AL)
1985 Jacksonville State 86–73 Delta State Keith McKeller, Jacksonville St. Pete Mathews Coliseum (Jacksonville, AL)
1986 Delta State 83–66 Jacksonville State Carl Brown, Delta St. Walter Sillers Coliseum (Cleveland, MS)
1987 West Georgia 83–75 Delta State Rodney Roberts, West Georgia UWG Coliseum (Carrollton, GA)
1988 North Alabama 79–75 Troy State Louis Newsome, North Alabama Sartain Hall (Troy, AL)
1989 Jacksonville State 85–74 Livingston Robert Lee Sanders, Jacksonville St. Pete Mathews Coliseum (Jacksonville, AL)
1990 Not held
1991 Not held
1992 Jacksonville State 90–77 Mississippi College Dave Edmond, Jacksonville St. Pete Mathews Coliseum (Jacksonville, AL)
1993 Delta State 72–66 Jacksonville State Todd Mundt, Delta St. Walter Sillers Coliseum (Cleveland, MS)
1994 North Alabama 66–62OT Livingston Curtis Davis, North Alabama A. E. Wood Coliseum (Clinton, MS)
1995 Mississippi College 86–84 Delta State Corey Speech, Mississippi Coll. Flowers Hall (Florence, AL)
1996 North Alabama 80–65 Delta State Corey Williams, North Alabama Walter Sillers Coliseum (Cleveland, MS)
1997 Delta State 75–70 West Georgia Chris Sykes, Delta St. UWG Coliseum (Carrollton, GA)
1998 Delta State 84–65 Central Arkansas Rodney Dean, Central Arkansas Walter Sillers Coliseum (Cleveland, MS)
1999 Henderson State 57–49 Delta State David Lewis, Henderson St. Tex Turner Arena (Harrogate, TN)
2000 Henderson State 67–61 North Alabama Andre Kerr, Henderson St. Walter Sillers Coliseum (Cleveland, MS)
2001 Henderson State 63–53 Delta State Niki Arinze, Henderson St. BancorpSouth Arena (Tupelo, MS)
2002 West Georgia 72–50 Valdosta State Chezley Watson, West Georgia BancorpSouth Arena (Tupelo, MS)
2003 Henderson State 54–39 Alabama–Huntsville Steve Parillon, Henderson St. BancorpSouth Arena (Tupelo, MS)
2004 Montevallo 77–65 West Georgia D. J. Towns, Montevallo BancorpSouth Arena (Tupelo, MS)
2005 Montevallo 72–60 Delta State James Hall, Montevallo BancorpSouth Arena (Tupelo, MS)
2006 Delta State 71–67 Montevallo Jasper Johnson, Delta St. BancorpSouth Arena (Tupelo, MS)
2007 Montevallo 66–62 Henderson State Marcus Kennedy, Montevallo DeSoto Civic Center (Southaven, MS)
2008 Christian Brothers 93–89 Harding Nick Kohs, Christian Brothers DeSoto Civic Center (Southaven, MS)
2009 Arkansas Tech 79–66 Valdosta State Renard Allen, Arkansas Tech DeSoto Civic Center (Southaven, MS)
2010 Arkansas Tech 64–63 Alabama–Huntsville Marcus Pillow, Arkansas Tech DeSoto Civic Center (Southaven, MS)
2011 Harding 80–61 Arkansas Tech Stephen Blake, Harding DeSoto Civic Center (Southaven, MS)
2012 Alabama–Huntsville 58–43 Christian Brothers Josh Magette, Alabama–Huntsville Arena at NWFSC (Niceville, FL)
2013 Christian Brothers 65–62 Valdosta State Trey Casey, Christian Brothers Pete Hanna Center (Birmingham, AL)
2014 North Alabama 79–73 Christian Brothers Rashaun Claiborne, North Alabama Pete Hanna Center (Birmingham, AL)
2015 Alabama–Huntsville 73–68 West Alabama Seab Webster, Alabama–Huntsville Pete Hanna Center (Birmingham, AL)
2016 West Georgia 99–82 Alabama–Huntsville Iakeem Alstin, Alabama–Huntsville Pete Hanna Center (Birmingham, AL)
2017 Alabama–Huntsville 94–91 Valdosta State Seab Webster, Alabama–Huntsville Pete Hanna Center (Birmingham, AL)
2018 West Florida 71–65 Delta State Marvin Jones, West Florida Pete Hanna Center (Birmingham, AL)
2019 Delta State 64-60 Alabama-Huntsville Matthew Wilson, Delta State Pete Hanna Center (Birmingham, AL)

Championship records[edit]

School Finals Record Finals Appearances Years
North Alabama 6–1 7 1981, 1984, 1998, 1994, 1996, 2014
Delta State 6–8 14 1986, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2019
Jacksonville State 4–4 8 1983, 1985, 1989, 1992
Henderson State 4–1 5 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
Alabama–Huntsville 3–4 7 2012, 2015, 2017
West Georgia 3–2 5 1987, 2002, 2016
Montevallo 3–1 4 2004, 2005, 2007
Christian Brothers 2–2 4 2008, 2013
Arkansas Tech 2–1 3 2009, 2010
West Alabama
1–3 4 1982
Harding 1–1 2 2011
Mississippi College 1–1 2 1995
West Florida 1–0 1 2018
Valdosta State 0–5 5
Central Arkansas 0–1 1
(Troy State)
0–1 1
Tennessee–Martin 0–1 1


  1. ^ "Gulf South Conference Men's Basketball History" (PDF). Year-by-year records. Gulf South Conference. 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017.