Valparaiso outguns BYU 92-89 for Heavyweight title

LAS VEGAS — Alec Peters had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Shane Hammink scored 23 points and Valparaiso beat BYU 92-89 on Wednesday night in the championship game of the MGM Grand Main Event’s heavyweight bracket. Hammink was fouled away from the basket with 52 seconds left and he hit two free throws for a…

Pairings announced for 2016 MGM Grand Main Event

LAS VEGAS – Four 20-win teams highlight the fields for the third-annual MGM Grand Main Event tournament, which consists of two four-team brackets to be played November 21-23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Heavyweight Bracket includes Alabama, BYU, Saint Louis and Valparaiso while the Middleweight Bracket will feature Ball State, Coastal…

2015 Men Who Speak Up Main Event announced

LAS VEGAS – NCAA basketball action returns to MGM Grand in Las Vegas (www.mgmgrand.com) with two early season events featuring 10 teams at the 14,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena. The action tips Nov. 23-25, 2015 with the “Men Who Speak Up Main Event,” the second annual tournament featuring eight teams playing on Monday and Wednesday of Thanksgiving…

Oklahoma State tops Tulsa 73-58 for Heavyweight crown

LAS VEGAS — Six games into the season the Oklahoma State basketball team is unbeaten and already has a tournament championship. But that doesn’t mean coach Travis Ford is content. Far from it. After beating in-state rival Tulsa 73-58 to capture the MGM Grand Main Event title Wednesday, Ford emphasized the importance of continuing to…

Milwaukee wins Middleweight belt via tiebreaker

LAS VEGAS (November 26, 2014) – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2-4) nearly pulled off one of its most memorable comeback victories in recent history, but Cody Wichmann’s three-pointer glanced off the rim at the buzzer as Oral Roberts (2-3) picked up a 69-66 victory at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Despite the loss, Milwaukee was declared…