|The 19 points allowed in
their opening round win over Illini
Central last year is only 2nd best for
the Bombers in tournament history. In the
Bombers' 2010 first round, Macomb only
gave up 18 points to Western.
Macomb has played
in five of the last ten tournament title
games and has won four of them. That is
the hottest tournament streak since
Peoria Bergen won four of five from 1969
ended a two-tournament trophy-less streak
with a 5th place finish in 2013. The last
time Macomb went two consecutive years
without hardware was 1998 & 1997.
Bombers are 25-8 (.758) in the tournament
since 2005 - the best during that stretch
among teams active each of those years.
Matt Buren became the first person to
earn back-to-back tournament MVP honors
since Macomb's Tony Moore won the award
three straight years (1971-73). Moore is
the only player to achieve that feat.
injury brought Buren's tournament to an
early end in 2007 ending a shot at
earning a third-straight MVP.
sophomore, Buren was named the 2005
tournament MVP. He was the first
sophomore to be named MVP since 1987 when
another Bomber, Ty Margenthaler, did so.
Margenthaler was a two-time MVP (1987
Bombers to be named MVP: Rocky Owens
(1979), and Raam Jani (1994).
a tournament mark in 2006 for field goal
percentage after converting on 32 of 44
(72.7%) of his attempts.