The CAA, otherwise known as the Colonial Athletic Association, holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The conference features 10 teams, including Charleston, Delaware, Drexel, Elon, Hofstra, James Madison, Northeastern, UNC Wilmington, Towson and William & Mary.

The CAA men’s basketball championship begins March 7 and runs through March 10.

The CAA started its conference tournament championships in 1980. The conference was known as the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South from 1979 to 1985.

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Read below for a list of past champions.

2019: NORTHEASTERN

Northeastern won the CAA title in 2019. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Northeastern won the CAA title in 2019. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Northeastern won its second CAA title in 2019. The Huskies defeated Hofstra, 82-74. Vasa Pusica was awarded the MVP.

2018: CHARLESTON

Charleston bounced back in 2018 and defeated Northeastern for the CAA title. Grant Riller was named MVP of the tournament.

2017: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington won its sixth CAA title. The Seahawks defeated Charleston, 78-69. C.J. Bryce won the MVP award.

2016: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington defeated Hofstra, 80-73, in overtime in 2016. Chris Flemmings was given the MVP award.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2015: NORTHEASTERN

Northeastern defeated William & Mary, 72-61. The Tribe remained winless in the CAA title game. Northeastern’s Quincy Ford was named MVP.

2014: DELAWARE

Delaware won its first CAA title in 2014. The Blue Hens defeated William & Mary, 75-74. Jarvis Threatt won the MVP of the tournament.

2013: JAMES MADISON

James Madison defeated Northeastern, 70-57, in 2013. The Dukes’ A.J. Davis won the MVP award of the tournament.

2012: VCU

VCU narrowly defeated Drexel for its fifth CAA title in 2012. Darius Theus won the MVP award.

2011: OLD DOMINION

The Monarchs won back-to-back titles in 2011. They defeated VCU, 70-65. Frank Hassell won the MVP award.

2010: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion was holding up the CAA title in 2010. The Monarchs defeated William & Mary, 60-53. Gerald Lee won the MVP award.

2009: VCU

Eric Maynor won two conference titles with VCU. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Eric Maynor won two conference titles with VCU. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

VCU won its second title in three seasons in 2009. Eric Maynor led the Rams to a 71-50 victory over George Mason. Maynor won his second MVP award.

2008: GEORGE MASON

George Mason bounced back in 2008 and defeated William & Mary, 68-59. Folarin Campbell won the MVP award.

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

2007: VCU

VCU and Eric Maynor won the CAA title in 2007. The Rams defeated George Mason, 65-59. Maynor was named MVP.

2006: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington defeated Hofstra, 78-67, in 2006. T.J. Carter was named MVP.

2005: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion defeated VCU in overtime, 73-66. Alex Loughton was named MVP of the tournament.

2004: VCU

VCU edged out George Mason in 2004, 55-54. Domonic Jones was awarded the MVP.

2003: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington won its third title in four years. The Seahawks defeated Drexel, 70-62. Brett Blizzard became the first person to win three MVP awards.

2002: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington started a decent run in the CAA starting in 2002. The Seahawks defeated VCU, 66-51. Brett Blizzard was award the tournament’s MVP award.

2001: GEORGE MASON

George Mason defeated UNC Wilmington in one of the lowest-scoring championship games in 2001. The Patriots knocked off the Seahawks, 35-33. Erik Herring was named MVP.

2000: UNC WILMINGTON

UNC Wilmington had a 10-point victory over Richmond in 2000, 57-47. Brett Blizzard was awarded MVP.

1999: GEORGE MASON

George Mason defeated Old Dominion, 63-58. George Evans was named MVP.

1998: RICHMOND

Richmond defeated UNC Wilmington, 79-64. Daryl Oliver was named MVP.

1997: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion captured another CAA title in 1997. The Monarchs defeated James Madison, 62-57. Odell Hodge was awarded the MVP.

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1996: VCU

VCU won its first CAA title in 1996. The Rams defeated UNC Wilmington, 46-43. Bernard Hopkins was named MVP of the tournament.

1995: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion won the CAA title in 1995. The Monarchs defeated James Madison, 80-75. Petey Sessoms was awarded the MVP.

1994: JAMES MADISON

James Madison edged Old Dominion in 1994, 77-76. Odell Hodge, of Old Dominion, was awarded the MVP. He was the first player to win the award on the runner-up team.

1993: EAST CAROLINA

East Carolina won its first championship in 1993. The Pirates defeated James Madison, 54-49. Lester Lyons was named the MVP.

1992: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion got back to the podium in 1992. The Monarchs defeated James Madison, 78-73. Ricardo Leonard was named MVP.

1991: RICHMOND

Richmond won its fourth title in 1991. They defeated George Mason, 81-78. Jim Shields won the MVP award.

1990: RICHMOND

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson was a star at Richmond. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson was a star at Richmond. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Richmond won title No. 3 in 1990. The Spiders defeated James Madison, 77-72. Kenny Atkinson, the future coach of the Brooklyn Nets, was named MVP.

1989: GEORGE MASON

George Mason and UNC Wilmington took the 1989 championship to overtime. The Patriots ended up the victors, 78-72. Kenny Sanders was named tournament MVP.

1988: RICHMOND

Richmond narrowly defeated George Mason in 1988, 73-70. Peter Wollfolk was named tournament MVP.

1987: NAVY

Navy won third consecutive championships in 1987. They defeated UNC Wilmington, 53-50. David Robinson won a second tournament MVP award.

1986: NAVY

Navy won back-to-back titles in 1986 and became the first repeat champion. David Robinson led the Midshipmen over George Mason, 72-61. Robinson won the MVP award.

1985: NAVY

Navy won the title in 1985. They defeated Richmond, 85-76. Vernon Butler won the MVP award.

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

1984: RICHMOND

Richmond captured its first conference title in 1984. The Spiders defeated Navy, 74-55. Johnny Newman was awarded MVP of the tournament.

1983: JAMES MADSON

The Dukes tied Old Dominion with their second title. James Madison defeated William & Mary, 58-57. Derek Steele was named MVP.

1982: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion would win its second ECAC South title in 1982. The Monarchs edged James Madison, 58-57. Mark West won his second MVP award.

1981: JAMES MADISON

James Madison defeated Richmond, 69-60, the next season. Charles Fisher was named the MVP.

1980: OLD DOMINION

Old Dominion came away with the first conference title when it was known as the ECAC South in 1980. They defeated Navy, 62-51. Mark West was named the MVP.

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