MWC Tournament Seeding gives us Round One NCAA Tournament elimination game


After the regular season concluded last night, the Mountain West Tournament bracket was set. BYU and San Diego State shared the Regular Season Conference Championship, but BYU held the tiebreaker and receives the #1 seed. UNLV checks in at the #3 seed after their road throttling of Utah. Colorado State and New Mexico are the 3 and 5 seeds, respectively. Air Force owns the 6 seed, Utah owns the 7 seed, and Wyoming will play TCU in the play-in game as the 8 and 9 seeds, respectively.

To see the bracket picture released by the Mountain West, click here.

If you don't want to go to another page, or can't, then I'll explain the process here, after the jump.

To keep things easy to understand, each game will have a name (Such as, Game #1).

Play-in Game/First Round
Game Name Game Date Time T.V.
Play-in Game Wyoming vs. TCU Wednesday, March 9th 2:00 P.M. PT The Mtn.
Game #1 BYU vs. (Play-in winner) Thursday, March 10th 12:00 P.M. PT The Mtn.
Game #2 Colorado State vs. New Mexico Thursday, March 10th 2:30 P.M. PT The Mtn. & CBSC
Game #3 San Diego State vs. Utah Thursday, March 10th 6:00 P.M. PT The Mtn.
Game #4 UNLV vs. Air Force Thursday, March 10th 8:30 P.M. PT The Mtn. & CBSC

 

Two of the first round games on Thursday will be a simulcast of The Mtn. by CBS College. That way you can see Colorado State vs. New Mexico or UNLV vs. Air Force even if you don't have The Mtn. (Not that you would want to to stay up until 8:30 P.M. PT to watch UNLV play Air Force).

Second Round
Game Name Game Date Time T.V.
Game #5 (Game #1 Winner) vs. (Game #2 Winner) Friday, March 11th 6:00 P.M. PT CBSC
Game #6 (Game #3 Winner) vs. (Game #4 Winner) Friday, March 11th 8:30 P.M. PT CBSC

 I'm not sure why the Mountain West has decided to make their games so late. People in the Eastern and Central time zones simply are not going to stay up past midnight to watch a Mountain West team that they haven't been able to see all season long.

Championship
Game Name Game Date Time T.V.
Game #7 (Game #5 winner) vs. (Game #6 Winner) Saturday, March 12th 4:00 P.M. PT Versus

So in the first round, we actually have a important game that should turn out to be really good. Colorado State plays New Mexico and the winner gets their chance at BYU. If the winner can upset BYU, then they most likely will be in the NCAA Tournament.

 

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