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||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).
|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.
|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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