The semifinals are set for the 2014 Mountain West conference tournament, and the four teams that most people thought would be there are all participating. Those are UNLV, San Diego State, New Mexico and six-seeded Boise State.
San Diego State and New Mexico have been playing extremely well in this tournament by blowing out their first two opponents. Boise State has improved their play and blew out San Jose State and then pulled away from Nevada in the second half to win by 13 points.
UNLV has been the weak link in their quarterfinals game as they struggled against Wyoming, and the Cowboys were without their best player in Larry Nance, Jr. Home court advantage has been huge for UNLV in past in the Mountain West tournaments, but this year the team is a step below and not an unbeatable team at the Thomas and Mack. The Rebels will have a chance to make some noise if they can upset the Aztecs at home Friday evening.
Friday's TV schedule:
San Diego State at UNLV 9, p.m. ET, TV: CBS Sports Network
Boise State vs. New Mexico 11:30 p.m. ET, TV: CBS Sports Network
Here is the bracket:
Here’s the updated @MW_MHoops bracket, setting the stage for tomorrow’s semifinals! Get your tix now at @UNLVtickets! pic.twitter.com/3TXN7gqgah— MW Men's Basketball (@MW_MHoops) March 14, 2014