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2018 Mountain West Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, How-To-Watch & Team Previews, and Game Thread

The Mountain West Tournament begins on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Schedule / How-To-Watch

First Round (Wednesday, March 7th)

G1: #8 UNLV v. #9 Air Force (11:00 AM PT, Facebook)

G2: #7 Utah State v. #10 Colorado State (1:30 PM PT, Facebook)

G3: #6 Wyoming v. #11 San Jose State (4:00 PM PT, Facebook)

Quarterfinals (Thursday, March 8th)

G4: #1 Nevada v. UNLV/AFA Winner (12:00 PM PT, CBS Sports Network)

G5: #4 Fresno State v. #5 San Diego State (2:30 PM PT, CBS Sports Network)

G6: #2 Boise State v. UTST/CSU Winner (6:00 PM PT, CBS Sports Network)

G7: #3 New Mexico v. WYO/SJSU Winner (8:30 PM PT, CBS Sports Network)

Semifinals (Friday, March 9th)

G8: G4 Winner v. G5 Winner (6:00 PM PT, CBS Sports Network)

G9: G6 Winner v. G7 Winner (8:30 PM PT, CBS Sports Network)

Final (Saturday, March 10th)

G10: G8 Winner v. G8 Winner (3:00 PM PT, CBS Sports Network)

The Seeds

1. Nevada Wolf Pack (26-6, 15-3)

The league’s regular season champions have been the team to beat all-season long. Will the Wolf Pack help their NCAA Tournament seeding with a post-season title? Or slip up and muddy the conference picture?

2. Boise State Broncos (23-7, 13-5)

A team who may still have some more work to do to secure their spot in the big dance, Boise State should enter the Mountain West Tournament with a title or bust mentality. The pressure will be on the Broncos from the get-go.

3. New Mexico Lobos (17-14, 12-6)

The surprise of the second half of the campaign, New Mexico has really rallied down the stretch and stole the third seed away in the final days of the regular season. If the Lobos stay focused and under control, they have a shot to turn some heads.

4. Fresno State Bulldogs (21-10, 11-7)

Rodney Terry has been a maestro at getting his teams into the NCAA Tournament, which have been anchored by unsuspecting runs in the post-season. Can Terry work his magic again in the 2018 league tourney?

5. San Diego State Aztecs (19-10, 11-7)

After a bit of an up-and-down regular season, San Diego State has settled into their own over the past month and heads into their match-up with Fresno State on a six-game win streak. There’s no team hotter in the league than the Aztecs at the moment.

6. Wyoming Cowboys (19-12, 10-8)

A team originally thought to be a legitimate top three contender in the league, Wyoming has had it’s fair share of less-than-stellar moments. Overall though, the Cowboys are still a quality basketball team, who will be a tough out for any opposition.

7. Utah State Aggies (15-16, 8-10)

The enigma of the conference tournament, Utah State is one of those teams that nobody would be surprised to see throw a wrench into the chalk version of the bracket. Only a fool would predict an upset over Boise State but a monster effort is to be expected.

8. UNLV Runnin’ Rebels (19-12, 8-10)

As intriguing as it would be to see UNLV make a run in Vegas, the truth of the matter is that nobody is looking forward to a Day Two meeting with Nevada. The Runnin’ Rebels will have to play their best basketball to knock off the Wolf Pack.

9. Air Force Falcons (12-18, 6-12)

The Falcons have struggled down the stretch, cutting off losing skids with some poor quality victories. Air Force simply doesn’t have the pieces to make a run and UNLV is a miserable match-up for Dave Pilipovich’s team.

10. Colorado State Rams (11-20, 4-14)

The off-court headlines will continue to dominate and control the trajectory of this program heading into the off-season. The Rams look unfocused and undisciplined on the floor and that’s no surprise as to why, with everyone going on around them.

11. San Jose State Spartans (4-25, 1-17)

Another brutal season for the Spartans will likely end on Wednesday, unless San Jose State chooses to prolong the inevitable for another day. It’s a cold and lonely place at the basement of the Mountain West.

The Bracket

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