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2020 Mountain West Basketball Tournament: Bracket, Viewing Guide, and Schedule

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2022 Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Overview

The Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament for 2022 promises to be an exhilarating event filled with intense competition and thrilling matchups. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s tournament:

Dates

The tournament spans over four days, starting from Wednesday, March 9, with the first round, followed by the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 10, the semifinals on Friday, March 11, and culminating in the championship game on Saturday, March 12.

Format

The tournament follows a traditional bracket format, pitting teams against each other in a single-elimination format until a champion is crowned.

Site

Once again, the Thomas & Mack Center, located at UNLV’s home arena, serves as the venue for the tournament. However, the games are played on a different floor than the one typically used by the Runnin’ Rebels.

TV/Streaming Info

CBS broadcasts the championship game on late Saturday afternoon Pacific time. CBSSN covers the quarterfinals and semifinals, while the Mountain West Network streams the opening round games on Wednesday.

Participants

All eleven teams in the Mountain West Conference will converge in Las Vegas to compete for the tournament title.

Downloadable Bracket

A downloadable bracket is available for fans to keep track of the tournament’s progress.

2022 Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

First Round (Wed., March 9)

  • Game 10: (9) New Mexico 72, (8) Nevada 79
  • Game 11: (10) Air Force 56, (7) Utah State 83
  • Game 12: (11) San José State 67, (6) Fresno State 69 (OT)

Quarterfinals (Thurs., March 10)

  • Game 14: (8) Nevada 69, (1) Boise State 71
  • Game 15: (5) UNLV 56, (4) Wyoming 59
  • Game 16: (7) Utah State 51, (2) Colorado State 53
  • Game 17: (6) Fresno State 46, (3) San Diego State 53

Semifinals (Fri., March 11)

  • Game 18: (4) Wyoming 61, (1) Boise State 68
  • Game 19: (3) San Diego State 63, (2) Colorado State 58

Championship (Sat., March 12)

  • Game 20: (3) San Diego State 52, (1) Boise State 53

Mayhem Potential and Historical Insights

Since 2011, the top two seeds have dominated the Mountain West Tournament, winning nine out of eleven titles. Interestingly, the No. 2 seed has been more successful than the No. 1 seed, claiming six titles compared to three for the top seed.

Here’s a breakdown of the tournament’s historical trends:

  • 2 seed (6): 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020
  • 1 seed (3): 2013, 2017, 2021
  • 4 seed (1): 2015
  • 5 seed (1): 2018

In terms of NCAA bid totals since 2011, the Mountain West has consistently earned multiple bids, showcasing the conference’s competitiveness and depth.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

Recent champions include San Diego State, Utah State, Nevada, and Fresno State, highlighting the parity and unpredictability of the tournament.

Players to Watch

Key players to keep an eye on during the tournament include Malachi Flynn, Isaiah Stevens, Jalen Harris, Sam Merrill, and Bryce Hamilton, who have been instrumental for their respective teams throughout the season.

How to Watch

Fans can catch the excitement of the Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament through various broadcasting channels, including CBS, CBSSN, and the Mountain West Network, ensuring comprehensive coverage for viewers.

2022 Mountain West Basketball Tournament Schedule

The tournament schedule is packed with thrilling matchups, offering basketball enthusiasts an unforgettable experience from the opening round to the championship game.

Stay tuned for intense action, buzzer-beaters, and the crowning of the 2022 Mountain West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament champion!

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