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Mountain West Conference Standings, Breakdown and Conference Tournament Schedule

Mountain West Conference Standings

TeamConference RecordOverall RecordTournament Outlook
San Diego State17-128-11 seed
Utah State12-623-82 seed
Nevada12-619-113 seed
UNLV12-617-144 seed
Boise State11-719-115 seed
Colorado State11-720-116 seed
New Mexico7-1118-137 seed
Fresno State7-1111-188 seed
Air Force5-1311-199 seed
San Jose State3-157-2310 seed
Wyoming2-167-2311 seed

Mountain West Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 4-7
TV: CBS (Championship), CBSSN (Quarterfinals, Semifinals), Mountain West Network (First Round)
Site: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV
Byes: Top 5 get single
2019 Champion: Utah State


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Completed Mountain West Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (11) Wyoming 80, (6) Colorado State 74
  • (7) New Mexico 79, (10) San Jose State 66
  • (9) Air Force 77, (8) Fresno State 70

Quarterfinals

  • (1) San Diego State 73, (9) Air Force 60
  • (2) Utah State 75, (7) New Mexico 70
  • (11) Wyoming 74, (3) Nevada 71
  • (5) Boise State 67, (4) UNLV 61

Semifinals

  • (1) San Diego State 81, (5) Boise State 68
  • (2) Utah State 89, (11) Wyoming 82

Championship

  • (2) Utah State 59, (1) San Diego State 56

Utah State advances to NCAA Tournament

Mountain West Conference Breakdown

Being a top two seed in the Mountain West Tournament has been an indicator of success, with those lines combining to win seven of the last ten tournaments. However, history is even more on the side of the 2-seed, given that it has won five of those seven tournaments, including Utah State last year. The Aggies again find themselves on the 2-line this season, behind nationally ranked San Diego State. The 4-seed (two tournament wins in the last ten years) is held by host UNLV while the 5-seed (one win in the last ten) belongs to Boise State.

Top seed San Diego State didn’t just win all but one of their Mountain West Conference games this season. They dominated them, finishing with a +16.1 scoring margin and a points against per game mark of 59.2, both tops in the league. Utah State ranked just behind the Aztecs in both categories (+13.1, 63.6) and also finished third in scoring offense with 76.7 points per game. The only other team to consistently crack the top five across all three major statistical categories was Boise State. The Broncos finished third in scoring margin (+7.1), fourth in points (76.5), and fifth in points allowed (69.4).

If you only consider where they finished, the Mountain West Conference preseason poll was accurate in predicting the top two in the reverse order of how it actually played out. However, when you account for the remarkable 1-loss campaign San Diego State has had, having them behind Utah State in the preseason projections is a bigger miss than it seems. The Mountain West’s greatest overachiever award was a tie between 4-seed UNLV (picked 7th) and 6-seed Colorado State (picked 9th). The greatest underachiever was 7-seed New Mexico (picked 4th).

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