2009–10 Mountain West Conference men's basketball season

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2009–10 Mountain West Conference men's basketball season
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League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 9, 2009
through March 6, 2010
Number of teams 9
TV partner(s) The Mtn.
Regular Season
Season champions New Mexico Lobos
Tournament
Basketball seasons
2009–10 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#8 New Mexico 14 2   .875     30 5   .857
#17 BYU 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
UNLV 11 5   .688     25 8   .758
San Diego State 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Colorado State 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
Utah 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
TCU 5 11   .313     13 19   .406
Wyoming 3 13   .188     10 21   .323
Air Force 1 15   .063     10 21   .323
2010 MWC Men's Basketball Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2010; Rankings from AP/Coaches Poll

The 2009–10 Mountain West Conference men's basketball season marks the 11th season of Mountain West Conference basketball.

Preseason[edit]

The Mountain West Conference held its pre-season media day on October 6, 2009 at the The Mtn. studios in Denver, Colorado. The league's media overwhelmingly voted Brigham Young the preaseason #1 and BYU junior guard Jimmer Fredette the preseason player of the year.[1]

New Mexico's Roman Martinez was named to the 30-man Lowe's Senior CLASS Award preseason candidate list.[2]

Mountain West Media Poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes
1 BYU (23) 215
2 San Diego State (1) 166
3 UNLV 161
4 Utah 143
5 New Mexico 141
6 Wyoming 89
7 TCU 82
8 Colorado State 58
9 Air Force 25

Preseason awards[edit]

Preseason All-MWC team

Preseason Player of the Year

  • Jimmer Fredette, BYU

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Preseason Freshman of the Year

  • Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State

Regular season[edit]

Season summary & highlights[edit]

Mountain West – Missouri Valley Challenge[edit]

2009 marks the inaugural year of the Mountain West - Missouri Valley Challenge – matching teams from the Mountain West against teams from the Missouri Valley Conference in an effort to bolster strength of schedule for both leagues. Match-ups were set in January, 2009 and were based on 2008–09 preseason projections.[4] The MVC won the first Challenge 5–4 as Northern Iowa knocked off Wyoming in the final game.

Results[edit]

Rankings[edit]

2009–10 Mountain West Conference Weekly Rankings
Key: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV = Received Votes
Coaches Poll[5] Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
Air Force
Brigham Young RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 18 14 12 12 17 17 14 11 15 15 16
Colorado State
New Mexico RV RV RV 19 13 19 15 RV RV 23 15 15 19 15 12 10 8 10
San Diego State RV
Texas Christian
UNLV RV 21 17 20 23 RV RV RV RV RV 25 25 RV RV RV RV
Utah
Wyoming

Conference awards & honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

MWC Player of the Week
Throughout the conference season, the MWC offices name a player of the week.

Week Player of the week
November 16 Jimmer Fredette, BYU[6]
November 23 Darington Hobson, UNM[7]
November 30 Grant Parker, AFA[8]
December 7 Roman Martinez, UNM[9]
December 21 Kawhi Leonard, SDSU[10]
Roman Martinez, UNM
December 28 Edvinas Ruzgas, TCU[11]
January 4 Jimmer Fredette, BYU[12]
January 11 Andy Ogide, CSU[13]
Jonathan Tavernari, BYU
January 18 A.J. Hardeman, UNM
January 25 Tre'Von Willis, UNLV
February 1 Jimmer Fredette, BYU
February 8 Darington Hobson, UNM, and Tre'Von Willis, UNLV
February 15 Kawhi Leonard, SDSU
February 22 Jimmer Fredette, BYU
March 1 Dairese Gary, UNM
March 8 Kawhi Leonard, SDSU

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountain West Conference Announces 2009–10 Preseason Men's Basketball Selections, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-10-10
  2. ^ Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Names 2009–10 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Candidates, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, retrieved 2009-11-06
  3. ^ http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/m_basketball_RB/Reports/2009mbbattend.pdf
  4. ^ Pairings Announced for 2009 MWC/MVC Challenge in Men's Basketball, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-10-10
  5. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN.com. 2009-10-30. Archived from the original on 13 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  6. ^ Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Press Release Week No. 2, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-11-17
  7. ^ Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Press Release Week No. 3, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-11-24
  8. ^ Mountain West Conference Announces Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-11-30
  9. ^ New Mexico's Roman Martinez Named MWC Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-12-07
  10. ^ MWC Announces Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-12-28
  11. ^ Mountain West Conference Announces Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-12-28
  12. ^ Mountain West Conference Announces Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2009-12-28
  13. ^ MWC Announces Men's Basketball Co-Players of the Week, Mountain West Conference, retrieved 2010-01-11

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