2009 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2009 Mountain West Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2008–09
Teams 9
Site Thomas & Mack Center
Paradise, NV
Champions Utah (2nd title)
Winning coach Jim Boylen (1st title)
MVP Luke Nevill Utah
Television MountainWest Sports Network,
CSTV, Versus
Post-Mountain West Conference
tournament(s)
2009 NIT, 2009 NCAA,
2009 CBI, 2009 CIT
Mountain West Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2008  2010»

The 2009 Mountain West Conference men's basketball tournament was played at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 11–14, 2009. The tournament was sponsored by Conoco. The quarterfinal was broadcast live on the MountainWest Sports Network, the semifinal games on CBS College Sports Network, and the championship game on Versus. All games were available in HD.

Second-seeded Utah, one of three teams that shared the regular season conference title, defeated San Diego State 52–50 to claim the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Of note, this was the first time that UNLV failed to make the championship game of the tournament when they were hosting. The Rebels did not play in the 2001 tournament due to a postseason ban.

Regular season[edit]

Standings
Conf Overall Post-tournament play
Seed School W L W L Tournament Eliminated
1 Brigham Young* 12 4 24 6 NCAA 1st round
2 Utah* 12 4 21 9 NCAA 1st round
3 New Mexico* 12 4 21 10 NIT 2nd round
4 San Diego State 11 5 21 8 NIT Semifinals
5 UNLV 9 7 21 9 NIT 1st round
6 Wyoming 7 9 18 12 CBI 1st round
7 Texas Christian 5 11 14 16
8 Colorado State 4 12 9 21
9 Air Force 0 16 9 20

Tournament bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 11
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 12
Semifinals
Friday, March 13
Championship
Saturday, March 14
                                     
        
  1  BYU 80  
    9  Air Force 69  
8  Colorado State 67
9  Air Force 71  
  1  BYU 62  
  4  San Diego State 64  
        
        
  4  San Diego State 71
    5  UNLV 57  
      
        
  4  San Diego State 50
  2  Utah 52
        
        
  3  New Mexico 67
    6  Wyoming 75  
      
        
  6  Wyoming 55
  2  Utah 68  
        
        
  2  Utah 61
    7  TCU 58  
      

External links[edit]