2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 WAC Men's
Basketball Tournament
Tournament Logo
Tournament Logo
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
Teams 8
Site Lawlor Events Center
Reno, Nevada
Champions New Mexico State (2nd title)
Winning coach Marvin Menzies (1st title)
Television ESPNU/ESPN2
Post-WAC
tournament(s)
2010 NIT, 2010 NCAA,
2010 CBI, 2010 CIT
WAC Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»
2009–10 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Utah State 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
Nevada 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
New Mexico State 11 5   .688     22 11   .667
Louisiana Tech 9 7   .563     24 11   .686
Fresno State 7 9   .438     15 18   .455
San Jose State 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
Idaho 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Boise State 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
Hawaiʻi 3 13   .188     10 20   .333
2010 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament was held at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno, Nevada from March 11 through March 13, 2010. The winner of the tournament was New Mexico State, who received an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and was crowned the Western Athletic Conference champion.

Format[edit]

Seeding for the tournament was based on the standings from the regular season. The top eight teams qualified. In past years all nine teams qualified and the # 8 and # 9 teams would play an opening round game where the winner would play the # 1 seed. However, in 2010 the opening round game has been eliminated.

Two quarterfinal games were broadcast on ESPNU. One semifinal and the championship game were broadcast on ESPN2.[1]

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals,
Thursday, March 11
Semifinals,
Friday, March 12
Championship,
Saturday, March 13
                 
1 Utah State 84
8 Boise State 60
1 Utah State 85
4 Louisiana Tech 55
4 Louisiana Tech 74
5 Fresno State 66
1 Utah State 63
3 New Mexico State 69
3 New Mexico State 90
6 San Jose State 69
3 New Mexico State 80
2 Nevada 79
2 Nevada 87
7 Idaho 71

Asterisk denotes game ended in overtime.

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