2012 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 WAC Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 8
Site Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada, USA
Champions New Mexico State (6th title)
Winning coach Marvin Menzies (2nd title)
MVP Wendell McKines New Mexico State
Television ESPN2/WSN
Post-WAC
tournament(s)
2012 NIT, 2012 NCAA,
2012 CBI, 2012 CIT
WAC Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2011  2013»
2011–12 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Nevada 13 1   .929     28 7   .800
New Mexico State 10 4   .714     26 10   .722
Idaho 9 5   .643     19 14   .576
Utah State 8 6   .571     21 16   .568
Louisiana Tech 6 8   .429     18 16   .529
Hawaii 6 8   .429     16 16   .500
Fresno State 3 11   .214     13 20   .394
San Jose State 1 13   .071     9 22   .290
2012 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2012/FINAL 2011–12 STANDINGS; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament, was held March 7–10, 2012 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States to crown a champion of the Western Athletic Conference. The winner of the tournament received an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The 2012 Championship game was televised on ESPN2 at 9:00 pm Pacific Time Zone.

Format[edit]

With the departure of Boise State to the Mountain West Conference, WAC Commissioner Karl Benson announced during the basketball preseason teleconferences that the league will change its postseason basketball tournament to a regular quarterfinal format, getting rid of the double-bye format used in 2011. This format will be used for this year only, the format will be re-evaluated next season after new five new teams come in and three schools depart for a total of 10 in 2012–13.[1] Nevada, Fresno State and San Jose State have clinched seeds, the rest of the seeds will be determined after the final games are played.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 8
1
1
12:00 PM
#3 Idaho vs. #6 Hawaiʻi
WAC.tv
N/A
2
2:30 PM
#2 New Mexico State vs. #7 Fresno State
WAC.tv
1,902
2
3
6:00 PM
#1 Nevada vs. #8 San Jose State
WAC.tv
N/A
4
8:30 PM
#4 Utah State vs. #5 Louisiana Tech
WAC.tv
1,823
Semifinals – Friday, March 9
3
5
6:00 PM
#6 Hawaiʻi vs. #2 New Mexico State
WSN
N/A
6
8:30 PM
#1 Nevada vs. #5 Louisiana Tech
WSN
2,352
Championship Game – Saturday, March 10
4
7
9:00 PM
#2 New Mexico State vs. #5 Louisiana Tech
ESPN2
1,405
*Game Times in PT[3]

. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 8
Semifinals
Friday, March 9
Championship Game
Saturday, March 10
                 
3 Idaho 70
6 Hawaiʻi 72
6 Hawaiʻi 81
2 New Mexico State 92
2 New Mexico State 65
7 Fresno State 49
2 New Mexico State 82
5 Louisiana Tech 57
1 Nevada 54
8 San Jose State 44
1 Nevada 73
5 Louisiana Tech 78
4 Utah State 70
5 Louisiana Tech 72

Game Summaries[edit]

WAC.tv
Mar 8
12:00 pm
Idaho Vandals 70, Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors 72
Scoring by half: 28–42, 35–37
Pts: Kyle Barone 19
Rebs: Djim Bandoumel 16
Asts: Landon Tatum 4
Pts: Vander Joaquim 20
Rebs: Vander Joaquim 13
Asts: Jeremiah Ostrowski 9
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: N/A
Referees: David Hall, Mike Giarratano, D.G. Nelson
WAC.tv
Mar 8
2:30 pm
New Mexico State Aggies 65, Fresno State Bulldogs 49
Scoring by half: 25–40, 30–40
Pts: Wendell McKines 15
Rebs: Wendell McKines 13
Asts: Hernst Laroche 3
Pts: Kevin Foster 14
Rebs: Tyler Johnson 7
Asts: Steven Shepp 3
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: 1,902
Referees: Winston Stith, Doran Gotschall, Jimmy Casas
WAC.tv
Mar 8
6:00 pm
Nevada Wolf Pack 54, San Jose State Spartans 44
Scoring by half: 13–14, 41–30
Pts: Deonte Burton 16
Rebs: 2 tied with 8
Asts: 2 tied with 3
Pts: Wil Carter 18
Rebs: 2 tied with 7
Asts: Keith Shamburger 5
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Rick Batsell, Bobby Vetkoetter, Duane Allen
WAC.tv
Mar 8
8:30 pm
Utah State Aggies 70, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 72
Scoring by half: 32–35, 38–37
Pts: Danny Berger 17
Rebs: Ben Clifford 6
Asts: Preston Medlin 8
Pts: 2 tied with 16
Rebs: 2 tied with 7
Asts: Trevor Gaskins 5
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: 1,823
Referees: Ronnie Hernandez, Ruben Ramos, Martin Cota
WSN
Mar 9
6:00 pm
New Mexico State Aggies 92, Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors 81
Scoring by half: 47–38, 45–43
Pts: Wendell McKines 22
Rebs: Daniel Mullings 10
Asts: 2 tied with 6
Pts: Shaquille Stokes 21
Rebs: Vander Joaquim 5
Asts: Jeremiah Ostrowski 13
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Verne Harris, Bob Staffen, Rick Batsell
WSN
Mar 9
8:30 pm
Nevada Wolf Pack 73, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 78
Scoring by half: 39–42, 34–36
Pts: Malik Story 21
Rebs: Dario Hunt 10
Asts: Deonte Burton 5
Pts: Trevor Gaskins 21
Rebs: 2 tied with 5
Asts: Trevor Gaskins 4
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: 2,352
Referees: Randy McCall, Ronnie Hernandez, Doran Gotschall
ESPN2
Mar 10
9:00 pm
New Mexico State Aggies 82, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 57
Scoring by half: 38–20, 44–37
Pts: Wendell McKines 27
Rebs: Wendell McKines 14
Asts: Hernst Laroache 6
Pts: Trevor Gaskins 24
Rebs: Brandon Gibson 7
Asts: Kenneth Smith 2
Orleans Arena
Las Vegas, NV
Attendance: 1,405
Referees: Scott Thornley, Mike Littlewood, Bob Staffen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, Jason (October 18, 2011). "NMSU men picked second, third in WAC preseason polls". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Murray, Chris (March 2, 2012). "Who will the Pack play in the first two rounds of the WAC Tournament?". Reno Gazette Journal. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2012 WAC Men's Tournament Bracket". www.wacbasketballtournament.com/. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 

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