2006 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2006 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2005–06
Teams 9
Site Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
Champions San Diego State (2nd title)
MVP Marcus Slaughter (SDSU)
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2006 Mountain West Conference men's basketball tournament was played at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado from March 7–10, 2006. Regular season league champion San Diego State held off Wyoming, who were at the time the lowest seed to ever make the championship game (7th), 69–64 in overtime to claim the Mountain West Conference Tournament title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. SDSU became the first school in the league's brief history to win multiple tournament titles (2002 & 2006)

With the expansion and addition of TCU to the Mountain West Conference at the start of the 2005–06 athletic year, the conference tournament format was revised to include a play-in game between the 8th and 9th place teams, with the winner advancing to play the regular season MWC champion in the quarterfinals.

It is, to date, the last MWC Tournament played in Denver. In 2007 the tournament returned to the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, where it had previously been from 2000–2003.

Tournament Bracket[edit]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
8 Colorado State 64  
9 Texas Christian 60  
  1 San Diego State 64  
    8 Colorado St. 52  
  1 San Diego St. 63  
  4 UNLV 60  
  4 UNLV 65
    5 New Mexico 64  
  1 San Diego St. 69
  7 Wyoming 64
  2 Air Force 55
    7 Wyoming 57  
  7 Wyoming 60
  6 Utah 47  
  3 BYU 70
    6 Utah 74