2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball season

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2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration January 4, 2009 – March 5, 2011
Number of teams 9
TV partner(s) The Mtn., CBS College Sports Network and Versus
Regular Season
Season champions BYU & San Diego State
Season MVP Jimmer Fredette
Top scorer Jimmer Fredette
Tournament
Champions San Diego State
  Runners-up BYU
Tournament MVP Jimmer Fredette
Basketball seasons
2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 San Diego State 14 2   .875     34 3   .919
#12 BYU 14 2   .875     32 5   .865
UNLV 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Colorado State 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
New Mexico 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Air Force 6 10   .375     16 16   .500
Utah 6 10   .375     13 18   .419
Wyoming 3 13   .188     10 21   .323
TCU 1 15   .063     11 22   .333
2011 MWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP/Coaches' Poll

The 2010–11 Mountain West Conference men's basketball season was the 12th season of Mountain West Conference basketball. This was the final season for the two Utah schools in the conference. BYU will become a member of the West Coast Conference in most sports, including basketball, while its football program becomes independent. Utah will join the Pacific-10 Conference, which will change its name to the Pac-12 with Colorado joining from the Big 12 Conference as well. The MWC will also welcome new members in the near future, with Boise State joining in 2011 and Fresno State and Nevada following in 2012. BYU and San Diego State ended the regular season as Co-Champions.[1][2] San Diego State earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by defeating BYU in the conference tournament. BYU and UNLV also secured at-large bids into the tournament. Both BYU and SDSU reached the Sweet Sixteen round but were eliminated from play during this round.

Preseason[edit]

The Mountain West Conference held its pre-season media day on October 12, 2010 at the The Mtn. studios in Denver, Colorado.[3]

Mountain West Media Poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes
1 San Diego State (21) 261
2 BYU (5) 220
3 New Mexico (3) 214
4 UNLV 203
5 Colorado State 132
6 Utah 105
7 TCU 92
8 Wyoming 88
9 Air Force 35

awards[edit]

Preseason All-MWC team

Preseason Player of the Year

  • Jimmer Fredette, BYU

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Preseason Freshman of the Year

  • Kyle Collinsworth, BYU

Postseason All-MWC team

Player of the year

  • Jimmer Fredette, BYU

Newcomer of the Year

  • Drew Gordon Jr., New Mexico

Freshman of the Year

Regular season[edit]

Rankings[edit]

2010–11 Mountain West Conference Weekly Top 25 Rankings
Key: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV = Received Votes
Coaches Poll[4] 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 25 21 18 23 16 14 10 9 9 9 8 8 7 3 8
Colorado State
New Mexico RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
San Diego State RV RV 22 19 15 10 7 7 6 6 6 4 6 6 6 4 9 6
Texas Christian
UNLV RV RV RV 23 19 22 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
Utah
Wyoming

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 15 Kawhi Leonard, SDSU
November 22 Kawhi Leonard, SDSU
November 29 Jimmer Fredette, BYU, and Chace Stanback, UNLV
December 6 Malcolm Thomas, SDSU
December 13 Jimmer Fredette, BYU
December 20 Malcolm Thomas, SDSU
December 27 Travis Franklin, CSU
January 3 Jimmer Fredette, BYU
January 10 Jimmer Fredette, BYU, and Malcolm Thomas, SDSU
January 17 Jimmer Fredette, BYU
January 24 Jimmer Fredette, BYU
January 31 Andy Ogide, CSU, and Drew Gordon, New Mexico
February 7 Jimmer Fredette, BYU, and Kawhi Leonard, SDSU
February 14 Jackson Emery, BYU, and D.J. Gay, SDSU
February 21 Malcolm Thomas, SDSU
February 28 Jimmer Fredette, BYU, and Tre'Von Willis, UNLV
March 7 Drew Gordon, UNM

Post season berths[edit]

A record tying 6 teams received post season berths. San Diego State was the conferences automatic qualifier to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament[5] and were joined by BYU and UNLV as at-large selections. SDSU was given a 2nd seed in the western regional while BYU was a 3rd seed. Colorado State and New Mexico went to the National Invitation Tournament. In addition, Air Force received an invitation to compete in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.[6]

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