2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament
|2010 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||Lawlor Events Center|
|Champions||New Mexico State (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Marvin Menzies (1st title)|
|2009–10 WAC men's basketball standings|
|New Mexico State†||11||–||5||.688||22||–||11||.667|
|San Jose State||6||–||10||.375||14||–||17||.452|
|† 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.
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, for 2010 the opening round game was eliminated.
Thursday, March 11
Friday, March 12
Saturday, March 13
|3||New Mexico State||69|
|3||New Mexico State||90|
|6||San Jose State||69|
|3||New Mexico State||80|
Asterisk denotes game ended in overtime.