2011 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2011 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament
2011 WAC Basketball Tournament Logo.gif
2011 WAC Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2010–11
Teams 8
Site Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Champions Utah State (2nd title)
Winning coach Stew Morrill (2nd title)
Television ESPNU/ESPN2
WAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
«2010  2012»
2010–11 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#19 Utah State 15 1   .938     30 4   .882
Boise State 10 6   .625     22 13   .629
New Mexico State 9 7   .563     16 17   .485
Idaho 9 7   .563     18 14   .563
Hawaii 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
Nevada 8 8   .500     13 19   .406
Fresno State 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
San Jose State 5 11   .313     17 16   .515
Louisiana Tech 2 14   .125     12 20   .375
2011 WAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 9–12 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada to crown a champion of the Western Athletic Conference. The tournament was won by Utah State for their 2nd WAC tournament title to earn an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Format[edit]

The top eight teams in the conference qualified for the tournament. The top two seeds received byes into the semi-finals while the 3 and 4 seeds received byes into the quarter-finals. The two quarter-finals games were broadcast on ESPNU. The semi-final involving the 2 seed and the championship game was broadcast by ESPN2.[1]

Bracket[edit]

All Times Pacific. Rankings from the AP Poll.

First Round
Wednesday, March 9
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 10
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
Championship
Saturday, March 12
5  Hawaii 74  
8  San Jose State 75     8  San Jose State 74  
         4  Idaho 68  
           8  San Jose State 54  
           1  #23 Utah State 58  
               
               
           1  Utah State 77
6  Nevada 90       2  Boise State 69
7  Fresno State 80     6  Nevada 60  
         3  New Mexico State 66  
           3  New Mexico State 63  
           2  Boise State 81  
                    
                    
      

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