2014 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2014 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Mountain West Basketball Championships logo new for 2013.jpg
Classification Division I
Season 2013–14
Teams 11
Site Thomas & Mack Center
Paradise, NV
Champions New Mexico (4th title)
Winning coach Craig Neal (1st title)
MVP Cameron Bairstow (New Mexico)
Television CBSSN, CBS
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2013–14 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#13 San Diego State 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
#17 New Mexico 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
UNLV 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Nevada 10 8   .556     15 17   .469
Boise State 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Wyoming 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Fresno State 9 9   .500     21 18   .538
Utah State 7 11   .389     18 14   .563
Colorado State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Air Force 6 12   .333     12 18   .400
San Jose State 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2014 MWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held on March 12–15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1][2] With San Jose State and Utah State added to the MWC, the MWC had an 11-team tournament for 2014. The top five seeds got a first round bye. For the second year in a row, the first round games were online, quarterfinals and semifinals games were on the CBS Sports Network and the championship game was televised on CBS. The tournament champion received the Mountain West's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

Teams were seeded by conference record, with a ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary. The top five seeds received first round byes.

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 San Diego State 16–2 27–4
2 New Mexico 15–3 26–6
3 Nevada 10–8 15–17 2–0 vs. UNLV
4 UNLV 10–8 20–13 0–2 vs. Nevada
5 Wyoming 9–9 18–13 2–2 vs Boise/Fresno; 1–0 vs. SDSU
6 Boise State 9–9 21–13 2–2 vs Wyoming/Fresno; 0–2 vs SDSU; 1–1 vs. UNM
7 Fresno State 9–9 17–16 2–2 vs Boise/Wyoming; 0–2 vs. SDSU; 0–1 vs. UNM
8 Utah State 7–11 18–14 2–0 vs Colorado State
9 Colorado State 7–11 16–17 0–2 vs Utah State
10 Air Force 6–12 12–19
11 San Jose State 1–17 7–25

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Wednesday, March 12
1 2:00 pm #8 Utah State vs. #9 Colorado State MWN
2 4:30 pm #7 Fresno State vs. #10 Air Force MWN
3 7:00 pm #6 Boise State vs. #11 San Jose State MWN
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 13
4 Noon #1 San Diego State vs. #8 Utah State CBSSN
5 2:30 pm #4 UNLV vs. #5 Wyoming CBSSN
6 6:00 pm #2 New Mexico vs. #7 Fresno State CBSSN
7 8:30 pm #3 Nevada vs. #6 Boise State CBSSN
Semifinals – Friday, March 14
8 6:00 pm #1 San Diego State vs. #4 UNLV CBSSN
9 8:30 pm #2 New Mexico vs. #6 Boise State CBSSN
Championship – Saturday, March 15
10 3:00 pm #1 San Diego State vs. #2 New Mexico CBS
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 12
 
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 13
CBSSN
Semifinals
Friday, March 14
CBSSN
Championship
Saturday, March 15
CBS
                                     
       
  1 San Diego State 73  
    8 Utah State 39  
8 Utah State 73
9 Colorado State 69  
  1 San Diego State 59  
  4 UNLV 51  
       
       
  4 UNLV 71
    5 Wyoming 67  
     
       
  1 San Diego State 58
  2 New Mexico 64
       
       
  2 New Mexico 93
    7 Fresno State 77  
7 Fresno State 61
10 Air Force 59  
  2 New Mexico 70
  6 Boise State 67  
       
       
  3 Nevada 62
    6 Boise State 75  
6 Boise State 83
11 San Jose State 52  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountain West Announces 2014 Basketball Championships Schedule". Mountain West Conference. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Reese's Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship". Mountain West Conference. Retrieved October 6, 2013.