2016 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2016 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams11
SiteThomas & Mack Center
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsFresno State (1st title)
Winning coachRodney Terry (1st title)
MVPMarvelle Harris (Fresno State)
TelevisionMW Net, CBSSN, CBS
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2015–16 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
San Diego State 16 2   .889     28 10   .737
Fresno State 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
Boise State 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
Nevada 10 8   .556     24 14   .632
New Mexico 10 8   .556     17 15   .531
Colorado State 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
UNLV 8 10   .444     18 15   .545
Utah State 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
Wyoming 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Air Force 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
San Jose State 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 MWC Tournament winner

The 2016 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 9–12, 2016 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] The winner of the tournament received the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

All 11 conference teams participated in the tournament. The top five seeds received first round byes.

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 San Diego State 16–2
2 Fresno State 13–5
3 Boise State 11–7
4 New Mexico 10–8 2–0 vs. Nevada
5 Nevada 10–8 0–2 vs. New Mexico
6 Colorado State 8–10 0–1 vs. Fresno State
7 UNLV 8–10 0–2 vs. Fresno State
8 Wyoming 7–11 1–0 vs. Utah State
9 Utah State 7–11 0–1 vs. Wyoming
10 Air Force 5–13
11 San Jose State 4–14

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 11:00 am #8 Wyoming 70 vs. #9 Utah State 88 MW Net
2 1:30 pm #7 UNLV 108 vs. #10 Air Force 102 3OT MW Net
3 4:00 pm #6 Colorado State 80 vs. #11 San Jose State 61 MW Net
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
4 12:00 pm #1 San Diego State 71 vs. #9 Utah State 65 CBSSN
5 2:30 pm #4 New Mexico 62 vs. #5 Nevada 64 CBSSN
6 6:00 pm #2 Fresno State 95 vs. #7 UNLV 82 CBSSN
7 8:30 pm #3 Boise State 81 vs. #6 Colorado State 88 CBSSN
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
8 6:00 pm #1 San Diego State 67 vs. #5 Nevada 55 CBSSN
9 8:30 pm #2 Fresno State 64 vs. #6 Colorado State 56 CBSSN
Championship – Saturday, March 12
10 3:00 pm #1 San Diego State 63 vs. #2 Fresno State 68 CBS
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 9
MWN
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 10
CBSSN
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
CBSSN
Championship
Saturday, March 12
CBS
                                     
       
  1 San Diego State 71  
    9 Utah State 65  
8 Wyoming 70
9 Utah State 88  
  1 San Diego State 67  
  5 Nevada 55  
       
       
  4 New Mexico 62
    5 Nevada 64  
     
       
  1 San Diego State 63
  2 Fresno State 68
       
       
  2 Fresno State 95
    7 UNLV 82  
7 UNLV 108***
10 Air Force 102  
  2 Fresno State 64
  6 Colorado State 56  
       
       
  3 Boise State 81
    6 Colorado State 88  
6 Colorado State 80
11 San Jose State 61  

* denotes overtime period

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountain West Announces Format for 2016 Basketball Championships Schedule". Retrieved July 6, 2015.