2017 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2017 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2016–17
Teams11
SiteThomas & Mack Center
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsNevada Wolf Pack (1st title)
Winning coachEric Musselman (1st title)
MVPJordan Caroline (Nevada)
TelevisionMW Net, CBSSN, CBS
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Nevada 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
Colorado State 13 5   .722     24 12   .667
Boise State 12 6   .667     20 12   .625
Fresno State 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
New Mexico 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
San Diego State 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Wyoming 8 10   .444     23 15   .605
San Jose State 7 11   .389     14 16   .467
Utah State 7 11   .389     14 17   .452
Air Force 4 14   .222     12 21   .364
UNLV 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
2017 MW Tournament winner

The 2017 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament will take place from March 8–11, 2017 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1] The winner, Nevada, receives the conference's automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament with a 79-71 win over Colorado State.

Seeds[edit]

All 11 conference teams participate in the tournament. The top five seeds receive first round byes.

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

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Nevada 14–4
2 Colorado State 13–5
3 Boise State 12–6
4 Fresno State 11–7
5 New Mexico 10–8
6 San Diego State 9–9
7 Wyoming 8–10
8 Utah State 7–11 1–0 vs. San Jose State
9 San Jose State 7–11 0–1 vs. Utah State
10 Air Force 4–14 1–1 vs. UNLV, 0–2 vs. NEV, 0–1 vs. CSU
11 UNLV 4–14 1–1 vs. AF, 0–2 vs. NEV, 0–2 vs. CSU

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television TV announcers MW radio announcers
First round – Wednesday, March 8
1 11:00 am #8 Utah State 90 vs. #9 San Jose State 64 MW Net Rich Cellini & Marty Fletcher Nate Kreckman & Ray Giacoletti
2 1:30 pm #7 Wyoming 68 vs. #10 Air Force 83 Chad Andrus & Ray Giacoletti
3 4:00 pm #6 San Diego St 62 vs. #11 UNLV 52 Chad Andrus & Ray Giacoletti
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 9
4 12:00 pm #1 Nevada 83 vs. #8 Utah State 69 CBSSN Brent Stover, Bob Wenzel & Evan Washburn Nate Kreckman & Robert Smith
5 2:30 pm #4 Fresno State 65 vs. #5 New Mexico 60 Chad Andrus & Robert Smith
6 6:00 pm #2 Colorado State 81 vs. #10 Air Force 55 Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas & Evan Washburn Nate Kreckman & Marty Fletcher
7 8:30 pm #3 Boise State 68 vs. #6 San Diego State 87 Mitch Moss & Marty Fletcher
Semifinals – Friday, March 10
8 7:00 pm #1 Nevada 83 vs. #4 Fresno State 72 CBSSN Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, & Evan Washburn
9 9:30 pm #2 Colorado State 71 vs. #6 San Diego State 63
Championship – Saturday, March 11
10 3:00 pm #1 Nevada 79 vs. #2 Colorado State 71 CBS Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, & Evan Washburn
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 8
MWN
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 9
CBSSN
Semifinals
Friday, March 10
CBSSN
Championship
Saturday, March 11
CBS
                                     
       
  1 Nevada 83  
    8 Utah State 69  
8 Utah State 90
9 San Jose State 64  
  1 Nevada 83  
  4 Fresno State 72  
       
       
  4 Fresno State 65
    5 New Mexico 60  
     
       
  1 Nevada 79
  2 Colorado State 71
       
       
  2 Colorado State 81
    10 Air Force 55  
7 Wyoming 68
10 Air Force 83  
  2 Colorado State 71
  6 San Diego State 63  
       
       
  3 Boise State 68
    6 San Diego State 87  
6 San Diego State 62*
11 UNLV 52  

* denotes overtime period

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountain West Announces Format for 2017 Basketball Championships Schedule". Retrieved January 30, 2017.