2019 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament

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2019 Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams8
SiteOrleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsNew Mexico State (4th title)
Winning coachBrooke Atkinson (1st title)
MVPGia Pack (New Mexico State)
TelevisionESPN3
← 2018
2019 →
2018–19 WAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 15 1   .938     26 7   .788
California Baptist* 11 5   .688     18 12   .600
UT Rio Grande Valley 10 6   .625     18 15   .545
UMKC 9 7   .563     16 15   .516
CSU Bakersfield 9 7   .563     14 17   .452
Utah Valley 8 8   .500     14 16   .467
Grand Canyon 5 11   .313     7 20   .259
Seattle 3 13   .188     3 27   .100
Chicago State 2 14   .125     2 28   .067
2019 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
*California Baptist ineligible for WAC Tournament as part of reclassification from Division II

The 2019 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason tournament was held on March 13–16, 2019, at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada.[1] New Mexico State won the conference tournament championship game over Texas–Rio Grande Valley, in double-overtime, 76–73 to earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament.[2]

Seeds[edit]

Source:[3]

2019 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1. New Mexico State 15–1 26–6
2. California Baptist 11–5 18–11
3. UT Rio Grande Valley 10–6 18–14
4. Kansas City 9–7 16–15
5. CSU Bakersfield 9–7 14–17
6. Utah Valley 8–8 14–16
7. Grand Canyon 5–11 7–20
8. Seattle U 3–13 3–27
- Chicago State 2–14 2–28

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 13
1
1
12:00 PM
#8 Chicago State vs. #1 New Mexico State
ESPN3
811
2
2:30 PM
#5 Utah Valley vs. #4 UMKC
2
3
6:00 PM
#7 Seattle U vs. #2 Texas–Rio Grande Valley
4
8:30 PM
#6 Grand Canyon vs. #3 Cal State Bakersfield
Semifinals – Friday, March 15
3
5
12:00 PM
#1 New Mexico State vs. #4 UMKC
ESPN3
1,426
6
2:30 PM
#2 Texas–Rio Grande Valley vs. #3 Cal State Bakersfield
Championship Game – Saturday, March 16
4
7
2:00 PM
#1 New Mexico State vs. #2 Texas–Rio Grande Valley
ESPN3
*Game Times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 13
Semifinals
Friday, March 15
Championship
Saturday, March 16
         
1 New Mexico State 90
8 Chicago State 54
1 New Mexico State 91 OT
4 UMKC 80
4 UMKC 78
5 Utah Valley 75
1 New Mexico State 76 OT 2
2 UTRGV 73
3 Cal St Bakersfield 79
6 Grand Canyon 54
3 Cal State Bakersfield 58
2 UTRGV 69
2 UTRGV 56
7 Seattle 54

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WAC Basketball Preview Central". WAC Sports. October 10, 2018. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "New Mexico State outlasts Texas Rio Grande in 20T, 76-73". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  3. ^ "2018-19 WAC Women's Basketball Standings". Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved 2019-03-17.