Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference Mountain West Conference
Number of teams 11
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Thomas & Mack Center
Current location Paradise, Nevada
Played 2000–present
Last contest 2018
Current champion San Diego State
Most championships San Diego State (5)
TV partner(s) CBS Sports Network, CBS
Official website TheMWC.CSTV.com Men's Basketball
Host stadiums

Thomas & Mack Center (2000-2003)
Pepsi Center (2004-2006)

Thomas & Mack Center (2007-present)
Host locations

Denver, Colorado (2004-06)

Paradise, Nevada (2000-2003, 2007-present)

The Mountain West Conference men's basketball tournament is held annually to determine the men's basketball champion from the Mountain West Conference. The winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, although they did not in the 1999–2000, the conference's first year in existence. The Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada has hosted the most tournaments (15), including the last 11 consecutive tournaments.

New Mexico and San Diego State have each won the tournament four times, the most of any team.[1] The No. 2 seed has won the tournament eight times, the most of any seed. The lowest seed to win the tournament was Colorado State as a No. 6 seed in 2003.[1]

Results[edit]

Year Winner Score Runner up Tournament MVP Venue
2000 UNLV 79–56 BYU Mark Dickel, UNLV Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2001 BYU 69–65 New Mexico Mekeli Wesley, BYU Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2002 San Diego State 78–75 UNLV Randy Holcomb, San Diego State Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2003 Colorado State 62–61 UNLV Matt Nelson, Colorado State Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2004 Utah 73–70 UNLV Nick Jacobson, Utah Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
2005 New Mexico 60–56 Utah Danny Granger, New Mexico Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
2006 San Diego State 69–64 Wyoming Marcus Slaughter, San Diego State Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
2007 UNLV 78–70 BYU Kevin Kruger, UNLV Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2008 UNLV 76–61 BYU Wink Adams, UNLV Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2009 Utah 52–50 San Diego State Luke Nevill, Utah Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2010 San Diego State 55–45 UNLV Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2011 San Diego State 72–54 BYU Jimmer Fredette, BYU Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2012 New Mexico 68–59 San Diego State Drew Gordon, New Mexico Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2013 New Mexico 63–56 UNLV Tony Snell, New Mexico Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2014 New Mexico 64–58 San Diego State Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2015 Wyoming 45–43 San Diego State Josh Adams, Wyoming Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2016 Fresno State 68–63 San Diego State Marvelle Harris, Fresno State Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2017 Nevada 79–71 Colorado State Jordan Caroline, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2018 San Diego State 82–75 New Mexico Trey Kell, San Diego State Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada

All-time tournament record by team[edit]

Updated through the 2018 Tournament:

School W L Pct. Championships Finals appearances Championship years Championship
appearances
San Diego State 27 14 .659 5 10 2002, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2018 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Utah ^ 13 10 .565 2 3 2004, 2009 2004, 2005, 2009
UNLV 27 15 .643 3 8 2000, 2007, 2008 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
BYU ^ 14 11 .560 1 5 2001 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2011
New Mexico 18 15 .545 4 6 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014 2001, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018
Fresno State 5 5 .500 1 1 2016 2016
Nevada 5 5 .500 1 1 2017 2017
Utah State 5 5 .500 0 0
Colorado State 14 18 .438 1 2 2003 2003, 2017
Wyoming 12 18 .400 1 2 2015 2006, 2015
Boise State 3 7 .300 0 0
TCU ^ 2 7 .222 0 0
Air Force 4 19 .174 0 0
San Jose State 0 4 .000 0 0

^ No longer a Mountain West member.

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mountain West Conference" (PDF). themw.com. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  2. ^ Mountain West Conference Official Athletic Site[permanent dead link]