Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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 season, 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.

Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Number of teams11
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumThomas & Mack Center
Current locationParadise, Nevada
Played2000–present
Last contest2020
Current championUtah State Aggies
Most championshipsSan Diego State Aztecs (5)
TV partner(s)CBS Sports Network, CBS
Official websiteTheMWC.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)

San Diego State have won the tournament five 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]

ResultsEdit

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
2019 Utah State 64–57 San Diego State Sam Merrill, Utah State Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2020 Utah State 59–56 San Diego State Sam Merrill, Utah State Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2021 Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2022 Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada
2023 Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada

All-time tournament record by teamEdit

Updated through the 2020 Tournament:

School W L Pct. Championships Finals appearances Championship years Championship
appearances
Utah State 11 5 .688 2 2 2019, 2020 2019, 2020
San Diego State 34 16 .680 5 12 2002, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2018 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
UNLV 27 17 .614 3 8 2000, 2007, 2008 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
Utah ^ 13 10 .565 2 3 2004, 2009 2004, 2005, 2009
BYU ^ 14 11 .560 1 5 2001 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2011
New Mexico 20 17 .541 4 6 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014 2001, 2005, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018
Fresno State 6 7 .462 1 1 2016 2016
Nevada 6 7 .462 1 1 2017 2017
Colorado State 14 20 .412 1 2 2003 2003, 2017
Wyoming 14 20 .412 1 2 2015 2006, 2015
Boise State 5 9 .357 0 0
TCU ^ 2 7 .222 0 0
Air Force 6 21 .222 0 0
San Jose State 0 6 .000 0 0

^ No longer a Mountain West member.

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

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