2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 4 Bracket Update, TV Schedule

2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 4 Bracket Update, TV Schedule The championship game is here Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Boise State vs. San Diego State for the title The 2022 Mountain West basketball tournament has been one of the best …

2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 4 Bracket Update, TV Schedule


The championship game is here


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Boise State vs. San Diego State for the title

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The 2022 Mountain West basketball tournament has been one of the best so far and that includes with all but one game seeing the higher seed coming out on top.

The championship game is set after Boise State defeated Wyoming to earn its first ever championship appearances, and San Diego State edging out Colorado State as the first “upset” with the lower-seeded Aztecs getting the victory.

The title game is on over-the-air CBS and tips at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT in what should be another entertaining college basketball game.

Wednesday, March 9

Game 1: Nevada 79, New Mexico 72

Game 2: Utah State 83, Air Force 56

Game 3: Fresno State 69, San Jose State 67 (OT)

Thursday, March 10 (Quarterfinals)

Game 4: Boise State 71, Nevada 69

Game 5: Wyoming 59, UNLV 56

Game 6: Colorado State 53, Utah State 51

Game 7: San Diego State 53, Fresno State 46

Friday, March 11 (Semifinals)

Game 8: Boise State 68, Wyoming 61

Game 9: San Diego State, 63, Colorado State 58

Saturday, March 12 (Championship)

Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner 6 p.m. ET, TV: CBS (Watch for free with FuboTV Trial)


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2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 3 Results, Highlights

2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 3 Results, Highlights Semifinals lived up to the hype Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Title game is set The Mountain West basketball tournament has gone chalk the entire tournament, that is until No. 3 seeded …

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Semifinals lived up to the hype


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Title game is set

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The Mountain West basketball tournament has gone chalk the entire tournament, that is until No. 3 seeded San Diego State defeated No. 2 Colorado State, 63-58.

Boise State defeated the Wyoming Cowboys to advance to their first time ever since joining the conference, and they won 68-61.

Enjoy these highlights from a very competitive and fun Mountain West semifinals.

Saturday’s title game will featre No. 1 Boise State vs. No. 3 San Diego State.

GAME 8: Boise State 68, Wyoming 61

GAME 9: San Diego State, 63, Colorado State 58


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2022 Mountain West Tournament Semifinal Projections

2022 Mountain West Tournament Semifinal Projections Who do the computers like? Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire What will the title game look like? For the first time in a long time, the top four seeds of the Mountain West tournament made it …

2022 Mountain West Tournament Semifinal Projections


Who do the computers like?


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What will the title game look like?

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For the first time in a long time, the top four seeds of the Mountain West tournament made it to the semifinals of the conference tournament.

San Diego State will be taking on Colorado State in what should be an epic game as will Boise State vs. Wyoming in the No. 1 vs. No. 4 matchup

Weeks leading up to the conference tournament we looked at TeamRankings.com who provided predictions for the Mountain West tournament.

Heading into the semifinals, San Diego State is the favorite to win the conference tournament. The Aztecs have been the favorite to win the conference tournament for at least a month.

San Diego State is now given just under 33% chance to win it all followed by Boise State, Colorado State, and Wyoming in the fourth spot.

This conference tournament has been one of the most competitive and fun of all 30-plus out there. Any of these four teams can win it all and currently San Diego State vs. Boise State is the most likely conference championship.


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Mountain West tournament: (1) Boise State Vs. (4) Wyoming

Contact/Follow @MWCwire Which high-powered offense will win? Game: (1) Boise State Vs. (4) Wyoming Time: 9:30 PM EST TV: CBS Sports Network STREAM: FuboTV – Get a seven day free trial The Mountain West tournament semifinals will take place on Friday …

 


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Which high-powered offense will win?

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Game: (1) Boise State Vs. (4) Wyoming

Time: 9:30 PM EST

TV: CBS Sports Network

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The Mountain West tournament semifinals will take place on Friday – Today, we’ll look at Wyoming facing Boise State; the winner faces Colorado State/San Diego State. The four remaining teams are virtual NCAA Tournament locks; all that awaits is the Selection Show on Sunday. Wyoming solidified their spot by beating UNLV on Thursday, as Xavier DuSell showed some March Magic with a late-game jumper. 

Boise caught a break on Thursday — Nevada’s Kenan Blackshear had an uncontested look from deep, but the shot fell short, and the Broncos advanced. It wasn’t a premier defensive performance, allowing 1.01 points per possession, which is more than the average. The Broncos need the elite defense to show up against the Cowboys’ lethal offense to make a title game appearance. 

Graham Ike has struggled in the last six games, making only 31 of his last 87 shots attempts (35%.) A lot of Ike’s success comes from drawing fouls, but his production dropped dramatically during Wyoming’s recent struggles. He scored 19 and 33 points in the two regular-season matchups against the Broncos. 

Hunter Maldonado also struggled in the win over UNLV, but showing the ability to win despite not getting scoring from your top-two players shows the depth of Jeff Linder’s team. Even when Maldonado isn’t scoring, he’s constantly making his teammates better. 

Players to watch:

Boise State: Emmanuel Akot

There’s only one point guard taller in the Mountain West than Maldonado, and it’s Emmanuel Akot, a 6-foot-8 versatile guard, who scored 24 points in the quarterfinal win over Nevada. Akot won’t get directly directly down to the basket by Maldonado, so that changes the game for Wyoming.

Wyoming: Xavier DuSell

 DuSell hasn’t replicated the numbers of his freshman campaign, shooting only 34 percent from three due to injuries and inconsistent play. He’s only 7 for his last 28 from outside. That number has to improve if Wyoming reaches its ceiling, winning multiple games in the Big Dance. 

Prediction:

Wyoming 73

Boise State 68

The Broncos don’t have enough offensive firepower to keep pace with Wyoming’s dangerous offensive punch. That will be the ultimate difference-maker in the semifinal matchup. 


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2022 Mountain West Tournament: San Diego St. vs. Colorado St, Preview, How To Watch, More

San Diego St vs Colorado St: Game Preview, How To Watch. A classic defense vs offense matchup Contact/Follow @aztecbreakdown The Colorado St. Rams (2) look to prove their last victory against the San Diego State Aztecs (3) wasn’t a fluke. TV: CBS …

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The Colorado St. Rams (2) look to prove their last victory against the San Diego State Aztecs (3) wasn’t a fluke.

TV: CBS Sports Network

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KenPom Prediction: 64-63 Aztecs

The Rams were the favorite to win the conference this preseason. The Aztecs were chosen to finish in second. Turns out the voters were just slightly off.

The head to head series was split. The Aztecs won by 30 in Viejas arena, and the Rams won by 1 in Moby.

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It is a fun matchup as one of the nations best defenses goes up against one of the nations best offenses.

Both teams played close games yesterday. The Rams beat the Aggies by 2 on a clutch sequence where Isaiah Stevens drove into the paint and hit a cutting Chandler Jacobs for the layup.

The Aztecs had made some free throws in the closing seconds, something they’ve struggled with all season, and then Nathan Mensah collected his 4th block of the game to seal the victory.

The winner will be determined by who can play their style better. The Rams will bring their ball movement and ability to score from just about anywhere. Having the conference player of the year won’t hurt either. The Aztecs will bring their swarming defense and try to take the Rams out of their rhythm. They’ll also hope to get a better contribution from first team all conference player Matt Bradley, who was largely ineffective against Fresno while facing double and triple teams all game.

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Mountain West Tournament: Boise State Tops Nevada To Advance To Semifinals

Mountain West Tournament: Boise State Tops Nevada To Advance To Semifinals Broncos move on to the net round Contact/Follow @MWCwire Nevada’s season is over Boise State squeaks past Nevada, 71-69, advancing to the tournament semi-finals to face …

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Nevada’s season is over

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Boise State squeaks past Nevada, 71-69, advancing to the tournament semi-finals to face fourth-seeded Wyoming.

Both teams came out ready for battle in the semi-final game. At the U16 media timeout, Nevada would lead 12-9, shooting 71% from the field. Boise State would go 4-7 from the field early, scoring all of their points inside the paint. The Wolf Pack would keep the pressure on the Broncos, making nine of their first 11 shots from the field. Nevada would see an early 22-15 lead with 12 minutes left in the first half. Boise State would perform a complete 180 and closed the first half on an 18-5 run to put the Bronco’s up 38-33 at halftime. Boise State shot 60% from the field in the first half, compared to Nevada’s 46%.

Coming out onto the court for the second half, Boise State was able to continue the great offensive performance. After a continuing back and forth battle from both teams, the Broncos were able to jump to a 61-49 lead with just eight minutes left in the game. Grant Sherfield scored seven of the Wolf Pack’s next nine points to cut the lead to just four at 62-58 with 6:52 left to play in the game. Emmanuel Akot scored back-to-back baskets, including a three-pointer to pull away a bit. The Broncos led 67-60 with just under five minutes left in the game. Warren Washington went to the free-throw line with four minutes left to bring the game to within three. With 90 seconds left in the game, Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit a layup to bring the game to within two, 71-69. Unfortunately for Nevada, that is the score the game would at, following a missed last-minute three-point attempt by Kenan Blackshear.

Boise State was led by their third-leading scorer, Emmanuel Akot. Akot finished with 22 points in-game and proved to be too much for Nevada to handle. The 6’8 guard went 8-15 from the field, adding in four triples as well. Also finishing in double digits for the Broncos were Marcus Shaver Jr. and Abu Kigab who finished with 15 points and 11 points respectively. For Nevada, it was no other than Grant Sherfield leading the way. Sherfield finished with 25 points on 50% shooting from the field and added six assists to the game total. Desmond Cambridge Jr. finished with 16 points, while Warren Washington added 13 points to give Sherfield some help on the offensive end. Nevada finished shooting 44% from the field but struggled shooting the ball from deep, finishing 6-21 from beyond the arc. 

Up next for Boise State, the Broncos face the fourth-seeded Wyoming Cowboys Friday at 6:30 PM PST. 


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2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 2 Results, Highlights

2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 2 Results, Highlights Semifinals are set Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Day 2 is in the books. The 2022 Mountain West basketball tournament has been on fire with the quarterfinal games all ending up being …

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Day 2 is in the books.

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The 2022 Mountain West basketball tournament has been on fire with the quarterfinal games all ending up being single-digit outcomes. The favorites advancing to the semifinals basically means that the Mountain West is guaranteed to be a four-bid conference, and will have its best NCAA Tournament showing in years.

These games. from Thursday were all can’t miss, but if somehow you did we have highlights of the four games.

Game 4: Boise State 71, Nevada 69

Game 5: Wyoming 59, UNLV 56

Game 6: Colorado State 53, Utah State 51

Game 7: San Diego State 53, Fresno State 46


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2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 3 Bracket Update, TV Schedule

2022 Mountain West Tournament Day 3 Bracket Update, TV Schedule Semifinals are set Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Top seeds are winning The 2022 Mountain West basketball tournament has been amazing so far and especially the quarterfinal set …

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Semifinals are set


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Top seeds are winning

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The 2022 Mountain West basketball tournament has been amazing so far and especially the quarterfinal set of games. All four games were extremely close and went down to the wire.

The top four seeds have made it to the semifinals and that is a rare feat as the Mountain West has usually one or two upsets along the way. The 2022 version is all chalk but not without having many exciting games that all came down to just a few possessions.

Below is the bracket and updated schedule for the semifinal games, and if they are anything like the quarterfinal games then we are in for a real treat.

Wednesday, March 9

Game 1: Nevada 79, New Mexico 72

Game 2: Utah State 83, Air Force 56

Game 3: Fresno State 69, San Jose State 67 (OT)

Thursday, March 10 (Quarterfinals)

Game 4: Boise State 71, Nevada 69

Game 5: Wyoming 59, UNLV 56

Game 6: Colorado State 53, Utah State 51

Game 7: San Diego State 53, Fresno State 46

Friday, March 11 (Semifinals)

Game 8: Boise State vs. Wyoming, 9:30 p.m. ET, TV: CBS Sports Network (Watch for free with FuboTV Trial)

Game 9: Colorado State vs. San Diego State, 12 a.m. ET, TV: CBS Sports Network (Watch for free with FuboTV Trial)

Saturday, March 12 (Championship)

Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner 6 p.m. ET, TV: CBS (Watch for free with FuboTV Trial)


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2022 Mountain West Tournament: Colorado State Escapes vs. Utah State, 53-51

2022 Mountain West Tournament: Colorado State Escapes vs. Utah State, 53-51 Rams hit game-winner to advance to semifinals Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Of course, refs made an appearance Colorado State needed a last-second shot to hold off …

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Of course, refs made an appearance

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Colorado State needed a last-second shot to hold off No. 7 seeded Utah State to move onto the semifinal round of the Mountain West tournament.

With the game tied at 51, Isaiah Stevens drove to the basket and when Aggie defenders collapsed on him, Stevens found Chandler Jones who received the pass and scored what would be the game-winner.

The game was not a clean one, hence the low scoring game and there was one play that will be discussed and it was the charge against Utah State’s Justin Bean late in the game.

The Aggies were down two points with under 20 seconds left as they stole the ball from the Rams. Bean was going hard down the court, got a pass, and tried to split two defenders. Contact was made but it seemed that neither Rams player was set and the contact was made but it did not seem a charge was warranted.

The case against Bea was that he was going fast and a bit out of control trying to get a late bucket. CBS Sports’ college basketball analyst Wally Szczerbiak was not a fan of the call against Utah State.

Colorado State got the win despite their star player David Roddy scoring just 13 points, and as a team, the Rams shot just 3 of 18 from beyond the arc.

Head coach Niko Medved felt this team was not 100% ready for the game as some were nervous to play Utah State.

“I thought there were some nerves for some guys tonight, a little bit. You know, I know these guys enough to sense it, you know, kind of fumbling the ball a little bit,” Medved said. “And this is a little bit of a — even though we’ve been in a lot of the games, this is a different stage. I think we’ll play a little bit looser for tomorrow.”

The Aggies were the No. 7 seed and that was more due to their inconsistent play compared to their talent which at times was on par with the top teams in the Mountain West. That showed as the Aggies lost by just two points to the Rams.

Colorado State is now going to the semifinals where it will tip off in the late spot at Midnight Eastern on CBS Sports Network and will face the winner between No. 6 Fresno State or No. 3 San Diego State.


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2022 Mountain West Tournament: Wyoming vs. UNLV Preview, How To Watch, Odds

No. 4 Wyoming vs. No. 5 UNLV WHEN: March 10, 2022, 3:30 PM MST WHERE: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV TV: CBS Sports Network THIS YEAR: The Cowboys and Rebels met once this season, a UNLV Win on March 2, That game was also in Las Vegas. Line: …

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No. 4 Wyoming vs. No. 5 UNLV

WHEN: March 10, 2022, 3:30 PM MST

WHERE: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

TV: CBS Sports Network

THIS YEAR: The Cowboys and Rebels met once this season, a UNLV Win on March 2, That game was also in Las Vegas.

Line: Wyoming -1

O/U: 136.0

After a crazy final week of the season, we have finally reached the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament. Yesterday we had an exciting opening round of the Mountain West Tournament, and today’s quarterfinal’s are shaping up to be no different. 

Today’s second Quarterfinal game features one of the most interesting match ups of the day: Wyoming and UNLV. The Cowboys and Rebels met a week ago in this same arena with UNLV winning 64-57. This game potentially has a lot of implications for next week’s NCAA Tournament as Wyoming is currently sitting on the good side of the bubble when it comes to getting into the Big Dance. The Rebels are not currently projected to make it to the Big Dance, however, a big conference tournament run on their home court and the Rebels could play spoiler to all the Mountain West teams hoping to be playing next week. With the stakes being what they are, this game takes on a much bigger significance.

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Let’s look at how each team can win this game:

How UNLV can win:

UNLV beat the Cowboys a week ago by hitting timely 3 pointers and getting to the line more than the Cowboys did. To repeat last week’s victory the Rebels are going to need more of the same. This year UNLV definitely has the advantage in guard play as compared to Wyoming. Bryce Hamilton has been a monster all year and hopes to keep that going against the Cowboys. The Rebels also need to force players other than Ike and Maldonado to be the one’s who beat them. Keeping the Cowboys’ role players quiet will be huge because it makes Wyoming’s offense very one dimensional. 

X Factor for UNLV: Royce Hamm Jr. 

How Wyoming can win:

The Cowboys looked poised to make a fight for the top seed in the tournament two weeks ago, but the Cowboys collapsed a little over the last two weeks of the season, losing four of their last seven games. One of the biggest factors in each of those four losses has been the inability to defend the three-point shot, with their Opponents making 42 percent from beyond the arc.

The Cowboys have also struggled to get to the free throw line as of late. Getting to the line is a huge key to the Cowboy’s success as a team and the Cowboys have struggled to adjust to not getting to the line as often. The Cowboys will win today if they get production from their guys not named Ike or Maldonado. Graham Ike and Hunter Maldonado have the ability to take games over but the Cowboys are at their best when their other starters are clicking. When Drake Jefferies or Xavier DuSell are hot the Cowboys are very hard to beat.

X Factor for Wyoming: Jeremiah Oden

Prediction

I think this game is going to be a higher scoring game than last week, and that plays more into the Cowboys favor. Wyoming has not lost a game where they have scored 70 or more points. The Cowboys edge out the Rebels to advance the the Semi-Finals

Wyoming 77, UNLV 69