2016 Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Mountain West Conference women's basketball tournament was a postseason women's which was held on March 7–11, 2016 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado State defeated Fresno State to win their 2nd Mountain West title, 3rd overall for the first time since 2001 and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Tournament.

2016 Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201516
Teams11
SiteThomas & Mack Center
Paradise, NV
ChampionsColorado State (3rd title)
Winning coachRyun Williams (1st title)
MVPElin Gustavsson (Colorado State)
Attendance8,420
TelevisionMWN
2015–16 Mountain West Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#22 Colorado State180 1.000  312  .939
Fresno State153 .833  2212  .647
Boise State126 .667  1911  .633
San Jose State117 .611  1317  .433
UNLV99 .500  1814  .563
New Mexico99 .500  1715  .531
Utah State810 .444  1417  .452
Wyoming612 .333  1316  .448
San Diego State612 .333  1219  .387
Nevada414 .222  525  .167
Air Force117 .056  129  .033
2016 MWC Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

Teams are seeded by conference record, with a ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary.

Seed School Conf (Overall) Tiebreaker
#1 Colorado State 18–0 (28–1)
#2 Fresno State 15–3 (19–10)
#3 Boise State 12–6 (19–10)
#4 San Jose State 11–7 (13–16)
#5 New Mexico 9–9 (16–13) 1–1 vs. UNLV
#6 UNLV 9–9 (16–13) 1–1 vs. UNM
#7 Utah State 8–10 (13–16)
#8 San Diego State 6–12 (11–18) 2–0 vs. WYO
#9 Wyoming 6–12 (13–15) 0–2 vs. SDSU
#10 Nevada 4–14 (5–24)
#11 Air Force 1–17 (1–28)

Schedule

Game Time* Matchup# Television TV Announcers MW Radio Announcers
First round – Monday, March 7
1
2:00 pm
#8 San Diego State vs. #9 Wyoming
MWN Rich Cellini & Krista Blunk Nate Kreckman & Robert Smith
2
4:30 pm
#7 Utah State vs. #10 Nevada
Brett Grant & Robert Smith
3
7:00 pm
#6 UNLV vs. #11 Air Force
Mitch Moss & Marty Fletcher
Quarterfinals – Tuesday, March 8
4
Noon
#1 Colorado State vs. #8 San Diego State
MWN Rich Cellini & Krista Blunk
5
2:30 pm
#4 San Jose State vs. #5 New Mexico
6
6:00 pm
#2 Fresno State vs. #7 Utah State
7
8:30 pm
#3 Boise State vs. #6 UNLV
Semifinals – Wednesday, March 9
8
6:30 pm
#1 Colorado State vs. #5 New Mexico
MWN Rich Cellini & Krista Blunk
9
9:00 pm
#2 Fresno State vs. #6 UNLV
Championship – Friday, March 11
10
Noon
#1 Colorado State vs. #2 Fresno State
MWN Rich Cellini & Krista Blunk
*Game Times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

  First Round
Monday, March 7
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Quarterfinals
Tuesday, March 8
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Semifinals
Wednesday, March 9
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Championship
Friday, March 11
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  1 Colorado State 53  
    8 San Diego State 41  
8 San Diego State 62
9 Wyoming 44  
  1 Colorado State 60  
  5 New Mexico 42  
       
       
  4 San Jose State 51
    5 New Mexico 65  
     
       
  1 Colorado State 55
  2 Fresno State 54
       
       
  2 Fresno State 55
    7 Utah State 47  
7 Utah State 59
10 Nevada 35  
  2 Fresno State 66
  6 UNLV 60  
       
       
  3 Boise State 65
    6 UNLV 71  
6 UNLV 55
11 Air Force 42  

References

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