LOGAN, Utah – Utah State men’s basketball will enter the Mountain West Tournament as the No. 2 seed, facing the winner of New Mexico and Wyoming, on Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. (MT). The Lobos and Cowboys will meet in the opening round on Wednesday, March 13, at 2:30 p.m. (MT).
Boise State and Colorado State will open the Mountain West Tournament in the 8/9 game on Wednesday, March 13, at noon. Air Force and San José State will wrap up the first day of the tournament in the 6/11 game at 5 p.m.
Winners of the opening round will advance to the quarterfinals with the winner of Boise State/Colorado State facing No. 1-seeded Nevada on Thursday, March 14, at 1 p.m. (MT). San Diego State and UNLV follow in the 4/5 game at 3:30 p.m. (MT). Utah State will then take to the floor, with Fresno State closing out the night and facing the winner of the Air Force/San José State game at 9:30 p.m. (MT).
The semifinal games will be played on Friday, March 15, with the top of the bracket playing at 7 p.m. (MT), followed by the lower bracket, containing Utah State, at 9:30 p.m. (MT). The Mountain West Tournament will culminate with the championship game on Saturday, March 10, at 4 p.m. (MT). Fans can watch the first round games on the Mountain West Network, while the quarterfinal and semifinals can the been on the CBS Sports Network (DirecTV 221, Dish 158). The championship game can be seen live on CBS.
USU wrapped up the regular season as Mountain West regular season champions, sharing the title with Nevada as both teams finished with a 15-3 mark in the conference standings. The 15 victories marked the most of the Aggies since joining the Mountain West, the third-most league wins in school history and the third-most league wins in Mountain West history.
Utah State has been the No. 2 seed heading into a conference tournament seven times in school history and is 13-4 overall as the second seed. The second seed has the best winning percentage in the history of the Mountain West Tournament, as the No. 2 seed has compiled an overall mark of 36-10.
The Aggies advanced to the semifinal of the Mountain West Tournament for the first time in program history last season and is 5-5 overall in the tournament since joining the league.