LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10: Head coach Tim Miles of the Colorado State Rams gestures as his team takes on the New Mexico Lobos in a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. New Mexico won 67-61. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The Colorado St. Rams are the No. 4 seed in the 2012 Mountain West Conference Tournament. Can they win the league's automatic NCAA Tournament bid?
The 2012 Mountain West Tournament has been set after Saturday's regular season-ending games put to rest any questions on how the standings would shape up. The No. 1 San Diego St. Aztecs took the top spot after tying the New Mexico Lobos with the a 10-4 conference record. The tiebreaker that resulted in the Aztecs gaining the No. 1 seed came as a result of going 2-0 against the TCU Horned Frogs. The Aztecs defeated the Horned Frogs on Saturday.
With New Mexico in the No. 2 spot, the UNLV Rebels took No.3 and the Colorado St. Rams took No. 4. The Air Force Falcons tied with the Boise St. Broncos with league-worst 3-11 records. However, Air Force won the tiebreaker and will face New Mexico. The Falcons lost by 39 and 30 points, respectively, in their two games against the Lobos this season.
Click here for a printable PDF bracket for the 2012 Mountain West Tournament. All games take place March 8-10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The full schedule is below:
|Thursday March 8|
|No. 1 San Diego State vs. No. 8 Boise State||1:00 p.m.||MTN HD|
|No. 4 Colorado State vs. No. 5 TCU||3:30 p.m.||MTN HD/CBS Sports Network HD|
|No. 2 New Mexico vs. No. 7 Air Force||7:00 p.m.||MTN HD|
|No. 3 UNLV vs. No. 6 Wyoming||9:30 p.m.||MTN HD/CBS Sports Network HD|
|Friday, March 9|
|Winner Quarterfinal #1 vs. Winner Quarterfinal #2||7:00 p.m.||CBS Sports Network HD|
|Winner Quarterfinal #1 vs. Winner Quarterfinal #2||9:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network HD|
|Saturday, March 10|
|Winner Semifinal #1 vs. Winner Semifinal #2||5:00 p.m.||NBC Sports Network HD|