Mountain West Announces Format for 2016 Basketball Championships


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West announced the format for the 2016 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, which will be played March 7-12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

The 20-game tournament tips off on Monday, March 7 with three women’s first-round contests featuring the No. 6 through No. 11 seeds. The women’s quarterfinals will be held on Tuesday, March 8 followed by the men’s first round and women’s semifinals on Wednesday, March 9. The men’s quarterfinals are set for Thursday, March 10. The women’s championship game is set to tip off at 12 p.m. PT on Friday, March 11, followed by the men’s semifinal games that evening. The tournament will conclude with the men’s championship game on Saturday, March 12, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. PT. 

Broadcast information will be announced at a later date. 

VIP all-session tickets, good for all 20 games of the 2016 Mountain West Basketball Championships, are available for $695 and $450. Reserved all-session tickets are available for $250 and $220. All-session tickets for the 2016 Mountain West Basketball Championships are on sale now at MW member institution box offices. Single-session tickets will be available for purchase starting on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the Thomas & Mack Center box office or through UNLVTickets.com. For information, please call 702-739-FANS.

2016 MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN’S AND MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Times are Tentative and Pacific Time Zone)

MONDAY, MARCH 7
Session #1 – Women’s First Round 
Game #1 2:00 p.m. #8 Women’s Seed vs. #9 Women’s Seed Thomas & Mack
Game #2 4:30 p.m. #7 Women’s Seed vs. #10 Women’s Seed Thomas & Mack 
Game #3 7:00 p.m. #6 Women’s Seed vs. #11 Women’s Seed Thomas & Mack

TUESDAY, MARCH 8
Session #2 – Women’s Quarterfinals
Game #4 12 noon #1 Women’s Seed vs. Game #1 Winner Thomas & Mack 
Game #5 2:30 p.m. #4 Women’s Seed vs. #5 Women’s Seed Thomas & Mack

Session #3 – Women’s Quarterfinals
Game #6 6:00 p.m. #2 Women’s Seed vs. Game #2 Winner Thomas & Mack 
Game #7 8:30 p.m. #3 Women’s Seed vs. Game #3 Winner Thomas & Mack

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
Session #4 – Men’s First Round
Game #8 11:00 a.m. #8 Men’s Seed vs. #9 Men’s Seed         Thomas & Mack 
Game #9 1:30 p.m. #7 Men’s Seed vs. #10 Men’s Seed         Thomas & Mack
Game #10 4:00 p.m. #6 Men’s Seed vs. #11 Men’s Seed         Thomas & Mack 

Session #5 – Women’s Semifinals
Game #11 6:30 p.m. Game #4 Winner vs. Game #5 Winner Thomas & Mack
Game #12 9:00 p.m. Game #6 Winner vs. Game #7 Winner Thomas & Mack

THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Session #6 – Men’s Quarterfinals
Game #13 12 noon #1 Men’s Seed vs. Game #8 Winner         Thomas & Mack
Game #14 2:30 p.m. #4 Men’s Seed vs. #5 Men’s Seed         Thomas & Mack

Session #7 – Men’s Quarterfinals
Game #15 6:00 p.m. #2 Men’s Seed vs. Game #9 Winner         Thomas & Mack
Game #16 8:30 p.m. #3 Men’s Seed vs. Game #10 Winner Thomas & Mack

FRIDAY, MARCH 11
Session #8
Game #17 12:00 p.m. Women’s Championship Game         Thomas & Mack

Session #9 – Men’s Semifinals
Game #18 6:00 p.m. Game #13 Winner vs. Game #14 Winner         Thomas & Mack 
Game #19 8:30 p.m. Game #15 Winner vs. Game #16 Winner         Thomas & Mack

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
Session #10
Game #20 3:00 p.m. Men’s Championship Game         Thomas & Mack