Mountain West Announces 2016-17 Men's Basketball Conference Schedule, Tournament Format

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2016-17 Mountain West men's basketball Conference schedule was released today. The schedule format for the 11-member lineup includes eight home-and-home series and two one-time games. Each institution will play nine home contests and make nine road trips during the Conference portion of the season. This is the fourth year that the MW has utilized the 18-game format since expanding to its current membership in 2013-14.

Today's release represents the first phase in the 2016-17 men's basketball schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN will initiate a selection procedure which will include the shifting of Wednesday games to Tuesday and Saturday games to Sunday. The national television selections should be completed by the middle of August. Regional partner ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Network on Campus Insiders will begin their picks after the national television lineup has been announced.

The 2016-17 MW schedule begins on Wednesday, December 28 with five contests. The Conference season plays out over 10 weeks and concludes on Saturday, March 4. League play will determine the seeding for the 2017 MW Men's Basketball Championship held March 8-11 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Individual MW institutions will release game times and non-conference schedules in the coming weeks.

Additionally, the Conference announced the format and game times for the 2017 MW Men’s Basketball Championship. The 10-game tournament begins on Wednesday, March 8 with three first-round games. The men’s quarterfinals are set for Thursday, March 9 with a pair of semifinal contests on Friday, March 10. The tournament will conclude with the men’s championship game on Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m. PT.

All-session and VIP tickets are on sale now at individual MW institution’s athletic ticket office.

2016-17 MOUNTAIN WEST MEN’S BASKETBALL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
 
Wednesday, December 28
Air Force at Wyoming
Boise State at Utah State
UNLV at Colorado State
Fresno State at New Mexico
San José State at Nevada

Saturday, December 31
Utah State at Air Force
Colorado State at Boise State
Nevada at Fresno State
New Mexico at San Diego State
Wyoming at UNLV

Wednesday, January 4
Boise State at UNLV
Colorado State at San José State
New Mexico at Utah State
San Diego State at Nevada
Wyoming at Fresno State

Saturday, January 7
Air Force at Colorado State
Fresno State at San José State
Nevada at New Mexico
San Diego State at Boise State
UNLV at Utah State

Wednesday, January 11
Fresno State at Air Force
San José State at San Diego State
UNLV at New Mexico
Utah State at Wyoming

Saturday, January 14
Boise State at Fresno State
Nevada at Wyoming
New Mexico at Colorado State
San José State at Air Force
Utah State at San Diego State

Wednesday, January 18
Air Force at Nevada
Colorado State at Fresno State
New Mexico at Boise State
San Diego State at UNLV
Wyoming at San José State

Saturday, January 21

Air Force at UNLV
Boise State at San José State
Colorado State at Utah State
Fresno State at Nevada
Wyoming at New Mexico

Wednesday, January 25
Nevada at Boise State
San Diego State at Air Force
San José State at Colorado State
UNLV at Wyoming
Utah State at New Mexico

Saturday, January 28
Boise State at Wyoming
Colorado State at San Diego State
Fresno State at Utah State
New Mexico at Nevada
UNLV at San José State

Wednesday, February 1
Air Force at Fresno State
Boise State at Colorado State
Nevada at Utah State
New Mexico at UNLV
Wyoming at San Diego State

Saturday, February 4
Colorado State at UNLV
San Diego State at Fresno State
San José State at New Mexico
Utah State at Boise State
Wyoming at Air Force

Wednesday, February 8
Fresno State at Wyoming
New Mexico at Air Force
San Diego State at San José State
UNLV at Nevada
Utah State at Colorado State

Saturday, February 11

Air Force at Boise State
Fresno State at Colorado State
Nevada at San Diego State
San José State at UNLV
Wyoming at Utah State

Wednesday, February 15
Boise State at New Mexico
Colorado State at Wyoming
Nevada at Air Force
San Diego State at Utah State
San José State at Fresno State

Saturday, February 18
Air Force at San José State
New Mexico at Fresno State
UNLV at San Diego State
Utah State at Nevada
Wyoming at Boise State

Wednesday, February 22
Boise State at Nevada
Colorado State at New Mexico
Fresno State at San Diego State
UNLV at Air Force
Utah State at San José State

Saturday, February 25
Air Force at Utah State
Nevada at UNLV
New Mexico at Wyoming
San Diego State at Colorado State
San José State at Boise State

Wednesday, March 1
Air Force at San Diego State
Fresno State at Boise State
Nevada at San José State
Utah State at UNLV
Wyoming at Colorado State

Saturday, March 4
Boise State at Air Force
Colorado State at Nevada
San Diego State at New Mexico
San José State at Wyoming
UNLV at Fresno State

2017 MW Men’s Basketball Championship

Wednesday, March 8
Men’s First Round
#8 Seed vs. #9 Seed    11 a.m.
#7 Seed vs. #10 Seed    1:30 p.m.
#6 Seed vs. #11 Seed    4 p.m.

Thursday, March 9
Quarterfinals
#1 Seed vs. #8/9 Seed    Noon
#4 Seed vs. #5 Seed    2:30 p.m.
#2 Seed vs. #7/10 Seed     6 p.m.
#3 Seed vs. #6/11 Seed 8:30 p.m.

Friday, March 10
Semifinals
Men’s Semifinal #1    7 p.m.
Men’s Semifinal #2    9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 11
Championship
Championship Game    3 p.m.

Times listed for the MW championship are PT
Home teams in bold
All dates subject to change