Mountain West Sends Two Men's Basketball Teams to NCAA Tournament
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Two Mountain West teams will participate in the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship with Sunday's bracket announcement. Mountain West regular-season champion San Diego State received an at-large bid, joining Mountain West tournament champion and automatic qualifier New Mexico in the 68-team field.
No. 4 Seed San Diego State Aztecs vs. No. 13 Seed New Mexico State Aggies - West Region
Thursday, March 20 - 6:57 p.m. PT
Veterans Memorial Arena - Spokane, Wash.
Number 4 seed San Diego State (29-4) received its third straight NCAA at-large selection after capturing the Mountain West regular-season crown and advancing to the championship of the MW tournament. The Aztecs will square off against Western Athletic Conference tournament champion and No. 13 seed New Mexico State (26-9) in the West Region on Thursday, March 20 at Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Wash. San Diego State is making a school-record fifth straight appearance, and 10th overall, in the NCAA tournament, including a Sweet 16 run in 2011.
A Closer Look at San Diego State:
No. 7 Seed New Mexico Lobos vs. No. 10 Seed Stanford Cardinal - South Region
Friday, March 21 - 12:40 p.m. CT
ScottTrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.
New Mexico (27-6) claimed the Mountain West tournament crown and earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with a 64-58 victory over San Diego State on Saturday. The Lobos, who earned a No. 7 seed in the South Region, will take on No. 10 seed and Pac-12 at-large selection the Stanford Cardinal (21-12) on Friday, March 21 at ScottTrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. This marks the Lobos' fourth NCAA tournament appearance in five years and 15th overall.
A Closer Look at New Mexico: