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2008-2009 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 11 - 14, 2009
Tournament Champions: Utah
Tournament Runner Up: San Diego State
Tournament MOP/MVP: Luke Nevill (Utah, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: Luke Nevill (Utah, Sr.), Jimmer Fredette (Brigham Young, So.), Lorrenzo Wade (San Diego State, Sr.), Lawrence Borha (Utah, Sr.), Brandon Ewing (Wyoming, Sr.)
Championship Game Venue: Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, NV)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Jimmy Casas, Dan Chrisman, Martin Cota, Eric Curry, Mike Giarratano, David Hall, Verne Harris, Michael Irving, Shawn Lehigh, Ken Nielsen, Stan Reynolds, Larry Spalding, Bob Staffen, Scott Thornley
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Lorrenzo Wade (San Diego State, Sr.) (56)
Total Rebounds:Luke Nevill (Utah, Sr.) (35)
Total Assists:Luka Drca (Utah, Jr.) (14)
Total Steals:Carlon Brown (Utah, So.) (8)
Total Blocks:Luke Nevill (Utah, Sr.) (8)
Total Minutes:Lorrenzo Wade (San Diego State, Sr.) (110)
Total FIC:Luke Nevill (Utah, Sr.) (58.4)
Total Fouls:Tim Shelton (San Diego State, RS-Fr.) (12), Kim Tillie (Utah, Jr.) (12)
Total Turnovers:Brandon Ewing (Wyoming, Sr.) (11)
Total FGs:Lorrenzo Wade (San Diego State, Sr.) (18)
Total 3PM:Sean Ogirri (Wyoming, Sr.) (6), Shaun Green (Utah, Sr.) (6)
Total FTs:Luke Nevill (Utah, Sr.) (21)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Colorado State 67
9 Air Force 71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Brigham Young 80
9 Air Force 69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 San Diego State 71
5 UNLV 57
3 New Mexico 67
6 Wyoming 75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Utah 61
7 Texas Christian 58
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Brigham Young 62
4 San Diego State 64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Utah 68
6 Wyoming 55
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Utah 52
4 San Diego State 50

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
1 Brigham Young 24  80.00% 12  75.00%
9 Air Force 20  31.03% 16  0.00%
8 Colorado State 21  30.00% 12  25.00%
3 New Mexico 21  10  67.74% 12  75.00%
4 San Diego State 21  72.41% 11  68.75%
7 Texas Christian 14  16  46.67% 11  31.25%
5 UNLV 21  70.00% 56.25%
2 Utah 21  70.00% 12  75.00%
6 Wyoming 18  12  60.00% 43.75%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 11, 2009
#9 Air Force (W) #8 Colorado State (L) 71-67 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 20. Marcus Walker
REB: 6. Marcus Walker
AST: 5. Willis Gardner
PTS: 18. Evan Washington
REB: 7. Evan Washington
AST: 3. Anwar Johnson
Mar 12, 2009
#6 Wyoming (W) #3 New Mexico (L) 75-67 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 20. Dairese Gary
REB: 6. Roman Martinez
AST: 2. Nate Garth
PTS: 20. Brandon Ewing
REB: 8. Afam Muojeke
AST: 5. Brandon Ewing
Mar 12, 2009
#9 Air Force (L) #1 Brigham Young (W) 69-80 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 21. Jimmer Fredette
REB: 11. Jonathan Tavernari
AST: 7. Lee Cummard
PTS: 24. Anwar Johnson
REB: 7. Evan Washington
AST: 5. Andrew Henke
Mar 12, 2009
#7 Texas Christian (L) #2 Utah (W) 58-61 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 14. Shaun Green
REB: 7. Lawrence Borha
AST: 3. Luke Nevill
PTS: 20. Zvonko Buljan
REB: 7. Zvonko Buljan
AST: 3. Zvonko Buljan
Mar 12, 2009
#5 UNLV (L) #4 San Diego State (W) 57-71 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 20. Lorrenzo Wade
REB: 10. Lorrenzo Wade
AST: 4. Lorrenzo Wade
PTS: 26. Wink Adams
REB: 10. Tre'Von Willis
AST: 3. Tre'Von Willis
Mar 13, 2009
#6 Wyoming (L) #2 Utah (W) 55-68 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 23. Luke Nevill
REB: 15. Luke Nevill
AST: 8. Luka Drca
PTS: 13. Brandon Ewing
REB: 6. Tyson Johnson
AST: 2. Tyson Johnson
Mar 13, 2009
#4 San Diego State (W) #1 Brigham Young (L) 64-62 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 17. Jimmer Fredette
REB: 7. Chris Miles
AST: 4. Jimmer Fredette
PTS: 24. Lorrenzo Wade
REB: 8. Richie Williams
AST: 4. Matt Thomas
Mar 14, 2009
#4 San Diego State (L) #2 Utah (W) 50-52 Thomas & Mack Center PTS: 18. Luke Nevill
REB: 15. Luke Nevill
AST: 3. Luka Drca
PTS: 12. Lorrenzo Wade
REB: 15. Ryan Amoroso
AST: 4. Richie Williams