2020 Mountain West Conference women’s basketball tournament: Matchups, players to know & more

The 2020 Mountain West Conference women’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The tournament is set to begin March 1 and run through March 4, taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas – the home of UNLV.

Each of the conference’s 11 teams makes the tournament.

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Here is the schedule of the Mountain West tournament.

MARCH 1 – FIRST ROUND

No. 8 Nevada vs. No. 9 New Mexico (5 p.m. ET)

No. 7 Air Force vs. No. 10 Colorado State (7:30 p.m. ET)

No. 6 San Diego State vs. No. 11 Utah State (10 p.m. ET)

MARCH 2 – QUARTERFINAL

No. 1 Fresno State vs. First Round Winner (3 p.m. ET)

No. 4 San Jose State vs. No. 5 UNLV (5:30 p.m. ET)

No. 2 Boise State vs. First Round Winner (9 p.m. ET)

No. 3 Wyoming vs. First Round Winner (11:30 p.m. ET)

MARCH 3 – SEMIFINAL

Winner Quarterfinal vs. Winner Quarterfinal (9 p.m. ET)

Winner Quarterfinal vs. Winner Quarterfinal. (11:30 p.m. ET)

MARCH 4 – FINAL

Winner Semifinal vs. Winner Semifinal (11 p.m. ET)

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MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

5 PLAYERS TO KNOW

AYZHIANA BASALLO, SAN JOSE STATE: Ayzhiana Basallo is a sophomore point guard for San Jose State. She’s led the conference in scoring with 19 points per game.

HALEY CAVINDER, FRESNO STATE: Haley Cavinder is a freshman for Fresno State. She’s second in scoring in the conference, averaging 15.9 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game.

MADDI UTTI, FRESNO STATE: Maddi Utti is a junior at Fresno State averaging 15.9 points per game as well, along with 8.8 rebounds per game.

RODJANAE WADE, UNLV: Rodjanae Wade is a senior center at UNLV. She’s averaging 14.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, along with being the conference leader in rebounding.

JAYDE CHRISTOPHER, BOISE STATE: Jayde Christopher is a redshirt senior guard with Boise State. She’s among the leaders in assists in the conference with eight per game, averaging 6.9 points per game.

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2019 CHAMPION

Boise State was the defending Mountain West Conference tournament champion. Braydey Hodgins was the tournament’s MVP.