Las Vegas – The 17th-ranked Runnin’ Rebels took out Wyoming, 74-63, on Saturday during Senior Night in front of a sold-out crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center to finish the regular season undefeated at home for the first time in 20 years. The Rebels completed the season in third place in the Mountain West, one game out of first, earning the No. 3 seed for the Conoco MW Men’s Basketball Championship, which will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center, Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10.
The Runnin’ Rebels (25-7, 9-5) will face No. 6 seed Wyoming (20-10, 6-8) in the 8:30 p.m. quarterfinal game on Thursday, which will be televised live on both The Mtn. and CBS Sports Network.
No. 21/23 San Diego State enters the MW Tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second time in the league’s 13-year history. The Aztecs finished in a tie with fellow co-champion New Mexico and won the tiebreaker by virtue of their 2-0 record vs. TCU during MW play this season.
SDSU (24-6, 10-4) will face No. 8 seed Boise State (13-16, 3-11) on Thursday at 12 p.m. (The Mtn.), followed by No. 4 seed Colorado State (19-10, 8-6) vs. No. 5 seed TCU (17-13, 7-7) at 2:30 p.m. (The Mtn./CBS Sports Network). No. 2 seed New Mexico (24-6, 10-4) will play No. 7 seed Air Force (13-15, 3-11) at 6 p.m. (The Mtn.)