2009 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2009 Mountain West Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2008–09
Teams9
SiteThomas & Mack Center
Paradise, NV
ChampionsUtah (2nd title)
Winning coachJim Boylen (1st title)
MVPLuke Nevill Utah
TelevisionMountainWest Sports Network,
CSTV, Versus
Post-Mountain West Conference
tournament(s)
2009 NIT, 2009 NCAA,
2009 CBI, 2009 CIT
Mountain West Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2008 2010»
 
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2009 Mountain West Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2008–09
Teams9
SiteThomas & Mack Center
Paradise, NV
ChampionsUtah (2nd title)
Winning coachJim Boylen (1st title)
MVPLuke Nevill Utah
TelevisionMountainWest Sports Network,
CSTV, Versus
Post-Mountain West Conference
tournament(s)
2009 NIT, 2009 NCAA,
2009 CBI, 2009 CIT
Mountain West Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2008 2010»

The 2009 Mountain West Conference men's basketball tournament was played at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 11–14, 2009. The tournament was sponsored by Conoco. The quarterfinal was broadcast live on the MountainWest Sports Network, the semifinal games on CBS College Sports Network, and the championship game on Versus. All games were available in HD.

Second-seeded Utah, one of three teams that shared the regular season conference title, defeated San Diego State 52–50 to claim the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Of note, this was the first time that UNLV failed to make the championship game of the tournament when they were hosting. The Rebels did not play in the 2001 tournament due to a postseason ban.

Regular season[edit]

Standings
ConfOverallPost-tournament play
SeedSchoolWLWLTournamentEliminated
1Brigham Young*124246NCAA1st round
2Utah*124219NCAA1st round
3New Mexico*1242110NIT2nd round
4San Diego State115218NITSemifinals
5UNLV97219NIT1st round
6Wyoming791812CBI1st round
7Texas Christian5111416
8Colorado State412921
9Air Force016920

Tournament bracket[edit]

 First round
Wednesday, March 11
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 12
Semifinals
Friday, March 13
Championship
Saturday, March 14
                   
     
 1 BYU80 
  9 Air Force69 
8 Colorado State67
9 Air Force71 
 1 BYU62 
 4 San Diego State64 
     
     
 4 San Diego State71
  5 UNLV57 
    
     
 4 San Diego State50
 2 Utah52
     
     
 3 New Mexico67
  6 Wyoming75 
    
     
 6 Wyoming55
 2 Utah68 
     
     
 2 Utah61
  7 TCU58 
    

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