10 March 2014

2014 Mountain West Tournament Predictions

And here we have another conference tournament kicking off in Sin City and it is that of the Mountain West Conference, which has been in Paradise, Nevada for all but three years of its conference history (Denver from 2004-2006). Now we always talk about how the UNLV Runnin' Rebels have the advantage of the tourney being held on their home floor, but they have not won the championship since 2008. New Mexico has won the conference two years in a row, could they make it a threepeat?

Here are my 2014 Mountain West Tournament predictions.

First Round - March 12th
#9 Colorado State vs. #8 Utah State - Mountain West Digital Network, 5:00
Pick: Utah State

#10 Air Force vs. #7 Fresno State - Mountain West Digital Network, 7:30
Pick: Fresno State

#11 San Jose State vs. #6 Boise State - Mountain West Digital Network, 10:00
Pick: Boise State

Quarterfinals - March 13th
#8 Utah State vs. #1 San Diego State - CBS Sports Network, 3:00
Pick: San Diego State

#5 Wyoming vs. #4 UNLV - CBS Sports Network, 5:30
Pick: UNLV

#6 Boise State vs. #3 Nevada - CBS Sports Network, 9:00
Pick: Boise State

#7 Fresno State vs. #2 New Mexico - CBS Sports Network, 11:30
Pick: New Mexico

Semifinals - March 14th
#4 UNLV vs. #1 San Diego State - CBS Sports Network, 9:00
Yes, UNLV has the homecourt, but the Aztecs have smoked them twice already and will do it again.
Pick: San Diego State

#6 Boise State vs. #2 New Mexico - CBS Sports Network, 11:30
This feels like a tournament trap game with the Lobos looking ahead to another showdown with the Aztecs. Give me the Broncos.
Pick: Boise State

Championship - March 15th
#6 Boise State vs. #1 San Diego State - CBS, 6:00
The Aztecs only won the series by a combined five points this year. You know what, I'm gonna live on the edge and pull a shocker right here.
Pick: Boise State

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