Nevada is the team to beat in the Mountain West, but a few other teams could legitimately make some noise. While UNLV will have the advantage of playing on its home court, that hasn’t helped in previous years. In fact, UNLV hasn’t won a conference tournament since Wink Adams won tourney MVP in 2008. Bubble teams across the nation that exhaled after BYU’s loss last night will now turn their attention to the MWC. If any team other than Nevada wins the MWC tourney, a bid will be stolen.
Let’s jump into the bracket to see who could realistically challenge Nevada to determine if there is any value in the futures market. I will finish up with ATS predictions for each of the Mountain West games today.
2018 Mountain West Tournament Overview
Dates: Mar. 7-Mar. 10
Location: Thomas & Mack Center – Las Vegas
Defending Champion: Nevada
Notable Injuries: Fresno guard Jaron Hopkins (OUT), Wyoming guard Louis Adams (probable), Wyoming guard Hunter Maldonado (?), Utah State guard Koby McEwen (probable), Utah State guard Sam Merrill (probable)
All 11 league teams head to Vegas to play in the Mountain West tournament, with the bottom six seeds squaring off in today’s three play-in games. The winners will join the top five seeds (Nevada, Boise State, Fresno State, New Mexico, San Diego State) in the quarterfinals on Thursday.