Printable WAC Conference Tournament Bracket and Schedule for 2016

WAC Tournament bracket 2016

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Are you ready for one heck of a WAC (Western Athletic Conference) basketball tournament in 2016? Well, you better be because this year’s WAC conference tournament might be one of the most exciting we have seen in recent years.

It looks to be anything but “wack” as there are some big show-downs and lots on the line. Happening on Wednesday through Saturday March 9 through the 12th in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the stakes are high as the winner will be the WAC Champ as well as receive an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

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2016 Western Athletic Conference Tournament Schedule

March 10 Quarterfinals Schedule (WAC Sports Network)
GAME MATCHUP TIME (local)
Game 1: No. 5 vs. No. 4 5 p.m.
Game 2: No. 7 vs. No. 2 approx. 7:30 p.m.
Game 3: No. 6 vs. No. 3 approx. 10 p.m.
Semifinals Schedule: March 11 (WAC Sports Network)
GAME MATCHUP TIME (local)
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. No. 1 9 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3 approx. 11:30 p.m.
Championship Schedule: March 12 (ESPNU)
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 11 p.m.

Click here for schedules to all the men’s basketball conference tournaments.

This year’s tournament looks like it will be a lot more competitive than last year’s with 3 teams above .500 in league play and 2 teams with 10 wins in conference (not including Grand Canyon as the team is ineligible to play in postseason due to its first year in Division 1). In last year’s tournament New Mexico State rolled past Seattle in the championship game after trouncing Cal State Bakersfield and receiving the first round bye. The woman’s team for New Mexico state also won in 2015 with big victories over UT Pan American and Seattle U.

On the men’s side of the 2016 WAC basketball tournament, New Mexico gets the first round bye with its league best 12-1 record (21-9 overall). The # 2 seed is Cal State Bakersfield with a 10-3 league record (20-8 overall) will face off against Chicago State with the lowest seed at 0-14 league (4-26 overall). Utah Valley is the 4 seed (6-7 league, 12-16 overall) and will be squaring off against the #5 seed which looks like will be UT Rio Grande Valley (4-9 league, 8-20 overall). Seattle is the #3 seed (7-6 league, 13-14 overall) and will be up against the #6 seed which will likely be UMKC (3-10 league, 10-18 overall).

Over on the woman’s side, last year saw New Mexico State trounce UT Pan America in the championship game 70-52 after narrowly beating Seattle U 79-75. This year, the number 1 seed looks like it will be New Mexico State again with its 13-0 league record (24-3 overall). UT Rio Grande and Utah Valley, meanwhile, are slugging it out for the #2 seed as both are at 8-5 in league play.

Don’t forget to check out this year’s WAC tournament, both the men’s and woman’s, on March 9-12 as they look to be action packed with heated rivalries and big rematches from last year’s tournament.

You can download the PDF version of the WAC bracket at wacsports.com.

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