UNLV Men's Basketball

Mountain West announces format for this year’s tournament at the Mack

Sam Morris

Fresno State coach Rodney Terry disputes an official's call during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against New Mexico Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 93-77.

Mountain West announces format for this year’s tournament at the Mack
UNLV Basketball:
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 (12:16 p.m.)
With all 11 men’s basketball teams once again eligible for postseason play, the league announced today that the Mountain West tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center would return to the format it used two years ago.
UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) defends against New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood (3) during their game Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
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rebels:
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Rebels Basketball:
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UNLV Basketball:
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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) looks to a pass he made to teammate forward Christian Wood (5) past Arizona players at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014.
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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn warms up for the Rebels' game against Utah at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014.
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Friday, June 12, 2015
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UNLV Quick Hits:
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High School Recruiting:
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Workers gather around the final steel beam during a topping off ceremony for the Las Vegas Arena on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Representatives from MGM Resorts International and AEG, contractors Hunt-Penta and elected officials were on hand to celebrate the installation of the arena's final steel beam. The $375 million arena is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.
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Analysis:
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UNLV athletic director  Tina Kunzer-Murphy cheers the Rebels on during their game against UNR Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Mackay Stadium in Reno. UNLV defeated UNR 27-22 to reclaim the Fremont Cannon.
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