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Breaking down the Mountain West basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Mountain West Conference Championship, which will be hosted in Las Vegas, NV.

San Diego State Aztecs guard Malachi Flynn motions as he dribbles the ball up court in the first half against the Air Force Falcons at Clune Arena.  Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 Mountain West Basketball Championships will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will begin with three first-round games on Wednesday, March 4th and run through the title game on Saturday, March 7th.

The first day’s games will be streamed on Mountain West Network while the quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship game will be broadcast by CBS Sports. All times Eastern.

March 4 (Mountain West Network)

Game 1: No. 9 Air Force 77-10 No. 8 Fresno State, 3 p.m. ET
Game 2: No. 7 New Mexico 79-66 No. 10 San Jose State vs. 5:30 p.m. ET
Game 3: No. 11 Wyoming 80-74 No. 6 Colorado State 8 p.m. ET

March 5 (CBS Sports Network)

Quarterfinal 1: No. 9 Air Force 60-73 No. 1 San Diego State, 2:30 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 2: No. 5 Boise State 67-61 No. 4 UNLV, 5:00 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 3: No. 7 New Mexico 70-75 No. 2 Utah State, 9:00 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 4: No. 11 Wyoming 74-71 No. 3 Nevada, 11:30 p.m. ET

March 6 (CBS Sports Network)

Semifinal 1: No. 5 Boise State 68-81 No. 1 San Diego State, 9:00 p.m. ET
Semifinal 2: No. 11 Wyoming 82-89 No. 2 Utah State 11:30 p.m. ET

March 7 (CBS)

Championship: No. 2 Utah State 59-56 No. 1 San Diego State, 5:30 p.m. ET

San Diego State ran away with the Mountain West Conference, with their only loss this season to UNLV, and are still in contention for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Utah State Aggies rank 42 in KenPom and 38 in NET ratings, and could benefit from getting to the finals even if they cannot beat the Aztecs.