The WAC Conference Tournament will be held from Tuesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 11 at the Orleans Arena and Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The WAC is comprised of 12 teams. Seeds 1 through 4 will get a bye to the second round, while seeds 5 through 12 will face off in the first round.
The winner of the tournament will get an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, and if the regular season champion does not win the conference tournament, that team will receive an automatic bid to the NIT. No WAC will receive an at-large bid into the tournament.
The WAC is the only conference in the country to not use conference records when determining seeding. Instead the WAC uses a resume seeding system, and seeds will be based on a formula that also accounts for the strength of non-conference games played and won.
While the best 12 teams by conference record will get to the tournament, their seeding is part of a system developed in consultation with Ken Pomeroy of KenPom.com. They are the only league to do anything like it in all of college basketball. We’ll update with the final seeding once the WAC posts it
2023 WAC Conference Tournament Bracket: Date, time, TV, live stream
* All times ET
March 7 First Round (Michelob Ultra Arena)
Game 1: No. 9 Abilene Christian 62, No. 8 California Baptist 69
Game 2: No. 12 UT Arlington 77, No. 5 Grand Canyon 82
Game 3: No. 10 UTRGV 70, No. 7 Tarleton State 74
Game 4: No. 11 Utah Tech 80, No. 6 Stephen F. Austin 76
March 9 Quarterfinals
Game 5: No. 8 California Baptist 51, No. 1 Sam Houston 64
Game 6: No. 5 Grand Canyon 84, No. 4 Seattle University 79
Game 7: No. 7 Tarleton State 58, No. 2 Utah Valley 72
Game 8: No. 11 Utah Tech 75, No. 3 Southern Utah 76
March 10 Semifinals
Game 9: No. 5 Grand Canyon 78, No. 1 Sam Houston 75
Game 10: No. 3 Southern Utah 89, No. 2 Utah Valley 88
March 11 Championship
Game 11: No. 5 Grand Canyon 84, No. 3 Southern Utah 66
Grand Canyon advances to the NCAA Tournament.
Odds to win WAC Conference Tournament from DraftKings Sportsbook
Sam Houston: +120
Utah Valley: +140
Stephen F. Austin: +700
Southern Utah: +800
Grand Canyon: +2000
California Baptist: +5000
Tarleton State: +8000
Abilene Christian: +15000
UT Arlington: +20000
Utah Tech: +35000