Mountain West Madness

PROVO, Utah - Less than 400 tickets are still available in the BYU section for the Mountain West Conference Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas, March 8-11.

Tickets are available by calling the BYU ticket office at 378-BYU1 or 800-322-BYU1 (2981).

The ticket package for the entire tournament, including both men's and women's games, starts at $135. BYU fans should purchase their tickets through the BYU ticket office to guarantee seating in the BYU section and to ensure the university is credited with its guaranteed allotment of ticket sales for the tournament.

The inaugural Mountain West Conference tournament is being played at the Thomas & Mack Center and features men's and women's teams from each of the eight Mountain West Conference schools.

The hotel designations for the 2000 Mountain West Conference basketball tournament have been finalized and both the BYU men's and women's teams are being hosted at the AmeriSuites Hotel. The hotel has set aside a fan rate for Mountain West Conference fans. The fan rate and the hotel's general reservations number is as follows:

AmeriSuites

Reservations: 702/369-3366

MWC Fan Rate: $89

GAME TIMES:

Mountain West Women's Basketball Championship

Wednesday, March 8 - Quarterfinals

Noon - #3 Seed vs. #6 Seed

2:30 p.m. - #2 Seed vs. #7 Seed

6:00 p.m. - #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed

8:30 p.m. - #1 Seed vs. #8 Seed

Friday, March 10 - Semifinals

Noon - #3/#6 winner vs. #2/#7 winner

2:30 p.m. - #4/#5 winner vs. #1/#8 winner

Saturday, March 11 - Finals

9:30 p.m. - Semifinal winners (live on espn2)

Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship

Thursday, March 9 - Quarterfinals

#3 Seed vs. #6 Seed

#2 Seed vs. #7 Seed

#4 Seed vs. #5 Seed

#1 Seed vs. #8 Seed

***Note - times for quarterfinal games shall be determined once

final seeds are established. UNLV shall play in the second

session throughout the championship schedule.

Friday, March 10 - Semifinals

6:00 p.m. - #3/#6 winner vs. #2/#7 winner

9:00 p.m. - #4/#5 winner vs. #1/#8 winner

Saturday, March 11 - Finals

7:00 p.m. - Semifinal winners