For the fourth-straight year, BYU has won the regular season MWC crown. This week, the Cougars also hope to win their fourth-straight MWC tournament title.
PROVO -- With its 2-1 win over No. 24-ranked Utah on Saturday, No. 24 BYU clinched its fourth-straight Mountain West Conference title and earned the No. 1 seed in this week's MWC tournament.
The Cougars finished the regular season with a perfect 6-0-0 record in conference play and a 14-5-0 record overall. Going into this week's tournament, BYU has won three-straight MWC tournaments. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women's College Cup.
The second seed went to Utah, which finished MWC play with a 4-1-1 record and an 11-2-3 record overall. New Mexico grabbed the third seed with a 3-2-1 finish, while the fourth seed was earned by San Diego State with its 3-3-0 league record. Both UNLV and Air Force finished with 2-4-0 conference records to tie for fifth place, but the Rebels were awarded the fifth spot by virtue of defeating the Falcons in their head-to-head matchup earlier this season. With the sixth slot going to Air Force, the seventh seed went to Wyoming, which finished the regular season with an 0-6-0 mark.
By winning last year's MWC tournament, BYU earned the right to host this year's tournament. Play begins Wednesday, Nov. 6 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 9, with all games being played at South Field on the campus of BYU. Below is a schedule of tournament games, all times are Mountain Standard (MST). The number before each team refers to its seeding position for the tournament.
OPENING ROUND: Wednesday, Nov. 6
Game 1: 2 p.m. No. 2 Utah vs. No. 7 Wyoming
Game 2: 4:30 p.m. No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 6 Air Force
Game 3: 7 p.m. No. 4 SDSU vs. No. 5 UNLV
*BYU, the No. 1 seed, receives a first-round bye.
SEMIFINALS: Thursday, Nov. 7
Game 4: 4:30 p.m. Game 2 winner (UNM or AFA) vs. Game 3 winner (Utah or Wyoming)
Game 5: 7 p.m. No. 1 BYU vs. Game 1 winner (SDSU or UNLV)
FINALS: Saturday, Nov. 9
12 p.m. Championship game between semifinals winners.
Tickets can be purchased at the South Field gate before each game or by calling 1-800-322-BYU1 (2981) or, locally, 378-BYU1. Prices for all-tournament passes, as set by the MWC, are $15 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and children under 12. Single-game tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors, students and children under 12.