2017 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 7
Site Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Champions New Mexico State (3rd title)
Winning coach Mark Trakh (3rd title)
MVP Moriah Mack (New Mexico State)
Television ESPNU
WAC DN
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 WAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 14 0   1.000     24 7   .774
Cal State Bakersfield 10 4   .714     15 14   .517
Seattle 10 4   .714     15 18   .455
UTRGV 8 6   .571     19 14   .576
Grand Canyon* 7 7   .500     15 12   .556
UMKC 4 10   .286     10 19   .345
Utah Valley 3 11   .214     9 22   .290
Chicago State 0 14   .000     0 29   .000
2017 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for WAC Basketball Tournament as part of reclassification from Division II

The 2017 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament is an upcoming tournament which will be held on March 9–12, 2017 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The #1 seed in the tournament will receive a first round bye to the semifinals. Grand Canyon will not compete in the 2017 women's basketball tournament. As a D2 to D1 transitioning school, they are ineligible to compete in the NCAA tournament until the 2018 season, so they can not win the conference tournament since the winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. However Grand Canyon is eligible to win the regular season title and is eligible to compete in the WNIT or WBI should they be invited. The winner of the WAC Tournament earns an automatic trip to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Seeds

2017 WAC Women's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1. New Mexico State 14–0 23–6
2. Seattle 10–4 13–16 2–0 vs. Cal State Bakersfield
3. Cal State Bakersfield 10–4 15–13 0–2 vs. Seattle
4. Texas–Rio Grande Valley 8–6 18–12
5. UMKC 4–10 9–18
6. Utah Valley 3–11 8–21
7. Chicago State 0–14 0–28

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 8
1
1
2:00 PM
#4 UT-Rio Grande Valley vs. #5 UMKC
WAC DN
733
2
4:30 PM
#2 Seattle vs. #7 Chicago State
3
7:00 PM
#3 Cal State Bakersfield vs. #6 Utah Valley
Semifinals – Friday, March 10
2
4
12:00 PM
#1 New Mexico State vs. #5 UMKC
ESPN3
5
2:30 PM
#2 Seattle vs. #6 Utah Valley
Championship Game – Saturday, March 11
3
6
1:00 PM
#1 New Mexico State vs. #2 Seattle
ESPN3
851
*Game Times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 8
Semifinals
Friday, March 10
Championship
Saturday, March 11
                           
       
  1 New Mexico State 71  
    5 UMKC 63  
4 UT-Rio Grande Valley 69
  5 UMKC 77  
    1 New Mexico State 63
  2 Seattle 48
  2 Seattle 78  
7 Chicago State 60  
2 Seattle 61
    6 Utah Valley 60  
3 Cal State Bakersfield 53(OT)
  6 Utah Valley 59  

See also

References

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