Air Force win sends Wolf Pack into Mountain West Tournament
With Air Force’s victory over San José State today, Nevada has clinched a spot in the 2019 Mountain West Tournament. The tournament will be held in Reno at Don Weir Field at Peccole Park beginning May 23.
The Wolf Pack finished conference play with a three-game sweep last week at San José State to give it a 14-16 MW record. Following the necessary sweep to stay alive, and the Spartans and Air Force series not ending in a sweep, Nevada has now reached the conference tournament all four years under head coach T.J. Bruce.
Fresno State clinched the Mountain West regular-season title and will serve as the No. 1 seed. San Diego State will be the No. 2 seed for the second year in a row.
Nevada still has a chance to be the No. 3 seed in the tournament, if intrastate rival UNLV loses its final two games to MW champion Fresno State, and the Spartans defeat the Falcons in Saturday’s series finale. This would create a three-way tie between Nevada, SJSU and UNLV, with the tiebreaker giving Nevada and SJSU the three and four seeds, respectively. Should the Rebels win one of their games, or the Falcons come away with the victory on Saturday, Nevada will serve as the No. 4 seed with UNLV at the three spot.
Tickets for the Mountain West tournament are available online or by calling (775) 348-PACK. This will be the first time Nevada has hosted since 2015, the year it won its first-regular season MW title.