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Mountain West Announces 2019-20 Women's Basketball Schedule & #MWTakeover Media Event

Mountain West Announces 2019-20 Women's Basketball Schedule & #MWTakeover Media Event

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
– The Mountain West announced today the 2019-20 women’s basketball conference game slate along with the league’s plan to host #MWTakeover for the second consecutive season. Last season, the social media takeovers allowed the student-athletes and institutions to share what makes their programs and campuses unique.
  
The MW utilizes a scheduling format that allows each institution to play nine home games and nine road contests, it’s the seventh season the scheduling has been organized in this layout.
 
The 2019 Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship tips off on Sunday, March 1 and concludes with the championship final on Wednesday, March 4 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
 
The two-time regular season champion Boise State Broncos will start the league-season on Dec. 4 at home against New Mexico, who earned a bid to the WNIT last season and won 14 league games.
 
During #MWTakeover, Mountain West institutions will have access to the Mountain West Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for a single day. They will have the ability to broadcast to those watching what a day-in-the-life of a student-athlete is like at their institution. Fans are encouraged to watch, like and tweet along as the league’s women’s basketball teams invite you into their community.  
 
2019-20 MW BUCKETS & BULLETS
 
  • In 2019-20, Boise State’s head coach Gordy Presnell returns a talented roster that won 28 games last season and garnered the MW’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Broncos fell in the first round 80-75 in overtime and with the return of guards Braydey Hodgins and Riley Lupfer will look to win 20 games for the fourth consecutive season. The Broncos will participate in the preseason WNIT. They won a program record 16 league contests last season.  
  •  Wyoming announced the hire of Gerald Mattinson to lead the Cowgirls program on May 7th after the long, successful career of Joe Legerski. Mattinson is no stranger to the Wyoming program, having served on the team’s bench as associate head coach for the past 12 years. He will lean on Taylor Rusk who returns for her senior campaign after she averaged 33 minutes and almost 10 points per game last season.
  •  Fresno State in 2019-20 will miss recent graduate and dominant guard Candice White, but will pass the torch to talented student-athletes in junior guard Aly Gamez and forward Maddi Utti. The duo each started all 32 games last season, scoring in double-digits and having a significant rebounding effect.
  •  A 24-7 record is how the New Mexico Lobos closed last season, with head coach Mike Bradbury winning more than 20 games each of the last two seasons. The team will return All-MW selection Aisia Robertson following injury and will return sharpshooters in Ahlise Hurst and 2018-19 MW Freshman of the Year Jayla Everett.   

Tuesday, December 3
Fresno State at UNLV
 
Wednesday, December 4
Wyoming at Air Force
New Mexico at Boise State
Colorado State at San Diego State
San José State at Utah State
 
Saturday, December 7
Air Force at Nevada
Boise State at Colorado State
Utah State at Fresno State
Wyoming at New Mexico
San Diego State at San José State
 
Wednesday, January 1
Boise State at Wyoming
Nevada at Colorado State
San Diego State at Fresno State
San José State at New Mexico
UNLV at Utah State
 
Saturday, January 4
UNLV at Air Force
Nevada at Boise State
Colorado State at Wyoming
Fresno State at San José State
Utah State at San Diego State
 
Wednesday, January 8
Air Force at Utah State
Boise State at UNLV
New Mexico at Fresno State
San José State at Nevada
Wyoming at San Diego State
 
Saturday, January 11
New Mexico at Air Force
San Diego State at Boise State
San José State at Colorado State
Utah State at Nevada
Wyoming at UNLV
 
Wednesday, January 15
Air Force at Boise State
Colorado State at New Mexico
Fresno State at San Diego State
Nevada at Wyoming
UNLV at San José State
 
Saturday, January 18
Air Force at Colorado State
Boise State at Utah State
Wyoming at Fresno State
San Diego State at Nevada
UNLV at New Mexico
 
Wednesday, January 22
Utah State at Air Force
Colorado State at Fresno State
Nevada at UNLV
New Mexico at San José State
San Diego State at Wyoming
 
Saturday, January 25
San José State at Air Force
Fresno State at Boise State
Utah State at Colorado State
Nevada at New Mexico
UNLV at San Diego State
 
Wednesday, January 29
Air Force at Fresno State
Boise State at San José State
Colorado State at Nevada
New Mexico at San Diego State
Wyoming at Utah State
 
Saturday, February 1
Boise State at Nevada
Colorado State at UNLV
Fresno State at New Mexico
San Diego State at Utah State
San José State at Wyoming
 
Wednesday, February 5
Nevada at Air Force
Wyoming at Boise State
Fresno State at Colorado State
Utah State at UNLV
 
Saturday, February 8
Air Force at San Diego State
Utah State at Boise State
UNLV at Fresno State
Nevada at San José State
New Mexico at Wyoming
 
Wednesday, February 12
Boise State at Air Force
Colorado State at Utah State
San José State at Fresno State
UNLV at Nevada
San Diego State at New Mexico
 
Saturday, February 15
Air Force at San José State
Boise State at San Diego State
Wyoming at Colorado State
Fresno State at Utah State
New Mexico at UNLV
 
Wednesday, February 19
Fresno State at Air Force
San José State at Boise State
UNLV at Colorado State
New Mexico at Nevada
Utah State at Wyoming
 
Saturday, February 22
Air Force at Wyoming
Boise State at New Mexico
Colorado State at San José State
Nevada at Fresno State
San Diego State at UNLV
 
Monday, February 24
Air Force at New Mexico
UNLV at Boise State
San Diego State at Colorado State
Wyoming at Nevada
Utah State at San José State
 
Thursday, February 27
Colorado State at Air Force
Fresno State at Wyoming
Nevada at San Diego State
New Mexico at Utah State
San José State at UNLV
 
 2020 MW Women’s Basketball Championship
Thomas & Mack Center (18,000)
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
First Round
Sunday, March 1
Women’s First Round #1                                 2 p.m. PT
Women’s First Round #2                            4:30 p.m. PT
Women’s First Round #3                                 7 p.m. PT
 
Quarterfinal Round
Monday, March 2
Women’s Quarterfinal #1                                   Noon PT
Women’s Quarterfinal #2                            2:30 p.m. PT
Women’s Quarterfinal #3                                 6 p.m. PT
Women’s Quarterfinal #4                            8:30 p.m. PT
 
Semifinal Round
Tuesday, March 3
Women’s Semifinal #1                                    6 p.m. PT
Women’s Semifinal #2                               8:30 p.m. PT
 
Championship
Wednesday, March 4
Women’s Championship Game                         7 p.m. PT
 
Home teams in bold
All dates and times subject to change.