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Mountain West Tournament 2012: Bracket Is Set, TCU Is The No. 5 Seed

The 2012 Mountain West Conference tournament begins on Thursday March 8 and is taking place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. San Diego State and New Mexico tied for the best league record, however after going through the tie-breakers the top seed belongs to San Diego State due to their season sweep over TCU.

TCU finished with a 7-7 conference record which earned them the No. 5 seed for the conference tournament and they will be taking on Colorado State.

Here is the complete schedule of the tournament:

Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 8 - First Round
Game Matchup Time Coverage
1 No. 1 San Diego St. Aztecs vs. No. 8 Boise St. Broncos 3 p.m. ET The Mtn. HD
2 No. 4 Colorado St. Rams vs. No. 5 TCU Horned Frogs 5:30 p.m. ET The Mtn. HD/CBS Sports Network
3 No. 2 New Mexico Lobos vs. No 7 Air Force Falcons 9 p.m. ET The Mtn. HD
4 No. 3 UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs. No. 6 Wyoming Cowboys 11:30 p.m. ET The Mtn. HD/CBS Sports Network
Friday, March 9 - Semifinals
Game Matchup Time Coverage
5 MWC Semifinal 1 9 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network
6 MWC Semifinal 2 11:30 p.m. ET CBS Sports Network
Saturday, March 10 - Championship
Game Matchup Time Coverage
7 Championship Game 7 p.m. ET NBC Sports

For more on TCU head over to Frogs O' War, and for updates about the Mountain West go visit Mountain West Connection.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.