| 03.17.2018

WAC Women’s Basketball Tournament scenarios


1. Seattle U- The first-place Redhawks can finish the season no worse than second place, and by beating Idaho, while Utah State loses at least one game, Seattle U will win the regular season outright. If the Redhawks do beat the Vandals and Utah State wins out, a tiebreaker will be in place. If Seattle U loses to Idaho and Utah State wins out, the Aggies will claim the regular season title.

2. Utah State- With two remaining games, Utah State is guaranteed a ticket to the WAC Tournament semifinal, as either the No. 1 or 2 seed. If the Aggies win twice and Seattle U. loses to Idaho, Utah State will be the league’s No. 1 squad.

3. Idaho- The Vandals are locked into the No. 3 seed at the WAC Tournament and will play one of four teams that have the potential to finish sixth.

4-7. UTSA, Denver, La. Tech and San Jose State- All four teams sit at 8-8 and each will rely on two remaining games to decide their fate at the WAC Tournament. Three will avoid play-in games and one will be forced into a game with New Mexico State, Texas State and Texas-Arlington.

8. New Mexico State- The Aggies have UTA and La. Tech left on their schedule and with at least one win, NMSU will clinch eighth place. If UTA and Texas State both win out, and NMSU loses its remaining two games, a three-way tiebreaker will be in place.

9. Texas State-The Bobcats have a rigorous schedule remaining and would need to beat both Utah State and San Jose State in order to set up a tiebreaker with New Mexico State for eighth place. With one win and one loss, the Bobcats will be in a tiebreaker with UTA, should the Mavericks win out.
10. Texas-Arlington- Both UTA and Texas State have identical WAC records and have lost their past three games. UTA has Denver and New Mexico State remaining and like Texas State, would need to win out to challenge NMSU for eighth place. The Mavericks could also jump up to ninth or remain in 10th.

Theo Lawson can be reached at arg-sports@uidaho.edu

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