7:00 PM ET, March 14, 2009
Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Utah wins defensive battle with San Diego St. to claim Mountain West title
LAS VEGAS -- Shaun Green's teammates couldn't believe the Utah forward had been saving such blinding speed for four years. He chased down Richie Williams from behind, poking the ball away from the San Diego State point guard right before the final buzzer.
• Utah will make its 27th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its first since 2005.
• Utah won its only other Mountain West tournament title in 2004.
• This is the third straight season that a two seed has won the Mountain West tournament.
• San Diego State last made the tournament finals in 2006 when it won the title.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-56 (.357)||15-45 (.333)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-15 (.333)||2-15 (.133)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-8 (.625)||20-27 (.741)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||10 (0/0)|