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WAC Women's Basketball Tournament

WAC Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
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2011 WAC Basketball Tournament logo.
Sport College basketball
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Orleans Arena
Current location Paradise, Nevada
Played 1991-present
Current champion Fresno State
Most championships Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (5)
Official website WACSports.com Women's Basketball

The Western Athletic Conference has held a postseason tournament to crown a women's basketball champion every year since 1991. At first the regular season champion hosted it but at its height, the tournament was held at larger urban venues. With the departure of the Mountain West Conference teams, the tournament had returned to campus, with each game in the tournament being held in one campus venue, each year. For 2011 and 2012, the tournament will be held at the Orleans Arena, part of the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.[1]

The winner of the WAC tournament is guaranteed a berth into the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship every year.

Past WAC Women's Basketball Tournament results

Year Winner Score Opponent Location
1991 Utah 86-69 Creighton Arena-Auditorium (Laramie, Wyoming)
1992 Creighton 74-63 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah
1993 BYU 53-50 Utah Delta Center (Salt Lake City, Utah)
1994 San Diego State 51-47 Colorado State Delta Center (Salt Lake City, Utah)
1995 Utah 64-57 San Diego State The Pit (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
1996 Colorado State 72-65 New Mexico The Pit (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
1997 San Diego State 56-50 Utah Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
1998 New Mexico 69-48 Rice Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
1999 SMU 65-49 Colorado State Thomas & Mack Center (Las Vegas, Nevada)
2000 Rice 71-67 SMU Selland Arena (Fresno, California)
2001 TCU 66-58 Hawaii Reynolds Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
2002 Louisiana Tech 53-50 Hawaii Reynolds Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
2003 Louisiana Tech 89-57 Fresno State Reynolds Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
2004 Louisiana Tech 76-52 Rice Save Mart Center (Fresno, California)
2005 Rice 86-66 Louisiana Tech Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
2006 Louisiana Tech 63-39 New Mexico State Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
2007 Boise State 49-39 New Mexico State Pan American Center (Las Cruces, New Mexico)
2008 Fresno State 72-56 New Mexico State Pan American Center (Las Cruces, New Mexico)
2009 Fresno State 56-49 Nevada Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
2010 Louisiana Tech 68-66 Fresno State Lawlor Events Center (Reno, Nevada)
2011 Fresno State 78-76 Louisiana Tech Orleans Arena (Las Vegas, Nevada)
2012 Fresno State 89-61 Louisiana Tech Orleans Arena (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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