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Mountain West gets 4 teams in NCAA tournament

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Mountain West Conference got exactly what it wanted Sunday with four NCAA tournament bids and the highest seeding ever for one of its schools.

New Mexico (29-4) is the third seed in the East and will face No. 14-seed Montana in the opening round, with a possible second-round matchup against sixth-seeded Marquette.

Also heading to the Big Dance are San Diego State (25-8), which earned the league's automatic bid by winning the conference tournament, UNLV (25-8) and BYU (29-5).

The four teams are the most the league has ever sent to the NCAA tournament in its 11-year history.