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Mountain West announces changes to 2020-21 basketball format

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 22:07:43-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — According to a release, the Mountain West Conference announced changes to the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball formats on Monday.

The Conference will move to a 20-game schedule under a modified format that will play out over 11 weeks within the context of state, county and local guidelines.

In the new format, teams will face each other in a two-game series in the same week with a one-day break between contests.

Each school will have five home and five road series, reducing the regular travel schedule by four weeks to help mitigate potential virus exposures.

The reason for the change is to lessen the possible spread of COVID-19 and significantly reduce the amount of travel for teams.

League play will begin in December and conclude the last week of February.