First off the game is a 7PM eastern tip on Versus which is the third network in three days for the Mountain West, so no reason to cast blame for people who had a tough time watching the tournament. However, if you are a DirecTv subscriber find alternate solutions to watch the game since the channel is still off the air.
Now onto the game, each team pulled off the upset in last nights game with UNLV over BYU, and San Diego State defeating New Mexico. The San Diego State win makes them pretty much a lock to the NCAA tournament, as is UNLV. However, there is a small amount of concern since Houston upset UTEP in the C-USA final, and that could mean one less at large spot if UTEP gets in.
UNLV has the home court advantage in this matchup since it is being played on their home court, so expect at least a 70-30 fan advantage for the Lobos, and expect UNLV to come out early feeding off the energy of the home crowd. Both teams played amazing basketball last night which should make tonights games as entertaining as the previous two rounds.
Look for the stars of both teams to continue their great play they have been showcasing in the tournament. The key player for San Diego State is Billy White who had a career high 28 points in last nights win, as well as super frosh Kawhi Leonard. As for the Rebels watchout for Tre'Von Willis who is their leader but he did suffer a minor ankle injury but is expected to play, and the other Rebel to watch out for Chace Stanback.