Full Court Press: San Diego State With Another Big Victory

On Tuesday, Colorado State moved to 2-0 in conference play after taking down Boise State, 66-55. Wednesday saw Wyoming get its first conference victory over Air Force, 66-55, UNLV score 101 points in their victory over TCU, 101-78, and San Diego State use a 15-0 run late in the game to take down New Mexico, 75-70. With the Aztecs victory, they have put themselves in the driver's seat to win the Mountain West Conference.

San Diego State is now 2-0 in conference play with both wins over the only two other serious contenders for the Mountain West crown. From here up until the Aztecs rematch with the Runnin' Rebels in February, San Diego State shouldn't have much trouble getting more W's. The Aztecs also have used those two victories to skyrocket their RPI up to 29, good enough for third best in the Mountain West.

Today's slate of Mountain West games should be interesting, with New Mexico @ UNLV headlining the weekend.

Wednesday's Best Game: San Diego State @ New Mexico

This game was expected to be close and it was, up until San Diego State went on a 15-0 run about halfway through the second half. New mexico just couldn't climb back into the game after that and eventually went down 75-70. This sets up an important game between UNLV and New Mexico this weekend.

Here are the current Mountain West standings:

By Record:

Team Conference Record Overall Record
San Diego State 2-0 16-2
Colorado State 2-0 13-4
UNLV 1-1 17-3
New Mexico 1-1 15-3
Wyoming 1-1 15-3
Air Force 1-1 11-5
Boise State 0-2 10-7
TCU 0-2 10-7

By RPI:

Team RPI
UNLV 9
Colorado State 19
San Diego State 31
New Mexico 58
Wyoming 98
TCU 125
Air Force 155
Boise State 164

Saturday's Games:










Game to watch on Saturday: New Mexico @ UNLV

This is essentially an early must-win game for both teams. The Thomas & Mack Center is expected to be sold out and both teams should play well, making for a great game.

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