UNLV is coming off a hard fought victory in Viejas Arena over San Diego State and face another tough challenge against a Rams squad that is still looking for that marquee upset victory to put on their NCAA Tournament resume.
The Runnin' Rebels flipped a switch on Wednesday night and finished out a game on a high point for the first time this season. It just so happened to be in one of the most important games on the season for UNLV.
The nationally ranked New Mexico Lobos outscored the host Boise St. Broncos in the final stretches of regulation time and overtime to escape Boise with a gutsy, hard-fought win, taking hold of first place as the only remaining undefeated Mountain West Conference team in the early part of conference play.
The Mountain West Conference stands as the third best conference in the nation in RPI and second in the nation according to USA Today's Jeff Sagarin. MW Connection looks at these two polls as well as ratings from CBSSports.com and ESPN.
The San Diego St. Aztecs and New Mexico Lobos climbed while the UNLV Rebels and Wyoming Cowboys fell in the national polls released Monday. MW Connection has the comparisons as well as Monday's RPI numbers for the league as well as power rankings and other rankings.
The Wyoming Cowboys announced early Monday that Luke Martinez, the team's second leading scorer, has been suspended indefinitely for his role in an off-campus altercation on Dec. 30, 2012 in which the senior broke his hand.
Week 11 marks the second week of Mountain West Conference men's basketball and it's a doozy, with the league's contenders all going head to head both Wednesday and Saturday. MW has the schedule or you as well as our weekly poll.