Stakes are getting high in the Mountain West Conference as Week 12 hits. Can the New Mexico Lobos defend their league lead,? Will the Colorado St. Rams and Wyoming Cowboys show they're truly contenders? Can the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and San Diego St. Aztecs stay in the lead pack? MW Connection has all the coverage.
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In a game that pitted the top rebounding duo in the country against a flu-stricken seven-footer, the New Mexico Lobos survive a furious run by the Colorado St. Rams to hold on to win 66-61 at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M. The Lobos improve to 4-0 in conference play.
The Mountain West Conference remains in the top three among leagues in the Ratings Percentage Index and is getting plenty of notice in website ranking from site like ESPN.com and CBSSports.com. MW Connection has the round up.
Road loses by preseason contenders San Diego St. and UNLV coupled with a single win by New Mexico on the road have Mountain West Conference representation in the weekly Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 polls.
Week three of Mountain West play has the stakes raising as New Mexico tries to defend its league lead, Colorado St. and Wyoming look to show they're truly contenders and UNLV and San Diego St. look to stay in the lead pack. MW Connection has your early preview of the best games.