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Bracketology: Nevada passes baton to Boise State

Another week, another change in bracketology for the MWC.

NCAA Basketball: Utah State at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Wait, didn’t you publish an article just like this one a few weeks ago?

Yeah, pretty much.

Thanks to Nevada’s inexplicable 74-57 loss to Utah State (which came into the game tied for last in the conference), the Wolf Pack opened the door for the Boise State Broncos to once again see their name in the newest load of brackets.

BSU is slotted as a #14 seed in the South Region against Kentucky in Joe Lunardi’s latest bracket, which would be nothing short of a nightmare scenario for the young Broncos. Leon Rice’s team would also have to travel 1838 miles to Indianapolis for the matchup, while Kentucky would just hop on I-65 for three hours. The Broncos have a half-game lead in the win column over the Wolf Pack.

It isn’t all bad news, though. Nevada, despite four losses to teams ranked 100th or worse in KenPom and zero top 50 KenPom wins, is the second team in Lunardi’s next four out, which means the Wolf Pack would have to leapfrog five teams to become MWC’s second NCAA Tournament representative. It definitely isn’t out of UNR’s grasp.

The next five weeks should be nothing short of shocking and unpredictable.

Stay tuned.