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Mountaintop View 12-21-18

Fresh Links To Start Your Weekend!

The MWC and Atlantic 10 come together for a new inter-league series!

Let’s get your weekend started right with some links!

MOUNTAIN WEST, ATLANTIC 10 ANNOUNCE MEN’S BASKETBALL CHALLENGE SERIES FOR 2020-21 & 2021-22

The Mountain West and Atlantic 10 announced yesterday that they will begin a series between the two starting in 2020. The series will consist on 10 games in the two seasons. Each league will host 5 games. If the series does become a success, there is an option to extend it out another two seasons.

Pitt transfer Shamiel Stevenson commits to Nevada

It may have taken an extra year, but Nevada finally has their guy. After nearing recruiting Stevenson last year, the 6’ 6” guard has transferred to the university from Pitt. The Toronto native averaged 8.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in his freshman campaign. The excitement is building now, Stevenson looks to be a great addition to the Wolf Pack!

Boise State’s trainers should see same hits — and effects — as TV viewers. They will soon.

Replay isn’t just going to be for officials this year. Starting in 2019, Boise state will institute a replay system for trainers, in order for them to better evaluate player’s injuries. They will look to run their first test of this system during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The Broncos were not the first MWC team to implement this system. Air Force has been using a similar system for the past 5 years. This looks to be the next step in gaining a conference wide system to help trainers.

Emptying the Notebook: Lobos lose to North Texas, 74-65

Boos rained down the Lobos following a 75-65 lost to North Texas on Tuesday. It’s been a struggle for UNM so far this season. They seem to be summed up in one word, inconsistent. Coach Paul Weir seemed to share the fans frustration with the team’s performance. The Lobos are facing an uphill battle and have a lot to address.

On The Horizon

Friday: Mountain West Connection NY6 Picks, The Recruiting Road So Far: Nevada

Saturday: Hawaii Bowl: Watch, What to Look For, and Game Thread

Sunday: First Responder Bowl Preview: Boise State vs Boston College