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Boise’s New Star Looks To Break Out, NMSU Rolls UNM, Big Time Game For The Wolf Pack, And UNM Coach Take Responsibly For Pre-Game Altercation

NMSU Guard Shunn Buchanan Drive To The Basket On UNM Forward Corey Manigault
Andres Leighton/For The Journal

Another week as come and gone, let’s catch up on all the major stories!

He played 99 minutes in two years. Now Idaho native aims for breakout year at Boise State.

Marlek Harwell went from a standout high school player, to barely seeing any playing time in college. The former state player of the year and #1 prospect in Idaho has been relegated to only a total of 99 minutes of play time in two years. Not where any of us thought he would be at this point in his college career. But the Boise Bronco is ready to breakout this season! With more time on the floor, Harwell is becoming an asset to Boise and has already set career highs in minutes, points, rebounds, and free throws made this season. But only time will tell where his ceiling is.

New Mexico State big men improving as Aggies get healthy

It was never really close Tuesday night in Las Cruces. The Lobos were blown out by a Aggies squad that had all of its eligible players on the court for the first time this season. The 100-65 rout was a statement win for NMSU. The big men especially shined for the Aggies and were the difference in the end.

Nevada-ASU game will ‘play major role in what happens in March’

It’s never too early to start thinking about March, and this game against ASU has huge implications for the Wolf Pack’s future come March. Tomorrow’s match up in Los Angeles is a big a game that Nevada has had in recent memory. With squads being racked, this game will go a long way in showing how well Nevada stacks up against good competition.

Weir apologizes for Lobos’ role in pregame skirmish

The action was not just confined to the court is Tuesday’s contest of UNM/NMSU. There was an altercation between the two teams before the game and there were reports of pushing and punches being thrown. In a statement by UNM head coach Paul Weir, he describes his team’s actions as “unsportsmanlike”. Unfortunately, Weir was probably just as embarrassed by his team’s performance on the floor.

On The Horizon

Friday: Boise State Basketball: Have they regressed to the mean?, Player Profile: Cheikh Diong