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Mountain West Basketball Saturday: Schedule, How-To-Watch & Gamethread

UNLV hosts Wyoming on Saturday, fresh off it’s upset win over Nevada.

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The Schedule & How-To-Watch

Air Force v. New Mexico (2:00 PM MT) | Coverage: ESPN3

Colorado State v. San Jose State (2:00 PM MT) | Coverage: Mountain West Network

#23 Nevada v. San Diego State (6:00 PM MT) | Coverage: ESPN2

UNLV v. Wyoming (6:00 PM MT) | Coverage: CBS Sports Network

Utah State v. Boise State (7:00 PM MT) | Coverage: AT&T Sports Network

What To Watch For

Will Nevada Bounce Back?

It almost looked like Nevada expected to figure it out at some point during their most recent loss to UNLV, where for the better part of two halves, it was clearly evident that the Runnin’ Rebels were the better team on the court. However, the Wolf Pack’s lack of urgency would end up coming back to haunt them, when they couldn’t pull another trick out of their bag and ended up allowing Boise State back into the Mountain West title hunt. Suddenly, Nevada is in an unusual and awkward position for the 20-5 squad...playing to avoid a losing streak. The Wolf Pack will host San Diego State on ESPN2 on Saturday night, in the last tune-up before their road trip to Boise State.

Boise State Hits The Road

Head coach Leon Rice will take his program to battle with a scrappy Utah State squad on the first day of the weekend, with quite a serious amount on the line for the Broncos program. After all, Boise State is 20-4 on the season with no home losses to their name and a potential trip to the NCAA Tournament looming, pending the squad avoids any unforeseen setbacks. One of those potential setbacks that could be labeled as a slip-up in a road trip against the 13-12 Aggies. Utah State took the Broncos to the wire last time these two teams met in Boise, which sets up quite the intriguing rematch this time around in Logan.

The Door Is Ajar For UNLV

The Runnin’ Rebels did something that nobody else in the league believed was possible on Wednesday night, when they stormed into Reno and walked away with a stunning upset victory over the Wolf Pack, aided by a breakout performance from senior guard Jovan Mooring. Fast forward to Saturday and UNLV is thrown into the fire again, as they welcome a trending Wyoming team to Sin City. It’ll be a tall task to handle but Marvin Menzies and company have a chance to put together one of the most impressive weeks in the Mountain West by any team, all-season long.