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

A small Saturday slate caps off a wild week in the Mountain West.

NCAA Basketball: Fresno State at Wyoming Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

The Schedule & How-To-Watch

Air Force v. Utah State (2:00 PM MT) | Coverage: Mountain West Network

Fresno State v. Wyoming (8:00 PM MT) | Coverage: ESPNU

San Jose State v. San Diego State (8:00 PM MT) | Coverage: ESPN3

What To Watch For

Fresno State Is Becoming The Mountain West’s Darkhorse

Since a hard-fought ten point loss to Nevada to end the month of January, Fresno State has begun the month of February as a totally revamped team. The Bulldogs have pulled off five straight wins over the likes of Wyoming, San Diego State, San Jose State, Colorado State and UNLV to rise into the conference’s third spot, with just one more Mountain West loss in the bank than Boise State. And while it’s doubtful that they’ll catch Nevada, who has a chance to sure up the league title situation in the coming days, they are positioning themselves into a similar situation to as head coach Rodney Terry’s 2015-2016 team, who stole the league’s automatic bid in the post-season tournament. This last-chance run by the Bulldogs may not mean too much for the regular season, but it seems as though Fresno State is emerging as the league’s dark-horse as the post-season begins.