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Mountaintop View 2-11-19

BSU Recruiting, Wolf Pack Hooping, Combine Invites.

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Colorado State Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Monday is here again, but so is a fresh batch of Monday links on the latest and greatest Mountain West Conference news. Check it out.

Boise State out-recruited the MWC by a wide margin.

By the widest margin actually, in relation to every other conference. Readers may be tired of hearing it, but this was a historically good class the Broncos put together. They finished 49th in the 247 composite rankings, which 48.3 ranking spots better than the MWC average of 97.3.

Nevada MBB are legit championship contenders.

We knew the Wolf Pack were going to be at least a top 10 team this season. We knew they were going to run away with the MWC. They survived a shaky period where they looked vulnerable and were simply just “out-athleting” the conference competition. But now they seem to have hit their stride right before the conference tourney and the NCAA tourney. They are easily one of the top teams in what has become a talented top-heavy group this year in men’s basketball.

Boise State men’s hoops set a team record, destroy the Spartans.

This one got ugly in a hurry. Boise State has been through lots of ups and downs this season. However, Saturday afternoon was all up. They scored 105 points, the most the Broncos have ever scored in a Mountain West game, and the most they scored since the 110 they put up back in 2013. Derrick Alston, who has come out of nowhere to be perhaps the team’s best player, scored a career high 33 points in the contest. This year may not be going far for the Broncos and the opponent wasn’t all that great, but the future looks brighter.

Seems a bit low, but Nevada projected as a #4 seed in mock bracketology.

The Mountain West is leading the Group of 5 in combine invites.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: In today’s MWC Recruiting Roundup, we release our final class of 2019 Team Recruiting Rankings.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly season review series looks at the the play of the linebackers from this past season.
  • Coming Tuesday: We kick off our Recruiting Breakdown series with the #1 team in our team rankings.
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Reasons Why SJSU Should Stay in the MWC.