Well, there are no more MW teams left in the NCAA tournament, however, Boise State and Colorado State continue their NIT journey!
Up by 3 at halftime Utah State had their opportunities to steal one from Texas Tech but a season high in turnovers plagued the Aggies chance to sneak out with a win. A strong defensive effort was not enough to overcome the scoring droughts and 22 turnovers as the Aggies head into the offseason ready to run it back next year.
Playing in the NCAA tournament is important, not just for basketball reasons but for money reasons. The more NCAA games, or units, a conference plays in the more money they get. Unfortunately this year wasn’t as lucrative as it could have been with the MW getting 2 units from USU and SDSU playing a game each. Units have been hard to come by for the conference, garnering only 10 total units since 2016 with Nevada providing half of them.
Cowgirls season ends with loss to UCLA
Minnesota hires non MW coach
BREAKING: Minnesota is expected to hire Xavier assistant Ben Johnson as its next head coach, sources told ESPN.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 22, 2021
On the horizon:
- Later today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Mountain West Offensive Lines
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: No Shortage of Madness in the NCAA. Examining the issues in gender inequality.