It’s Monday, and we are back at it. Fresh off a weekend without football games, we have two bowl games coming up on Saturday. Through it all, we are bringing you coverage of both this past week as well as getting you ready for the upcoming weekend. Check out our original coverage and what we can find from the world wide web below.
The Mountain West has a lot of strong basketball teams this year. One of those teams is UNLV, which is 10-0 for the first time in the past 30+ years, dating back to legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian. Current coach Kevin Kruger is doing his best to temper expectations and focus on one game at a time, rather than put more pressure on his team.
Through the first half of this game, it looked like Utah State was in trouble. They were down by as many as 13 points. Then suddenly, a switch flipped and the Aggies took over. Their defense started getting stop after stop and went on runs of 14-2 and 9-0 to win this one going away and to stay perfect in the early part of the season.
Boise State may not be undefeated but they’ve had an extremely tough non-conference slate. This wasn’t a pretty game, as both teams shot terribly and committed way too many turnovers. But the Broncos proved to be the better team, hitting key shots and getting key stops when needed. In addition to this win over Saint Louis, they also have wins over Washington State, Colorado, and Texas A&M. They now own a seven-game winning streak.
#BoiseState jumped up 14 spots to No. 41 in the latest NET Rankings following last night’s, 57-52, win over Saint Louis.— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) December 11, 2022
Top 100 MW programs:
12. #UtahState (8-0)
24. #NewMexico (9-0)
36. #UNLV (10-0)
41. #BoiseState (8-2)
48. #Nevada (8-3)
52. #SDSU (7-3) pic.twitter.com/PQEb3rxP4y
On the horizon:
- Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup with the latest news, offers, and commitments.
- Later today: Air Force summary and position grades.
- Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: 2022 Surprises
- Coming Tuesday: Reacts Questions: Bowl Games
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: What every Mountain West team wants for Christmas this year.