Preseason takes on this year’s Mountain West conference schedule was that it was going to be a meat grinder of a season. A couple of games into the season and that already appears to be the case. New Mexico is 2-0 (barely), San Diego State appears to have their star guard Matt Bradley back on track, San Jose State (yes, those Spartans) is turning heads and the Nevada Wolf Pack may have the toughness needed for the long haul as all four are tied for the conference lead. Click the links for news on these teams as we also sprinkle in some conference football news as we head into their offseason. Enjoy!
MW Basketball News and Notes
POKES COME UP JUST SHORT AGAINST UNBEATEN NEW MEXICO, 76-75
With star center Graham Ike still out, Wyoming gave #22 ranked New Mexico all it could handle and had the lead with 56 seconds left in weekend play. Read the game story line as seen from the Cowboy perspective.
3 thoughts: San Diego State 76, UNLV 67 ... Penny the puppy, the offensive wrinkle and the flop calls
Read the secret that may have jumpstarted Matt Bradley’s season along with a few other notes after the Aztecs go into Vegas and come away with a victory over the Rebels.
Tim Miles, San Jose State stun Colorado State in former coach’s return to Moby Arena
Now leading a different MW basketball team, Spartan Head Coach Tim Miles returns to the place he helped turn around back in 2007 and showed the Moby Arena crowd that he is still the same winning builder as his team comes in and beats the Rams.
Ramey: This Nevada men’s basketball team is worthy of our emotions
The Wolf Pack is the fourth MW team to start out 2-0. John Ramey of Nevada Sports Net details why Pack fans should make the emotional investment and believe in this team along with a few notes from Nevada football.
MW MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
See who won the week’s honors for their play on the hardcourt including a four-peat winner.
AP TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLL
Purdue continues in the top spot but see if New Mexico moved up any from last week and if any MW teams got ranked and/or got votes in this week’s new poll.
MW Football News and Notes
The MW started bowl season strong but ended up less than .500
Bowl record by conference— CFB Home (@CFBHome) January 2, 2023
Big 12: 2-6
Big 10: 4-2
Pac 12: 3-2
Sun Belt: 3-4
Boise State RB appears to indicate will be coming back for one more season for Broncos
NEW YEAR SAME TEAM! #NOTDONEYET— George Holani (@GeorgeHolani) January 1, 2023
On the horizon:
- Later today: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Bowl Week #3
- Later today: The Recruiting Road So Far: San Jose State
- Later today: Reacts: Men’s basketball
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The MWCConnection 2022 Year in Review
- Coming Wednesday: The Recruiting Road So Far: UNLV