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Mountaintop View 1-6-23

Continued prayers for Damar Hamlin’s recovery along with news and notes from MW Basketball/Football/Volleyball

NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Air Force

With probably the strongest conference from top to bottom in men’s basketball, get caught up with scores, recaps, and notes from play earlier this week. We also sprinkle in some other MW news from football and a new face in MW women’s volleyball coaching circles. Enjoy!!

Basketball News and Notes

‘Our offense carried us tonight.’ Nevada defeats Colorado State 80-69

The Wolf Pack stayed undefeated in early conference play as a 10-0 run in the second half overcame a less than stellar 3 point defense versus the Rams.

CSU basketball team still winless in Mountain West after Nevada loss; What’s gone wrong?

While the Wolf Pack stayed unbeaten in conference play, the opposite is true for the Rams. Kevin Lytle of the Coloradoan takes a look at some of the reasons for their slow start.


Still awaiting the return of preseason MW Player of the Year Graham Ike, the Cowboys’ unlucky season appears to have gotten a tad worse.

What this former USU basketball player says saved his life after cardiac arrest

With news that some improvement has been seen in Damar Hamlin’s condition since Monday, a hopeful story of a similar incident that happened to a former MW player and how it changed his life’s perspective.

Emptying the Notebook: There’s work to do, but Lobos owe no apologies for loss

A trip to Fresno in early January is rarely on anybody’s bucket list, but was even harder for New Mexico as their undefeated season came to an end at the hands of the Bulldogs on Tuesday night. However, Coach Rick Pitino looks forward based on what has occurred over the past 18 months in the program as the Lobos get ready to play UNLV tomorrow.

Football News and Notes

Apparently the saying is now, “nothing is certain except death, taxes, and Portal Movement”

Bronco selected for post-season All-Star bowl game

In Other MW News


Fresh off of a regular season championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the Rebels announce the hiring of their new Head Coach.

On the Horizon:

Later Today: The 2023 Recruiting Road So Far: Wyoming

Coming soon: Recaps on MW Basketball play over the weekend