Yes, it’s the final weekend of conference football play with four teams still in the hunt for the conference championship game, but we lead with basketball news and content on three teams that have shown well against solid competition thus far. We finish with football honors awarded and some of the teams that have championship game on their minds. Enjoy!!
MW Basketball News
San Diego State comes in at #29, Nevada and Colorado State also receive votes.
The Aztecs blew a 12 point lead with 5 minutes left but prevailed in OT behind career best in points from LeDee to win the Continental Tires Main Event in Las Vegas.
And this national honor...
The Cowboys hit 12 three pointers to go along with the solid play of Sam Griffin and Akuel Kot to beat the Paladins and come out of the tournament with a 2-1 record.
Listen to Head Coach Steve Alford and players Jarod Lucas and Daniel Foster recap their dominant win over Portland on Saturday night.
MW Football News
Football Players of the Week
An up-and-down season for the Broncos still carries a glimmer of hope in reaching the conference championship game. Put on your thinking cap and see the scenarios that could propel them provided they beat Air Force on Friday.
Much has already been said about the job first-year Head Coach Barry Odom has done to restore the Rebel football program to heights not seen for years. That was not more apparent as Saturday afternoon when the Rebels fought back from a 24-7 deficit on the road against Air Force.
Stunning New Mexico upset of Fresno State thrusts Air Force back in control of its Mountain West destiny
Just when the Falcons may have thought all was lost after their defeat against the UNLV Rebels Saturday afternoon, a gift from New Mexico gave them new life in their hopes of reaching the conference championship game. Their mission is clear-win at Boise State Friday afternoon and they’re in.
On the horizon:
Later today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week 12
Later today: The Hike’s Peak Podcast: Episode 23
Coming tomorrow: Mountain West Fan Guide: Week 13
Coming tomorrow: Peak Perspective: The Mountain West needs to improve Rivalry Week