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Mountaintop View 2-2-24 Rice steams in The Pit, Rams bounceback, Walters revived, football and tennis news

NCAA Basketball: UNLV at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

The jockeying for byes in the first round of the MW Men’s Championship Tournament is in full beast mode as Utah State is solidly in front right now. We head into the final full month of conference play on the heels of a big upset Wednesday night in The Pit. Get up-to-date on the post game reactions and plenty of other news and notes from around the conference. Enjoy!!

MW Basketball News

Shooters shoot—how Max Rice overcame his shooting slump to lead Broncos to victory at The Pit over #19 New Mexico

B.J. Rains of Bronco Nation News saw firsthand how Rice silenced those fans/media who had been openly calling for him to shoot less in games. Read his post-game story with comments from Head Coach Leon Rice and others.

And now hear from the Lobos side of the game...

Geoff Grammer of The Albuquerque Journal details his post-game view of how the Broncos took down the Lobos and what this might mean for New Mexico going forward.

Lytle: The kickball game Colorado State basketball used to reset from letdown in Laramie

The Rams came into Tuesday night’s game versus perennial MW men’s basketball power San Diego State fresh off a complete meltdown OT loss to Wyoming the game before. Kevin Lytle of the Fort Collins Coloradoan shares what tactic Head Coach Niko Medved used to reset the team’s mindset for the Aztec game.

Wyoming’s Mason Walters: ‘All of us are starting to believe’

The reigning NAIA Player-of-the-Year transferred to Laramie so he could play D1 basketball. After a slow start due to a hand injury, Walters has started coming around and given the Cowboys an inside presence. Hear from his head coach and some of his teammates on what that means for Wyoming.

MW Football News

Wolf Pack get new verbal commitment

Other MW News

MW announces this week’s top Tennis players

A Boise State senior player is joined by two Spartan women players for the weekly honors.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Senior Bowl Preview
  • Later today: Bracketology