Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Four-star SF Justin Jackson commits to UNLV

    SI.com "Four-star small forward Justin Jackson has committed to UNLV, reports Jeff Borzello of CBSSports. Jackson is ranked as the No. 33 player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com. The 6-foot-7 forward is a native of Canada and attends Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada​. He chose the Runnin'..." September 30

  • UNLV transfer receives waiver to play immediately at UT-Martin

    College Basketball Talk "Deville Smith has received a waiver and will be eligible to play for Tennessee-Martin immediately this season, a source confirmed to NBCSports. Smith spent last season playing for UNLV, where he averaged 9.7 points and started 18 games at the point as a junior. UT-Martin will be his fourth..." September 29

  • Nevada center A.J. West earns back a year of eligibility

    Mountain West Connection "Eight weeks before the Nevada basketball season begins, the Wolf Pack received a dose of good off the court news Tuesday. The NCAA ruled in favor of the schools appeal regarding center A.J.West and his eligibility. When West transferred to Nevada from Monroe College prior to last season,the NCAA..." September 25

  • Mom's recovery from drugs sets CSU's Antwan Scott straight

    Coloradoan "Andrew Wilson couldn't hold back the tears. He wanted to sing the praises of his son, Antwan Scott, overcoming so much to land the starting point guard spot on a major college basketball program at CSU. He wanted to share the positive influence his late wife, Theresa Scott, had on their family...." September 22

  • Florida prep standout Justin James commits to Wyoming hoops

    Casper Star-Tribune "Another day, another commitment. Justin James -- a 6-foot-7, 180-pound guard from Oldsmar Christian High School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida -- verbally committed to Wyoming on Sunday night. He became the Cowboys' fifth verbal commitment of the 2015 signing class, and the third from the state..." September 16

  • Boise State men's basketball picks up commitment from Century's Harwell

    Idaho Statesman "The Boise State men's basketball team has picked up one of the state of Idaho's best recruits in recent years. Malek Harwell, a 6-foot-4, 175-pound senior guard from Century High in Pocatello, verbally committed to the Broncos on Sunday night. Harwell is the first known verbal commitment for..." September 15

  • Point guard Jon Octeus denied admission at UCLA

    Coloradoan "Former CSU point guard Jon Octeus has been denied admission to UCLA, a source close to the situation told the Coloradoan. Octeus had planned to transfer to UCLA for his final season of NCAA eligibility this winter and was expected to be the Bruins' starting point guard. As a junior at Colorado..." September 15

  • New Mexico crosses state line into Arizona for first 2016 commitment

    College Basketball Talk "The State of Arizona has proven to be a fertile recruiting ground for the New Mexico basketball program. Last July head coach Craig Neal landed a verbal commitment from 2015 shooting guard Dane Kuiper, and on Sunday he received a verbal commitment from another of the state’s top high school..." September 09

  • New Mexico makes Craig Neal the highest paid coach in the Mountain West

    Mountain West Connection "The New Mexico Lobos are very confident in head basketball coach Craig Neal. Monday morning the school announced a six-year deal that bumps Neal's salary to $950,000 per year, $200,000, more than he earned in his first year. This new deal makes Neal the highest paid coach in the Mountain West, and..." September 09

  • UNLV’s Daquan Cook out with knee injury

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV point guard Daquan Cook suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will redshirt this season, coach Dave Rice said. Cook, who was considering redshirting this year before the injury, is a junior with two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015-16. " September 04

  • SDSU's Cheatham out with broken foot

    San Diego Union-Tribune "San Diego State fans may indeed get to see star recruit Zylan Cheatham play this season. They’ll just have to wait. Coach Steve Fisher said Wednesday that the 6-foot-8 freshman forward has a broken bone in his left foot from an injury sustained earlier this summer and it could be “three to four..." August 28

  • Former UNLV guard finds a new home

    College Basketball Talk "Former UNLV guard Deville Smith has found a new home as the 6-foot guard will play his final year at Tennessee-Martin. Smith announced his move on Twitter but the story was first reported by CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein. Smith will follow former UNLV associate head coach Heath Schroyer, who is..." August 25

  • Report: Former UNLV guard transfers to UT Martin

    College Basketball Talk "New UT Martin head coach Heath Schroyer spent the past three seasons on Dave Rice’s staff at UNLV, and according to a report Schroyer has added a former Runnin’ Rebel to his roster. Guard Deville Smith, who was one of the options used by Rice at the point guard position last season, has decided..." August 21

  • Former GSU guard Scott plans to transfer to Colorado St

    The News Star "Antwan Scott is on the move again, this time headed from Louisiana to Colorado. Less than a week after announcing he would transfer from Grambling, Scott told The News-Star late Monday that he will play at Colorado State. The 6-foot-1 point guard chose Colorado State over Tennessee. "I'm..." August 12

  • Cody Doolin awarded fifth-year, but not eligible for ’14-’15 just yet

    College Basketball Talk "UNLV sent out a release on Tuesday morning announcing that Cody Doolin has been given a fifth-year of eligibility by the NCAA. “We are very happy for Cody,” UNLV head coach Dave Rice said in the release. “He has a tremendous amount of experience as a point guard and he has become a leader in..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UNLV transfer receives waiver, eligible immediately at Florida-Gulf Coast

    College Basketball Talk "Demetris Morant has a waiver to grant him immediate eligibility at Florida-Gulf Coast granted, the school announced on Tuesday. “I’m very happy that the process is over and was completed before the school year even started,” Morant said in a release put out by the school. “I’d like to thank..." August 05

  • Merv Lindsay is transferring from New Mexico

    Albuquerque Journal "University of New Mexico junior Merv Lindsay has requested, and received, a release from his scholarship from the Lobos men’s basketball team and will seek a transfer for the upcoming season. Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 wing player who transferred two years ago to UNM from Kansas, played in 20 games..." July 23

  • CSU basketball adds former Oregon guard Fred Richardson III

    Charleston Dailymail "Colorado State University men’s basketball head coach Larry Eustachy announced Thursday that it will be adding former Oregon and Lee College guard Fred Richardson III to the roster. The 6-foot-6 guard from Houston, Texas has signed a financial-aid agreement with CSU and will join the Rams for..." July 15

  • Transfer Bubu Palo is no longer committed to Colorado State

    Ames Tribune "Former Iowa State guard Bubu Palo is no longer committed to transferring to Colorado State, he told the Ames Tribune in a text message Tuesday night. Palo, who graduated ISU this spring, announced his intention to join the Rams and coach Larry Eustachy less than a month ago. In order to play..." July 09

  • Colorado State's Jon Octeus headed to UCLA, eligible for 2014-15

    CBSSports.com "Colorado State transfer Jon Octeus has committed to UCLA, CBSSports.com has learned. The 6-4 guard averaged 13.4 points last season and will be immediately eligible in 14-15 since he's already graduated. The addition of Octeus will help the Bruins replace the void left by the departures of..." June 28

  • Samford transfer Tim Williams chooses New Mexico over Iowa

    The Daily Iowan "The Iowa men’s basketball team has lost out on yet another possible recruit. Former Samford University forward Tim Williams will play at New Mexico for the rest of his college career, he announced on Sunday. The 6-8 forward also considered Iowa and Nevada but ultimately chose to play for..." June 23

  • Wyoming Extends Contract for Larry Shyatt through April, '19

    The Ranger "University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman announced Tuesday he is extending the contract of head men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt through April of 2019. Shyatt recently completed his third season at Wyoming since returning to UW in the spring of 2011 and his fourth overall season at..." June 17

  • Point guard Jon Octeus leaves Colorado State basketball

    Coloradoan "CSU basketball lost some star power Monday when Jon Octeus announced he wouldn't return to the team for his senior year. Octeus, the Rams' point guard, started all 32 games for Colorado State University as a junior last season, averaging 13.4 points and 4.7 rebounds per game — good for third on..." June 17

  • Fresno State men's basketball coach Rodney Terry signs extension

    The Fresno Bee "Fresno State men's basketball coach Rodney Terry has received a contract extension -- three years through 2018-19 season. Fresno State announced Monday afternoon that the deal has been signed. The Bulldogs went 21-18 last season, after going 13-20 and 11-19 in Terry's first two seasons, and..." June 17

  • Former Iowa State guard Bubu Palo transferring to CSU

    Coloradoan "CSU basketball earned a commitment Wednesday from former Iowa State guard Bubu Palo. Palo, who announced his decision to the Ames Tribune, was dismissed from the Cyclones' program at the end of the 2012-13 season when he was found to have violated ISU's Student Code of Conduct. He was accused..." June 12

  • 2015 SG Anthony Bonner commits to Colorado State

    Coloradoan "CSU still has two men’s basketball scholarships it’s looking to fill for next season, but the Rams got a jump on their 2015 recruiting class Monday with an early pledge. Anthony Bonner, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard from Lawrence, Kansas, told The Coloradoan on Monday that he made his verbal..." June 03

  • Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. on track to return this fall from ACL tear

    College Basketball Talk "On Feb. 18, Wyoming improved to 8-5 in the Mountain West Conference. The 72-66 win over Fresno State took a backseat to an injury Larry Nance Jr. suffered in the opening minutes of the second half. The team’s top scorer tore was lost for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Wyoming’s..." May 29

  • UNLV starting PG Deville Smith leaving program

    CBSSports.com "The roster fluctuation at UNLV continues. Rising senior Deville Smith is planning to leave the program, according to a report by MyLVSports.com. Smith, a 6-foot point guard who began his career at Mississippi State, started 18 games and averaged 9.7 points and 2.7 assists last..." May 23

  • UNLV starting PG Deville Smith leaving program

    CBSSports.com "The roster fluctuation at UNLV continues. Rising senior Deville Smith is planning to leave the program, according to a report by MyLVSports.com. Smith, a 6-foot point guard who began his career at Mississippi State, started 18 games and averaged 9.7 points and 2.7 assists last..." May 22

  • Rutgers guard commits to UNLV, adding another transfer to the mix

    Las Vegas Sun "Rutgers transfer Jerome Seagears is the newest Rebel, he told the Sun today. Seagears, a 6-foot-1 guard, was in town for an official visit and made his decision known just before taking off on his flight back home to Maryland. Seagears has one year of eligibility remaining and the Rebels expect..." May 16

  • UNLV’s Morant transferring to be close to father

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Demetris Morant, who played sparingly as a redshirt freshman, is transferring from UNLV to a college in Florida to be close to his ill father. Morant will seek a waiver from the NCAA in hopes of being granted eligibility for the 2014-15 basketball season. He is most likely transferring to..." May 14

  • Coggins, Parker both leaving Air Force basketball program

    The Gazette "Tre’ Coggins is leaving the Air Force basketball team. And he’s not alone. The sophomore point guard and leading scorer informed coach Dave Pilipovich that he will seek a transfer rather than return for his junior season, which would automatically trigger a commitment to graduate and serve..." May 02

  • Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas leaving Lobo basketball team

    Albuquerque Journal "Cleveland “Pancake” Thomas wants to be a starter. And since the 6-foot-3 sophomore guard doesn’t see that as a realistic possibility at the University of New Mexico in the next couple of seasons, he requested, and was granted, his release from his scholarship from the Lobos basketball team..." May 01

  • New Mexico lands JC star Jordan Goodman

    CBSSports.com "Jordan Goodman, one of the top junior college players in America, has committed to New Mexico, sources told CBSSports.com. The 6-foot-8 forward has two years of eligibility remaining and was one of the top high school players in the country a few years ago. Goodman previously committed to..." April 28

  • Melba grad Joey Nebeker unhappy with departure from Boise State

    Idaho Press-Tribune "Melba grad Joey Nebeker won’t be returning to the Boise State men’s basketball team next season. And he’s not too happy about it. A short time after Wednesday’s announcement by Boise State that Nebeker and Edmunds Dukulis would be leaving the program to seek more playing time, the reserve guard..." April 25

  • Khem Birch leaving UNLV for NBA

    ESPN.com "UNLV junior big man Khem Birch told ESPN.com he is headed to the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Canadian big man averaged 11.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocks last season. Birch began his college career at Pittsburgh and played 10 games before transferring to UNLV." April 25

  • Report: James Johnson to transfer to Liberty

    College Basketball Talk "James Johnson is headed to his third school in four years. The former San Diego State and Virginia big man will finish out his collegiate career at Liberty, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. Johnson played the first semester of his career with the Cavaliers, but left the..." April 23

  • Former Nevada forward Cole Huff free to transfer to non-Mountain West schools in southern California

    College Basketball Talk "When it was announced that forward Cole Huff would be leaving the Nevada program, what stuck out was the restrictions the school placed on Huff. Huff was prohibited from transferring to any Mountain West, Pac-12 or WCC institution, as well as any team on its 2014-15 non-conference..." April 18

  • Cyclones add UNLV's leading scorer, JUCO standout

    Covers.com "The Iowa State Cyclones added some needed help in the backcourt Sunday when former UNLV guard Bryce Dejean-Jones announced he would transfer to Ames. The 6-foot-5 guard led the Rebels in scoring last season (13.6 PPG) while also averaging 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He will be eligible..." April 14

  • New Mexico's Alex Kirk declaring for the NBA draft

    CBSSports.com "New Mexico center Alex Kirk will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft, sources told CBSSports.com. Kirk, a 7-foot center, averaged 13.3 points and 8.7 rebounds this past season for the Lobos. He had a couple of monster games throughout the season, including a 32-point,..." April 12

  • New Mexico's Alex Kirk declaring for the NBA draft

    CBSSports.com "New Mexico center Alex Kirk will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft, sources told CBSSports.com. Kirk, a 7-foot center, averaged 13.3 points and 8.7 rebounds this past season for the Lobos. He had a couple of monster games throughout the season, including a 32-point,..." April 11

  • Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized again in Las Vegas

    CBSSports.com "Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital, according to a report from the Associated Press. The 83-year-old Tarkanian, who made his name at UNLV -- winning a national title there in 1990 -- has been battling health issues in recent years. He spent 11 days..." April 11

  • Hall of Fame coach Jerry Tarkanian hospitalized again in Las Vegas

    CBSSports.com "Hall of Fame college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is back in the hospital, according to a report from the Associated Press. The 83-year-old Tarkanian, who made his name at UNLV -- winning a national title there in 1990 -- has been battling health issues in recent years. He spent 11 days..." April 10

  • Siena beats Fresno State to win CBI title

    Albany Times Union "Siena’s Rob Poole scored 23 points and Brett Bisping added 20 points as Saints easily defeated Fresno State 81-68 in Game 3 to win the College Basketball Invitational title before a crowd of 2,788 at the Alumni Recreation Center this afternoon. Siena (20-18) won the best-of-3 finals to earn its..." April 05

  • Junior Roscoe Smith to leave UNLV and enter name in NBA Draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "You remember Roscoe Smith, he was a starter as a freshman on the 2011 UConn national championship team. If you’re wondering what happened to him since, he played another season for the Huskies then transferred out to UNLV, where this past season he averaged 11.1 points and 10.9 assists a game for..." April 05

  • Marcel Davis leaving increasingly thin Aggies

    Salt Lake Tribune "The flood of outgoing transfers continues for the Utah State basketball program, which finds itself with a thinning roster for next season. Sophomore point guard Marcel Davis will transfer from the Aggies, his father Rodney Davis confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday afternoon. Utah..." April 03

  • Fresno State Bulldogs Top Siena 89-75 in CBI; Tie Series 1-1

    GoBulldogs.com "Tyler Johnson and Cezar Guerrero combined for 25 points in a first-half barrage, as the Fresno State men's basketball team beat Siena 89-75 on Wednesday night in the College Basketball Invitational to set up a decisive third game. Siena (19-18) won the opener of the best-of-three series 61-57..." April 03

  • New Mexico's Craig Neal to Receive Two-Year Extension

    GoLobos.com "University of New Mexico Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs has announced that head men’s basketball coach Craig Neal, who became the first rookie coach in school history to lead the Lobos to the NCAA Tournament, will receive a two-year contract extension. Neal, whose original contract was..." April 01

  • UNLV’s Rice offered head coaching job at South Florida

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "It appears Dave Rice has what every basketball coach desires. He’s in a no-lose situation. Soon enough, Rice either will have a new and improved deal to remain at UNLV or he will accept a contract offer from South Florida worth close to $8 million. A decision is expected today. Rice is..." March 29

  • UNLV’s Rice offered head coaching job at South Florida

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Already facing an intriguing offseason, UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice is in the middle of more drama. Rice is considering accepting the coaching position at South Florida, which has offered a five-year contract for $1.2 million per year. According to sources, the offer was extended within the..." March 28

  • New Mexico's Craig Neal emerges as legitimate target at South Florida

    CBSSports.com "New Mexico's Craig Neal has emerged as a legitimate target of South Florida's ongoing coaching search, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday. No offer has been extended, the sources said. But it's not hard to connect the dots. USF's new athletic director, Mark Harlan, is a..." March 28

  • Arizona Wildcats beat San Diego State 70-64 to reach Elite Eight

    Arizona Daily Star "Nick Johnson found his stroke just in time, and for that the Arizona Wildcats are headed to the Elite Eight for the second time in four seasons. Having missed his first 10 field goals, Johnson scored 13 points in the final 2:46 to help lift the Wildcats to a 70-64 win over San Diego State in..." March 28

  • NCAA tournament breakdown: Previewing Thursday's Sweet 16 games

    USA Today "WEST REGIONAL (ANAHEIM) Stanford (23-12) vs. Dayton (25-10) | Time, TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, CBS Why Dayton will win: Rolling in the deep. The Flyers' rotation includes 11 players averaging double-digit minutes. "There's not much difference between No. 3 and No. 8," coach Archie Miller said...." March 27

  • For San Diego State, beating Arizona would be milestone victory

    Arizona Republic "In theory, it was an all-sports news conference that San Diego State was holding Monday at Viejas Arena, but Aztec women's track-and-field coach Shelia Burrell knew better than that. "Want to talk about my bracket?" she said upon sitting down at the podium. Then, of course, she proceeded to..." March 26

  • Shepard tries to 'shake' shooting slump

    San Diego Union-Tribune "If the first step to recovery is acknowledgement, Winston Shepard is on his way to rediscovering his shooting touch. He puts his hand in the air. He nods. He admits it. He’s in a slump. “From the NBA level all the way down, players go through stretches like this,” Shepard said Monday. “It..." March 25

  • Powerful Cats stand in way of SDSU's first Elite 8 trip

    Arizona Daily Star "In theory, it was an all-sports news conference that San Diego State was holding Monday at Viejas Arena, but Aztec women’s track and field coach Shelia Burrell knew better than that. “Want to talk about my bracket?” she said upon sitting down at the podium. Then, of course, she proceeded to..." March 25

  • SDSU painfully familiar with Sweet 16 foe Arizona

    Fox Sports Arizona "Steve Fisher's San Diego State Aztecs are painfully familiar with their opponent in the Sweet 16, the top-seeded Arizona Wildcats. Last season, Nick Johnson swooped out of nowhere to block a layup by Chase Tapley to preserve a one-point Wildcats win in a tournament in Hawaii. In the second game..." March 25

  • Thames, SD St. Aztecs stampede past NDSU Bison, 63-44

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The glass slipper was on the floor. This year, the Aztecs stomped on it. San Diego State – well, Xavier Thames, really – took out 12th-seeded North Dakota State 63-44 at Spokane Arena on Saturday afternoon to exorcise the ghosts of last year’s NCAA Tournament loss to Florida Gulf Coast and earn..." March 22

  • Stanford upsets New Mexico 58-53

    San Jose Mercury News "Stanford hadn't been to the NCAA tournament in six years, and the Cardinal doesn't want to go home. There was no sense of satisfaction after a 58-53 win over No. 7 New Mexico on Friday at the Scottrade Arena. Stanford is only looking forward. "Coach tells us, a lot of teams are just happy to..." March 21

  • Cameron Bairstow uses physicality to power New Mexico

    USA Today "Let's get less physical. That was the aim of new NCAA basketball rules this season. But you can't legislate against the broad shoulders and bulk power Cameron Bairstow displayed as he seemed to fill up a hallway just walking Thursday into the locker room area at the Scottrade Center. When..." March 21

  • SDSU coach happy to move on, but rips NCAA

    Fox Sports "San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher had plenty to have happy about after Thursday’s 73-69 win over New Mexico State. But he took a moment to switch gears after the game. “I’m going to do something I never do: I’m going to complain about the NCAA process,” he said. Fisher went on to..." March 21

  • SDSU beats New Mexico St. 73-69, gets Cinderella next

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Spokane River cuts through downtown with some dramatic drops in elevation, and with the recent snowmelt the waterfalls are churning. San Diego State coach Steve Fisher had the bus driver stop to look as they crossed over them on the way to practice Wednesday, and he joked that he’d like to..." March 21

  • Texas A&M 59, Wyoming 43

    ProSportsDaily "Kourtney Roberson scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the host Aggies breezed past the Cowboys in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. Antwan Space added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Texas A&M (18-15), which will face Illinois State in the quarterfinals. Fabyon..." March 20

  • Aggies' big man Bhullar stands in SDSU's way

    Fox Sports Southwest "Steve Fisher cut down the final net in the NCAA tournament 25 years ago and reached two other national championship games, so he knows about playing deep into March. He'd like to think his fourth-seeded San Diego State Aztecs can advance beyond the opening weekend this year. To have that..." March 19

  • Three thoughts: SDSU, New Mexico

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 51-48 win against New Mexico at Viejas Arena on Saturday night to claim the outright Mountain West championship: 1. Now what? The Aztecs are 27-3 and likely headed to Spokane, Wash., for the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament as, according to the latest..." March 19

  • New Mexico a formidable challenge for Stanford

    San Jose Mercury News "If Stanford wants to avoid being a casualty in New Mexico's campaign of #unfinishedbusiness, the Cardinal is going to have to cope with an Australian power forward who is so enthusiastic he heads to the weight room after most games. The Cardinal's opening-round NCAA tournament matchup against..." March 19

  • Lobos Face Stanford in St. Louis

    GoLobos.com "In their quest to finish what Kendall Williams calls “unfinished business,” the No. 7 NCAA seed New Mexico Lobos know who, where and when: the No. 10 Stanford Cardinal in St. Louis on Friday. The winner of that game is expected to advance and play No. 2 seed Kansas which has a opening game..." March 19

  • Tennessee-Martin to hire UNLV's Schroyer

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee-Martin is expected to name UNLV assistant Heath Schroyer as its next head coach, multiple sources told CBSSports.com. An official announcement is expected on Thursday. Schroyer has been with the Runnin' Rebels since 2011 and was previously the head coach at Wyoming and Portland..." March 18

  • UNLV's leading scorer Dejean-Jones dismissed from team

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Time for the reboot to begin. There will be no more basketball for UNLV this season after the Rebels were bypassed Sunday by the 32-team National Invitation Tournament and the team opted not to accept a bid to either the College Basketball Invitational or the Collegeinsider.com..." March 18

  • Bryce Dejean-Jones not returning to UNLV next season

    CBSSports.com "Despite a 20-win season, it was something of a disappointing campaign for UNLV, which did not reach the postseason. But the Runnin' Rebels have a terrific recruiting class coming in, creating some optimism in Vegas for next season. But they will be without leading scorer Bryce Dejean-Jones, who..." March 17

  • NCAA Tournament snubs and surprises

    CBSSports.com "Heading into the Selection Show, most bracketologists seemed to reach a relative agreement and consensus on the 68 teams in the field – and the four No. 1 seeds. Of course, the selection committee isn't part of the bracketology world, and messed up the consensus. So, who got snubbed and who..." March 17

  • New Mexico Lobos Take Down Aztecs to Claim MW Tourney title

    GoLobos.com "Lobo Coach Craig Neal has his first championship ring as New Mexico's head man. His New Mexico Lobos also have some Mountain West jewerly. And senior Cameron Bairstow has a MVP trophy. “It was very special to me,” Neal said of his first title as a head coach. “I’ve told my guys that they’ll..." March 16

  • New Mexico 70, Boise St. 67

    ProSportsDaily "Cameron Bairstow had 23 points and eight rebounds as the Lobos held off the Broncos to advance to the Mountain West title game in Las Vegas. Kendall Williams scored 16 points for second-seeded New Mexico (26-6), which advances to meet top-seeded San Diego State (29-3) in Saturday’s championship..." March 15

  • San Diego St. 59, UNLV 51

    ProSportsDaily "Dwayne Polee II scored 18 points off the bench as the Aztecs held off a late rally to defeat the Runnin' Rebels in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Xavier Thames collected 17 points and six assists for top-seeded San Diego State (29-3), which will play New..." March 15

  • New Mexico 93, Fresno St. 77

    ProSportsDaily "Cameron Bairstow scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the second-seeded Lobos to a win in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Alex Kirk also scored 21 points for New Mexico (25-6), which will play Boise State in Friday's semifinals. Kendall..." March 14

  • San Diego St. 73, Utah St. 39

    ProSportsDaily "Xavier Thames had 15 points and seven assists as the Aztecs won easily in their Mountain West Conference tournament opener over the Aggies in Las Vegas. Winston Shepard added 13 points for San Diego State (28-3), which shot 52.5 percent from the field, including 7-of-17 from 3-point range. The..." March 14

  • UNLV's Dejean-Jones, Smith expected to play vs. Wyoming

    CBSSports.com "UNLV will get both Bryce Dejean-Jones and Roscoe Smith back for Thursday's Mountain West tournament quarterfinal game vs. Wyoming, Dave Rice said Tuesday. Dejean-Jones missed the Runnin' Rebels last game at Nevada due to suspension while Smith was sidelined for the past two games because of a..." March 12

  • Gerson Santo to miss CSU's postseason run with career-ending injury

    Denver Post "Colorado State men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy announced Monday afternoon that senior forward Gerson Santo suffered a fracture to his left hand early in CSU's regular-season finale at Wyoming on Saturday, ending the Brazilian big man's career on the court for CSU. "This is just a..." March 11

  • Colorado State's Daniel Bejarano delays surgery, has huge season

    Denver Post "Colorado State players say they couldn't imagine what the season might have become if standout guard Daniel Bejarano had decided to have knee surgery before New Year's Day. Or perhaps Bejarano's teammates did imagine it. "Daniel knows that this team without him, we would be nothing," said..." March 11

  • SDSU beats New Mexico for MW title

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Steve Fisher is an old school Big Ten basketball coach, from the days of Bobby Knight and Gene Keady. You play man-to-man defense because zones are soft, a cop-out, the ultimate sign of weakness. Guess how Fisher and his Aztecs just won a Mountain West championship on Saturday night. “I used..." March 09

  • Wyoming's strategy in final conference game: play angry

    Casper Star-Tribune "The Wyoming Cowboys need to play angry. In sports, you often hear about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. Coaches and players lecture about "flushing" a loss, ejecting it from your memory and moving forward in a new day. The losses may pile up, but they won't crush you, because..." March 07

  • Aggies forward Sean Harris has a memorable night

    Salt Lake Tribune "Two field goals may not seem like much. But for Sean Harris, it’s a career. The only Aggies senior who hasn’t been a regular starter made his first career start Wednesday night. And it was no ceremonial bit: Harris played the first nine minutes of the game without a break, then subbed in during..." March 06

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