Boise State beat Fresno State 89-77 on Tuesday night to make the Mountain West women’s basketball tournament championship game. The Broncos have won the title three of the past four years.
St. Mary’s became a sworn enemy of all those teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble for the next several days, shocking the Zags 60-47 and everyone watching the West Coast Conference Tournament final, which included a packed 7,771 at Orleans Arena.
Jordan Hunter had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead St. Mary’s to a 60-47 upset of No. 1 Gonzaga in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament at Orleans Arena on Tuesday night.
The Pac-12 tournament begins Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena without a team ranked in the AP 25, and with only two in position to secure bids to the NCAA Tournament, according toESPN’s Joe Lunardi.
Defense almost helped UNLV beat San Diego State in their most recent meeting. Now the teams meet again Thursday in the Mountain West tournament quarterfinals.
The Aggies, who are favored to win the Western Athletic Conference tournament at Orleans Arena, have 14 players that average 11.2 minutes per game or more.
Gonzaga is a consensus 14½-point favorite over Saint Mary’s at Las Vegas sportsbooks. When Caesars Entertainment went to 15 early Tuesday afternoon, it quickly took a five-figure wager on the Gaels.