The road from Las Vegas to the NCAA Tournament rarely has been filled with potholes for the New Mexico State basketball team the past three seasons.
Fresno State defeated Colorado State 77-68 in the final of the Mountain West women’s basketball tournament. The victory assured the Bulldogs of their seventh consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Not only did Jordan Adams help UCLA win a Pac-12 championship with one of the biggest shots of his life, the sophomore also exorcised some demons.
Kendall Williams hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining and New Mexico took down top-seeded San Diego State 64-58 in the Mountain West tournament championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Steve Alford has a new job in a new conference with a whole new set of players. Yet he finds himself in a very familiar spot today as he prepares to lead his team into a conference tournament championship game in Las Vegas.
UNLV’s basketball team might over the next 24 hours be given the opportunity to continue a season that has delivered more disappointments than not, but the Rebels should deny any and all such inquiries.
A Spalding sports equipment technician armed with lasers showed up recently at the Thomas & Mack Center — and he was on a mission. He was there to make sure the basketball rim and backboard support equipment were properly aligned and connected into a special Mountain West court floor. But he was also there to change Thomas & Mack’s look and convert the venue into a neutral site.