With the NBA Draft less than 72 hours away, many of those who will meet commissioner David Stern on Thursday in New York can start packing for a trip to Las Vegas next month.
On Friday, guard Morgan Warburton’s basket with 2.7 seconds left sent Utah into the Mountain West Conference women’s tournament final.
Over a two-month schedule, Utah center Luke Nevill stood out as the best player in the Mountain West Conference. During an intense three days in Las Vegas, he proved it again.
Craig Thompson and his Mountain West Conference brethren stand on the other side of the fence today, from seeking an objective process in football to hoping a subjective one in basketball falls in their direction.
Warning signs surrounded UNLV coach Lon Kruger in November. He sounded the alarm several times in the following months, receiving only sporadic responses from his players.
Doesn’t it always work this way?
Not that he needed to prove anything, but just in case there still were any doubters regarding Luke Nevill being the best player in the Mountain West Conference, the 7-foot-2-inch senior center from Utah showed Friday why he was named Player of the Year.
The team no one expected to last this long in the Mountain West Conference women’s basketball tournament was making one final stab at sticking around for another day.
Returning to his hometown, Lorrenzo Wade said recently, was not a special occasion. He is revising that statement now, however, because winning in Las Vegas is becoming a big deal to him.