Some other teams that missed out on the most recent NCAA Tournament have reason to feel optimistic about their postseason prospects this year.
All 11 Mountain West teams will take the court by Thursday, and eight will be part of the season’s first night on Tuesday.
This season figures to be one of transition more than contention for UNLV, which opens its basketball season at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Purdue-Fort Wayne at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Las Vegas remains a knowledgeable basketball market, so can the up-tempo system of new head coach T.J. Otzelberger’s re-energize the Thomas & Mack Center?
The Warriors announced Curry had undergone surgery Friday morning performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles.
The 2019-20 college basketball season tips off Tuesday with four of the favorites to win the 2020 title, as Michigan State plays Kentucky and Kansas meets Duke.
Michigan State is the 6-1 favorite at the Westgate sportsbook to win the 2020 NCAA title, and Gonzaga has the highest season win total, 27½, at the DraftKings sportsbook.
Stephen Curry broke his left hand and became the latest injured Warriors player when he fell hard in the third quarter of another embarrassing defeat by Golden State, 121-110 to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
UNLV took apart West Coast Baptist 112-54 on Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center, but recent history shows that exhibition games aren’t great predictors of what’s to come.
Golden State’s title odds went from 12-1 to 100-1 after two blowout losses to start the season, then moved to 60-1 after Monday’s 134-123 win over the Pelicans.