The UNLV women’s basketball team knocked off New Mexico 65-59 Wednesday night in a Mountain West Conference game in Albuquerque, N.M.
F or those who missed the entire first half of UNLV-New Mexico basketball on television Wednesday evening, those who sat clutching their remotes tighter and tighter as two Top 25 teams went at it but were nowhere to be found on the ol’ tube, you can be certain one theme defined the matchup from its outset.
Viewers tuning in to the CBS College Sports Network to see a battle for first place in the Mountain West Conference on Wednesday night were treated to an amazing basketball game.
If there’s an interesting story behind why Darington Hobson left Las Vegas, and what led him on a winding road to New Mexico, he’s not going to tell it. Not this week, at least.
They had a party as the Rebels kicked Jimmer Fredette and then-No. 12 Brigham Young to the curb Saturday afternoon. When they left, UNLV led the Far West, which is what the sports writers back east call the Pacific-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic Conference and Gonzaga, in basketball attendance.
The Mountain West Conference is doing some serious climbing.
Junior guard Tre’Von Willis is attracting awards, and UNLV is back in the national rankings. Everyone likes to be appreciated and recognized, but Willis also knows the importance of perspective.
Intensity was in Tre’Von Willis’ eyes when he first stepped on the floor Saturday. The UNLV junior guard appeared ready for a fight.
Brigham Young’s women’s basketball team used a 17-2 spurt to pull away from UNLV and gain a 76-60 victory in the Mountain West Conference on Saturday at Provo, Utah.
Don’t be misled by coach-speak that suggests every game is as important as the next.