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MW Conference Tournament Preview

Posted by Lobofan2003 on March 14, 2019 at 1:45 AM

The Mountain West tournament is getting underway here in Las Vegas, it and the Pac-12 Tournament are the reasons I go to Las Vegas every year. This year there are two clear favorites and a couple other teams who could win it, but if you are looking for a darkhorse outside the Top 4 seeds you are unlikely to find one.


Player to Watch: Neemias Queta - Utah State; the big for Utah State is a huge shot blocking presence at the rim and some day is a future NBA lottery pick I believe. If he is knocking down shots in the post and altering opponents' shots the Utah State Aggies are a tough out.


Storyline: Everyone wants to see a Utah State/Nevada rematch in the final after the postgame incidents in Logan. Will the top seeds oblige and make it to the final.


Predictions: The winner is coming from the Top 4 seeds; yes Air Force and New Mexico each have two wins against the Top 4 but the inconsistently, especially of the Lobos, have killed them all year. As a biased fan of the team who follows them closely, I have no idea how they are going to perform.

I have gone back and forth on this all week, but I like SDSU to upset Nevada in the semis as they did last year and fans won't get the rematch of Nevada/Utah State like they want, in fact I am picking the Aztecs to win their 2nd consecutive Mountain West tournament. The Aztecs are loaded with talent, including future NBA player Jalen McDaniels.

Round-by-round picks:

1st round

Boise

UNM

Air Force

Quarterfinals

Nevada

SDSU

Utah State

Fresno

Semifinals

SDSU

Utah State

Final

SDSU


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