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Boise State Basketball: Hutchinson’s performance in rarified air

In Mountain West, News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Boise State’s Chandler Hutchinson arrived on the national scene in a major way on Saturday night with his school record 44-point performance in the Broncos’ 83-80 win over San Diego State.  The 6-7 senior from Mission Viejo, California, came in averaging 18.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game and should have already been recognized across …

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Long Beach State’s tough non-league schedule pays off in win over Colorado State

In Big West, Mountain West by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Unnecessarily, the Big West Conference doesn’t get enough respect; however, the level of competition these teams see in non-conference play helps them push their competition level for conference play. The Long Beach State 49ers, in the Don Monson era,  have always scheduled tough non-league slates and Thursday evening’s 56-55 win over Colorado State, in a defensive slugfest showed how the …

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Marching to Madness Episode 26: Nevada head coach Eric Musselman

In Mountain West, Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are joined by Nevada head coach Eric Musselman. The trio discuss the Wolf Pack’s success in year one under Musselman, what he’s learned throughout his journey as a coach at both the college and pro levels, and so much more. It’s yet another must-listen episode of Marching …

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UNLV’s offense could make Runnin’ Rebels an MWC contender

In Mountain West by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez There is such great history surrounding the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels program. With the competition in the Mountain West Conference, however, things have been more bleak than usual. They have missed the big dance in consecutive seasons in the last two years for the first time since they missed the dance for six straight seasons from 2001 to 2006. Turmoil has …

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Aztecs finding way in early season win at The Beach

In Mountain West by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez San Diego State coach Steve Fisher has been on a topsy-turvy road with the Aztecs’ 4-3 start. In fact, SDSU hasn’t started with three losses at this juncture since 2006; yet, ironically the squad already already knocked off No. 14 Cal at the Las Vegas Invitational last weekend. In ’06, they were able to recover slightly and eventually bounce …

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MWC: Aztecs look to continue run

In Mountain West by Ken Cross

The San Diego State Aztecs are an overwhelming favorite to win the Mountain West Conference again this year as they netted 22 of 25 first place votes as selected by the media who cover the conference.  There’s no dissenting here as coach Steve Fisher will look for his ninth NCAA appearance in his 17th season at SDSU. San Diego State …