This week in hoops

Conference play begins this week in the Mountain West. The Utes are the only sub-.500 team entering league play, but hope to reverse that trend.

Last Week:

Albany 59, Utah 58

Albany nailed 11 three pointers to get by the Utes. A late fast break bucket sealed the deal for the Great Danes.

Poor rebounding off a missed free throw and a turnover ended any shot of a Ute victory.

Stephen Weigh scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Utes.

This Week:

The Utes open MWC play and get a tough first test. They play UNLV on Wednesday in Las Vegas. The Rebels are 13-2 and riding a nine-game win streak.

Three days later the Utes host 8-4 TCU. The Horned frogs have won four of their last five games.

Around the Mountain West:

Air Force 13-1
Marquee Wins: at Stanford, Texas Tech, Wake Forest
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat George Washington and Santa Clara.
This Week: at Colorado State (1/3), home against UNLV (1/6)

BYU 10-4
Marquee Wins: Seton Hall
Bad Losses: at Lamar
Last Week: Beat Liberty, Oral Roberts and Seton Hall in consecutive days. Only Seton Hall was within 10 points.
This Week: The Cougars host San Diego State (1/6).

Colorado State 10-2
Marquee Wins: at Colorado, Kansas State
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat Alabama State and Chattanooga.
This Week:Host N0. 16 Air Force (1/3) and travel to New Mexico (1/6).

New Mexico 11-4
Marquee Wins: Colorado, Kansas State, Wichita State
Bad Losses: UTEP
Last Week: The Lobos beat Alcorn State and Pepperdine but lost to Texas Tech in the game where Bobby Knight passed Dean Smith as the winningest D-I coach.
This Week: at TCU (1/3), host Colorado State (1/6)

San Diego State 11-3
Marquee Wins: Cal
Bad Losses: at Western Michigan
Last Week: Beat Lafayette
This Week: Host Wyoming (1/3) at BYU (1/6)

Texas Christian 8-4
Marquee Wins: None
Bad Losses: at Saint Mary's
Last Week: Game at Colorado was cancelled.
This Week: New Mexico (1/3), at Utah (1/6).

UNLV 13-2
Marquee Wins: Nevada, South Florida
Bad Losses: UC Santa Barbara
Last Week: Beat Texas Tech on national television and then beat Houston two days later.
This Week: Host Utah, at No. 16 Air Force

Wyoming 9-5
< B>Marquee Wins: Colorado
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Lost at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
This Week: at San Diego State (1/3).

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