This week in hoops

The Utes try to get back on track, while the Air Force Falcons try to roll on. Air Force is clearly the class of the league, but the Utes may lack a conference win, but are giving teams fits in close games.

Last Week:

It is getting tough to find new ways to say that the Utes had another tough week. Once again they lose two games, another in overtime.

A game in Ft. Collins found Colorado State dominating the offensive glass and beating the Utes 73-57.

A few nights later they had another heartbreaker but it was New Mexico who held off a furious Ute rally to win 86-82 in overtime.

This Week:

The Utes get a pair of road games to try and right the ship. They start things off on Tuesday with No. 11 Air Force in a tough game against the Mountain West's best team.

Wyoming heads into Salt Lake City on Saturday, their second game in the state of Utah that week.

Around the Mountain West:

Air Force 17-1
Marquee Wins: at Stanford, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, UNLV
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Air Force squeaked by New Mexico and Wyoming.
This Week: The Falcons travel to Utah and host San Diego State.
Fast Fact: Since beating Santa Clara by 30, the Falcons have not won a game by double figures.

BYU 12-5
Marquee Wins: Seton Hall
Bad Losses: at Lamar
Last Week: Beat TCU, lost to UNLV.
This Week:BYU hosts Wyoming and travels to Colorado State.
Fast Fact: The loss to UNLV snapped a seven-game win streak.

Colorado State 12-4
Marquee Wins: at Colorado, Kansas State
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat Utah, lost at San Diego State.
This Week:At TCU and home against BYU.

New Mexico 12-7
Marquee Wins: Colorado, Kansas State, Wichita State
Bad Losses: UTEP
Last Week: Lost at Air Force, beat Utah.
This Week: The Lobos have just one game, Wednesday at San Diego State
Fast Fact: J.R. Giddens had a career high 13 rebounds in the overtime win over Utah.

San Diego State 12-5
Marquee Wins: Cal
Bad Losses: at Western Michigan
Last Week: Beat Colorado State
This Week: Host New Mexico, at Air Force

Texas Christian 10-5
Marquee Wins: None
Bad Losses: at Saint Mary's
Last Week: Lost at BYU.
This Week: Host Colorado State and UNLV

UNLV 15-4
Marquee Wins: Nevada, South Florida
Bad Losses: UC Santa Barbara
Last Week: Lost at UNLV, beat BYU.
This Week: at TCU on Saturday.
Fast Fact: UNLV lost two in a row before beating BYU. Before that they had rattled off 10 in a row.

Wyoming 11-6
< B>Marquee Wins:
Colorado
Bad Losses: None
Last Week: Beat UNLV, lost to Air Force
This Week: at BYU, at Utah
Fast Fact: Opened the season 7-1, but have been just 4-5 since


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