Thursday, February 26, 2009

TMB on the WAC tonight

Now we're not trying to go all chi-chi on you but we're jumping to the conclusion that you are well aware of Travis Mason-Bushman -- heretofore to be known as TMB -- and his Vandal Nation blog. We won't ask for a show of hands but he is providing superb coverage of the Idaho athletics and especially the resurgent Vandal men's basketball program. TMB checks in with coverage on tonight's games:

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WAC men’s hoops preview: Feb. 26

The Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball season is in the home stretch, with just two weeks to go before the conference tournament in Reno. Utah State has already clinched a share of the regular-season title and is all but a lock to capture it outright. But as we’ve detailed, four teams — Nevada, New Mexico State, Boise State and Idaho — are still desperately fighting to be “Best of the Rest,” and this week’s set of games should go a long way toward shaking out the contenders.

As explained previously, the real trick right now for WAC Tournament contenders is getting a #2 or #3 seed. The way the brackets are paired — (1/8, 4/5), (2/7, 3/6) means that, in all likelihood, whoever gets the #4/5 set will meet Utah State in the semifinals… and could see their run end there. Whoever wants to get to meet USU in the finals, will have to come out of the 2/7, 3/6 bracket. The fight for second and third, then, becomes crucial...

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