Mountain West Men's Basketball Weekly Release

 

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UPCOMING MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Friday, November 14 Broadcast Time
Loyola Marymount Classic (Los Angeles, Calif.)
   Boise State vs. San Diego
LMULions.com 3:30 p.m. PT
Bethesda at San José State MWN 5 p.m. PT
Weber State at Utah State MWN 7 p.m. MT
Fresno State at Pepperdine PepperdineSports.com 7 p.m. PT
EA Sports Maui Invitational (San Diego, Calif.)
   CSUN at San Diego State
FSSD/MWN 7 p.m. PT
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (Las Vegas, Nev.)
   Morehead State at UNLV
MWN 7:30 p.m. PT
All-Military Classic (West Point, N.Y.)
   Air Force at Army
PLN 8 p.m. ET
Idaho State at New Mexico ROOT/MWN 8 p.m. MT
Saturday, November 15 Broadcast Time
Cal Poly at Nevada MWN 3 p.m. PT
Loyola Marymount Classic (Los Angeles, Calif.)
   Boise State at Loyola Marymount
LMULions.com 5 p.m. PT
Montana at Colorado State MWN 8 p.m. MT
All-Military Classic (West Point, N.Y.)
   Air Force vs. VMI/Citadel
MWN TBA
Sunday, November 16 Broadcast Time
Portland at San José State MWN 1 p.m. PT
Northern Colorado at Wyoming MWN 2 p.m. MT
Utah State at Illinois State RedbirdHD.tv 4 p.m. CT
Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (Las Vegas, Nev.)
   Sam Houston State at UNLV
MWN 5 p.m. PT
Cal State Fullerton at New Mexico ROOT/MWN 7 p.m. MT
*Mountain West game

 

SAN DIEGO STATE IN NATIONAL RANKINGS
San Diego State is ranked 16th and 17th, respectively, in the preseason Associated Press and USA Today Coaches’ Top-25 polls, marking the Aztecs’ highest preseason ranking in either poll in school history. The Aztecs’ previous high for a preseason ranking in either poll was in 2012-13, when SDSU was listed at No. 20 in both polls. San Diego State has been ranked by AP voters for 17 consecutive weeks, a run that is tied for 10th-longest nationally. The Aztecs enter this season riding a streak of 17 weeks among the Coaches’ Top-25, which is the 11th-longest streak in the country.

 

HOME OPENERS
Seven of the 11 Mountain West teams will open the 2014-15 campaign on their home courts when action gets underway this weekend. Colorado State has won all 15 of its home openers in Moby Arena since the inception of the league in 1999-00, while New Mexico has won 12 straight home lid-lifters at The Pit. San Diego State and UNLV are each riding nine-game win streaks in home openers at Viejas Arena and the Thomas and Mack Center, respectively.

 

SEASON OPENERS
Mountain West teams combined for a 9-2 record in season openers in 2013-14, bringing the league’s collective record to 109-23 in season openers since the inception of the Conference in 1999-00. During that span, MW teams are 90-12 at home, 7-8 on the road and 12-3 in neutral-site lid-lifters.

 

400 WINS AND COUNTING
The Mountain West is home to three 400-win head coaches. Entering the 2014-15 season, Utah State’s Stew Morrill has amassed a 602-281 (.682) record over a 28-year head coaching career and is ranked 12th nationally for most wins. San Diego State’s Steve Fisher is 496-258 (.658) in 24 seasons as a head coach, while Colorado State’s Larry Eustachy has compiled a 444-283 (.611) career record over a 23-year span.

 

DIALING FROM LONG DISTANCE
UNLV currently holds the NCAA record for consecutive games with at least one made 3-pointer. Since the official adoption of the 3-point rule at the start of the 1986-87 season, the Runnin’ Rebels have connected on at least one trey in all 908 of their games. UNLV, Princeton, Vanderbilt are the only three teams in the country to have made at least one 3-pointer in every one of their games since the rule was implemented.

 

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