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Gonzaga (23-2) has lost just once since holding off the Gaels a month ago, 64-63 to No. 13 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
More moments for Mountain West
With Gonzaga at No. 3/5 in the aforementioned polls and Arizona at No. 9 in both polls, the WCC and Pac-12 have the highest-ranked teams in the West, but the Mountain West Conference is still superior to either league top to bottom, with New Mexico at No. 19 and Colorado State at No. 24 in the AP poll. San Diego State, which has been plagued by injuries, is No. 22 in the Coaches Poll.
UNLV (18-6) is also right there in line for an NCAA Tournament at-large berth, providing the Rebels don’t win the conference tournament on their home floor, giving the MWC five probable teams for the Big Dance.
Then there’s the surprise team of the league — Air Force. The Falcons are tied for fifth in the league with a 5-4 record, despite stumbling last week at New Mexico and Nevada, and can add the Rebels to the list of teams they’ve upset at Clune Arena this year on Wednesday.
Air Force surprised San Diego State 70-67 in Colorado Springs last week for the second straight year.
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