MW not perceived as a good hoops league, but don’t tell Allen Edwards that

As Wyoming gets set to begin play in the Mountain West Tournament at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday against Air Force, it appears — and this isn’t breaking news — that the MW will again be a one-bid league to the NCAA Tournament.

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Last year, San Diego State went 16-2 in MW play and was the top seed in the MW Tournament. It lost to Fresno State in the tournament’s championship game, and played in the NIT. Nevada won this year’s regular-season MW title, and although its RPI entering the MW Tournament is 36, the Wolf Pack seemingly has to win the tournament to get to the NCAAs.

Right, wrong or indifferent, on a national scale the MW is a mid-major conference. The days of getting multiple teams into the NCAA Tournament, let alone five not that long ago, are gone — at least until its 11 hoops-playing members win some notable nonconference games.

First-year UW coach Allen Edwards was asked about this perception Monday, and had this to say:  “Sometimes the perception hurts because of the year San Diego State (sixth seed) and New Mexico (fifth seed) has had, and probably because those guys not taking down a Power 5 team. This is a well-balanced league and we’ve been beating up on each other. Sometimes that looks bad. There are teams in this league can go into the (NCAA) Tournament and get a win. Nevada is a good team. So is Colorado State, Boise State, Fresno State. … I can go down the list all the way down to us (the seventh seed in the MW Tournament). I disagree with people saying it’s down year or a one-bid league.”

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UW sports live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming on Thursday, Jan. 12.

Lots of talk about UW football, which included recruiting, a new defensive coordinator and the announcement that quarterback Josh Allen will return to the Cowboys for his junior season in 2017.

There also was a lot of conversation about the Cowboys’ 95-87 win Wednesday night over Utah State in MW men’s hoops.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

Live Blog University of Wyoming sports live chat

UW sports live chat replay – Thursday, Oct. 23

Here’s the replay of WyoSports senior editor Robert Gagliardi’s weekly live chat on University of Wyoming sports on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Lot’s of spirited talk about UW football, as it will try to snap its three-game losing streak at Border War rival Colorado State Saturday. Also some UW men’s basketball talk.

Gagliardi will host a live chat from the UW-CSU football game starting at 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Check back to this blog and wyosports.net for the link later this week.

Live Blog University of Wyoming sports live chat

VIDEO: UW women’s basketball media day

University of Wyoming women’s basketball seniors Kayla Woodward, left, and Kaitlyn Mileto, right, along with coach Joe Legerski, speak at UW’s basketball media day on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

The Cowgirls were picked to finish third in the Mountain West, and Woodward was selected as the preseason player of the year. Both Woodward and Mileto have scored more than 1,000 points in their UW careers.


For more coverage from media day, see Thursday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang and log on to wyosports.net.

Video by Robert Gagliardi/WyoSports.