• My Scores
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf
  • NCAA BB
  • NCAA FB

What-to-know tourney previews: Western Athletic Conference

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

After romping in its first 16 games in league play, Louisiana Tech has fallen to earth. (USATSI)

WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

1. Can Louisiana Tech regain its swagger?

Mike White's team came out of nowhere this season and was picked to finish in the middle of the pack. However, the Bulldogs ran off 16 consecutive wins in league play and put themselves in the discussion for at an-large bid before dropping their final two games this past week at New Mexico State and Denver.

2. Is this definitely a one-bid league?

One week ago, I would have said Louisiana Tech could get into the field even if it loses in the championship contest. However, now this is a one-bid league after the Bulldogs slipped up twice down the stretch. Denver goes in as the co-favorite, along with the Bulldogs. But neither have the resume to warrant at at-large bid.

3. Can anyone else win this besides Denver and Louisiana Tech -- who shared the league crown?

New Mexico State has beaten both Denver and Louisiana Tech this season. The Aggies have reeled off wins in 15 of their last 17 and have plenty of balance. Marvin Menzies' team is a legitimate threat to win the tourney.


Schedule: All games at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas: March 12 (first round); March 14 (quarterfinals); March 15 (semifinals); March 16 (championship).

Title game: Saturday, March 16, at 11 p.m. ET (at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas).

THREE BEST PLAYERS

Conference RPI: 12
KenPom.com rating:
12
Sagarin rating:
13

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

December 20, 2014
Calipari and Cauley-Stein on dominant win over UCLA (1:53)
December 20, 2014
No. 1 Kentucky vs. UCLA highlights
(0:59)
December 20, 2014
CBS Sports Classic recap
(2:05)
December 20, 2014
Williams and Paige on win over No. 12 Ohio State
(1:36)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

College Bowl Bound

Free 2-Day Shipping over $100!
Use code 2DAY100
Get their favorite team
Shop Now