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Hump Day Preview: Mountain West Showdown

Posted on: January 26, 2011 3:51 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2011 4:02 pm
 


Posted by Eric Angevine

All us CBS hoop nerds have been dying for this day to come for some time now. Steve Fisher's rugged Aztecs at BYU to take on The Jimmer Show.

San Diego State @ BYU, 10:00 p.m. ET, CBS College Sports: This one's pretty easy to figure out, strategy-wise. The Aztecs might take a few outside shots to create space for the pass into the post. The Cougars might try to pass the ball inside a few times in order to give Jimmer enough room to fire away. Whichever Mountain West team can execute their preferred game plan best will win. This should be a thriller.

Texas @ Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN: The Longhorns continue their emotional tour of the Big 12. Four days after beating Kansas and grieving forward Thomas Robinson, Texas heads to OSU just in time for the tenth anniversary of the plane crash that killed ten members of the program during Eddie Sutton's tenure. This will be an interesting test for both teams, but the Longhorns are so mega-efficient, there will have to be a breakdown somewhere for them to lose. | Video Preview

West Virginia @ Louisville, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU: If bench strength figures into this one, the Mountaineers are sunk. With all the turmoil surrounding the WVU program right now, Bob Huggins is down to nine scholarship players. Louisville has shown some fortitude of late, so the guys who do suit up for Huggins will need to be laser-focused to hang with the Cards. | Video Preview

Also on:

Memphis @ UCF, 8:00 p.m. ET, CBS College Sports

North Carolina @ Miami, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Creighton @ Northern Iowa, 9:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Comments

Since: Jan 25, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:49 pm
 

Hump Day Preview: Mountain West Showdown

I see BYU handing the Aztecs there first loss in this one.....Jimmer Fredettes is the best player on the court and him and the rest of the Cougars will get it done. The Aztecs should control down low with superior athleticism and size in the paint, but BYU has the clear edge being one of the best perimeter and 3 Pt shooting teams in the coutry, led by arguably the countries best shooter in Fredette. Also, I think that against better teams like BYU, San Diego St's lack of a true PG that runs the show on the court will hurt them a little bit. My last point is in close games like this one I like to lean towards the better FT shooting team, which in this case is BYU who shoots abt 74% while SDS shoots 66%.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Hump Day Preview: Mountain West Showdown

i think i have seen a site on the AZTECS home page,  that you can do a kindof PAY PER VIEW..  a live link ??...  dont remember how much... but may be worth it..   dont think it was very much though....   I so cant wait!!!!!  should be good game!!



Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:34 pm
 

Hump Day Preview: Mountain West Showdown

It is a shame that most of America won't be able to watch the SDSU-BYU game, because ESPN or anyone else for that matter won't show it. Does anyone know where to watch it online?



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Hump Day Preview: Mountain West Showdown

Why only CBS college sports cover the biggest Mountain West game of the year is beyond me.  



Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Hump Day Preview: Mountain West Showdown

San Diego State @ BYU, 10:00 p.m. ET
My mommy won't let me stay up late so I can't watch it...Cry



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Hump Day Preview: Mountain West Showdown



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