Emmanuel Omogbo spent the weekend in Maryland grieving the loss of his parents and twin niece and nephew in a tragic house fire. On Wednesday, Omogbo got a standing ovation when he checked into the game and scored 11 points in Colorado State's win against San Jose State.
Gary Parrish is joined by Matt Norlander and Sam Vecenie for this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast. They discuss the tragedy that Colorado State's Emmanuel Omogbo is dealing with, Michigan State's struggles, Gonzaga's at-large resume, Texas A&M's rise to the top of the SEC, the amazing job Arizona's Sean Miller is doing, and the case for Oklahoma to remain No. 1 in the AP poll with a win at Baylor this weekend.
It's one thing to coach Army or Navy in the Patriot League. It's quite another to coach Air Force in the Mountain West Conference, where UNLV is signing lottery picks and the Falcons are mostly limited to trying to enroll low-major prospects with no medical red flags.
Last season, San Diego State had to share the Mountain West Conference regular season title with Boise State. This season, look for the Aztecs to narrowly hold off the upstart Broncos and a challenge from UNLV to capture the MWC championship.