MWC at a glance: Men’s basketball

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    By Jared Lloyd

    And down the stretch they . . . limp? No one is really surprised that New Mexico and Air Force are stumbling into the last two weeks of the season with bad records. But Colorado State is the team that has really faltered. After a strong non-conference showing, the Rams have now lost six straight games and the road doesn”t look any brighter. They have games with UNLV, Utah, and BYU before the season draws to a close.

    Utah returned to the Top 25 this week for the first time since Dec. 4, 2000, then promptly almost lost to UNLV at the Huntsman Center. Utah controls their own destiny at home, with only a trip to MWC cellar-dwellers New Mexico and Air Force left on the schedule.

    The Falcons of Air Force must be relieved to be playing three out of their final four games at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs. Their combined conference record on the road since 2000? 1 win, 25 losses. Opponents ate playing at Air Force because only 2100 people come to the games, making the arena unnervingly quiet.

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