Originally posted on Basketball Predictions  |  Last updated 1/17/12
#22 San Diego State 69, #12 UNLV 67My regular readers know that I look at wins and losses much differently than the mainstream media and pollsters. The response from them after this game was, naturally, that it was a great game for San Diego State and we need to worry about UNLV. Just look at the Coaches Poll. This was the only game UNLV played all week, and they were dropped from 12th to 20th. San Diego State's other game during the week was a horrid eight point win over a Chicago State team that, at the time, was 0-15 and that is rated 340th in the nation by Pomeroy (out of 345, if you're curious), yet they were jacked up from 22nd to 16th. But in my view, this is exactly backwards. I thought that despite a frenzied crowd, UNLV clearly outplayed San Diego State. This result makes me more confident that UNLV is the best team in the Mountain West, not less. Let me tell you why.First of all, UNLV earned 15 more offensive rebounds and committed one fewer turnover, meaning 16 more poss...
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