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MW Ranking
 1 Nevada 15-3(28-3) 
 2 Utah St. 15-3(25-6) 
 3 Fresno St. 13-5(22-8) 
 4 San Diego St. 11-7(19-12) 
 5 UNLV 11-7(17-13) 
 6 Air Force 8-10(17-13) 
 7 N.Mexico 7-11(13-17) 
 8 Colorado St. 7-11(12-19) 
 9 Boise St. 7-11(12-19) 
 10 Wyoming 4-14(8-23) 
 11 San Jose St. 1-17(4-26) 

MW Women 2018-2019
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Points Per Game
 Justin JAMES
  Wyoming
  (201-G-97)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. James, Wyoming22.1 
 2. Merrill, Utah St.21.1 
 3. Huggins, Fresno St.18.5 
 4. Martin, Nevada18.0 
 5. Taylor, Fresno St.17.9 
 6. Caroline, Nevada17.3 
 7. McDaniels, San D.16.2 
 8. Carvacho, Colorado.16.2 
 9. Watson, San D.15.9 
 10. Paige, Colorado St.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicolas CARVACHO
  Colorado.
  (211-F-97)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Carvacho, Colorado.12.6 
 2. Caroline, Nevada9.6 
 3. Grimes, Fresno St.9.3 
 4. Queta, Utah St.8.9 
 5. Bragg, N.Mexico8.8 
 6. James, Wyoming8.5 
 7. Steadman, San J.8.5 
 8. McDaniels, San D.8.4 
 9. Swan-Ford, Air F.7.1 
 10. Diong, UNLV7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Deshon TAYLOR
  Fresno St.
  (188-G-96)
  Avg: 5
 1. Taylor, Fresno St.5.0 
 2. Robotham, UNLV4.8 
 3. James, Wyoming4.4 
 4. Merrill, Utah St.4.3 
 5. Watson, San D.4.2 
 6. Martin, Nevada3.8 
 7. Martin, Nevada3.8 
 8. Blackwell, Fresno St.3.6 
 9. Hardy, UNLV3.5 
 10. Ivey, San Jose St.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Justin JAMES
  Wyoming
  (201-G-97)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. James, Wyoming1.5 
 2. Edwards, Colorado.1.4 
 3. Martin, Nevada1.4 
 4. Taylor, Fresno St.1.4 
 5. Paige, Colorado St.1.3 
 6. Martin, Nevada1.3 
 7. Moore, Colorado.1.2 
 8. Bittner, Fresno St.1.2 
 9. Thurman, Nevada1.2 
 10. Robotham, UNLV1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Neemias QUETA
  Utah St.
  (211-C-99)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Queta, Utah St.2.4 
 2. Grimes, Fresno St.1.7 
 3. Diong, UNLV1.5 
 4. Mensah, San D.1.2 
 5. Bragg, N.Mexico1.2 
 6. Martin, Nevada0.9 
 7. Porter, Nevada0.8 
 8. Barry, San Jose St.0.8 
 9. Tchatchoua, UNLV0.7 
 10. Thurman, Nevada0.7 


Utah State University wins the USA MW 2018-2019 title (Photo: MW)

Utah State University 2018-19
Craig Smith Craig Smith Smith
Neemias Queta
Queta
Quinn Taylor
Taylor
Brock Miller
Miller
Sam Merrill
Merrill
Crew Ainge
Ainge
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
23  Queta Neemias 211 (6'11'') C 99 Portugal
10  Taylor Quinn 203 (6'8'') F 0 USA
22  Miller Brock 198 (6'6'') G 97 USA
5  Merrill Sam 196 (6'5'') G 0 USA
4  Ainge Crew 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
14  Grootfaam Roche 203 (6'8'') F 0 Surinam
24  Brito Diogo 196 (6'5'') G 97 Portugal
3  Knight III John 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
2  Brown Jr. Dwayne 198 (6'6'') G/F 0 USA
21  Fakira Ben 208 (6'10'') F 0 Australia
0  Stall Klay 208 (6'10'') C 0 USA
 Ashworth Steven 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
 Davis Ke'Sean 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
1  Knight Tauriawn 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
12  Bean Justin 201 (6'7'') F 0 USA
15  Porter Abel 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Craig Smith
Coach Assistant: Austin Hansen
Coach Assistant: Eric Peterson


SECOND-HALF SURGE PROPELS UTAH STATE TO MW MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - Mar 17, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - No. 2 seed Utah State punched its ticket to the program's first NCAA Tournament since 2011, winning the 2019 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship over No. 4 seed San Diego State. 2019 Mountain West Player of the Year and Tournament MVP Sam Merrill (6'5''-G) led the Aggies with 24 points in the championship game, while 2019 Mountain West Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Neemias Queta (6'11''-C-99) added 17 points and eight rebounds. The Aggies surged ahead with a 13-0 run to start the second half, and held the Aztecs to just 25 points on 27 percent shooting in the second half.
Utah State-San Diego State quick hitters below:
Utah State wins the 2019 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship and clinches the Conference's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
This marks the first time since 2011 that Utah State has made the NCAA tournament.
Today's win is the third-ever Mountain West championship for Utah State in any sport, and first-ever in men's basketball.
This is the ninth time in 20 years that the No. 2 seed has won the Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship, more than twice as many as any other seed in tournament history.
Utah State's junior guard Sam Merrill was named the 2019 Air Force Reserve Mountain West Men's Basketball Championship MVP. For the tournament, Merrill averaged 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game, while shooting 47.5 percent (19-of-40) from the field and 92.6 percent (25-of-27) from the free throw line.
In the title game, Merrill registered his fifth-consecutive 20-point game with 24 points. On the year, Merrill now has 18 20-point games, and 27 in his career.
2019 Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year Neemias Queta also earned all-tournament team honors, averaging 14.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game.
Leading by just two points at half, the Aggies opened up the second half on a 13-0 run to seize control of the game. Utah State held San Diego State to just 25 points in the second half on 27 percent (10-of-37) shooting.
Utah State is now 26-2 on the year when leading at the half.
Overall, the Aggies have won 10-straight games, and 17 of their last 18 overall.
San Diego State's senior guard Devin Watson (6'1''-G-95) led the Aztecs with 18 points, with all five of his made field goals coming from behind the arc.

MWC Tournament Final: Utah State - San Diego State 64-57
MWC Tournament Semifinals:
Utah State - Fresno State 85-60
San Diego State - Nevada 65-56

Courtesy of themw.com


All-MWC Awards 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

All-MWC 1st Team 2019
Nicolas Carvacho
Carvacho
Deshon Taylor
Taylor
Jordan Caroline
Caroline
Caleb Martin
Martin
Sam Merrill
Merrill

All-Tournament MVP: Sam Merrill (6'5''-G) of Utah St.
Player of the Year: Sam Merrill (6'5''-G) of Utah St.
Defensive Player of the Year: Neemias Queta (6'11''-C-99) of Utah St.
Freshman of the Year: Neemias Queta (6'11''-C-99) of Utah St.
Newcomer of the Year: Braxton Huggins (6'4''-G) of Fresno St.
Sixth Man of the Year: Jazz Johnson (5'10''-G-96) of Nevada
Coach of the Year: Craig Smith of Utah St.

1st Team
F: Nicolas Carvacho (6'11''-F-97) of Colorado St.
G: Deshon Taylor (6'2''-G-96) of Fresno St.
G/F: Jordan Caroline (6'7''-G/F-96) of Nevada
F: Caleb Martin (6'7''-F-95) of Nevada
G: Sam Merrill (6'5''-G) of Utah St.

2nd Team
G: Braxton Huggins (6'4''-G) of Fresno St.
F: Jalen McDaniels (6'10''-F-98) of San Diego St.
G: Devin Watson (6'1''-G-95) of San Diego St.
C: Neemias Queta (6'11''-C-99) of Utah St.
G: Justin James (6'7''-G-97) of Wyoming

3rd Team
F: Lavelle Scottie (6'7''-F) of Air Force
G: Justinian Jessup (6'6''-G) of Boise St.
F: Cody Martin (6'7''-F-95) of Nevada
G: Anthony Mathis (6'3''-G-96) of N.Mexico
G: Kris Clyburn (6'6''-G-96) of UNLV

Honorable Mention
Ryan Swan-Ford (6'7''-F) of Air Force
Derrick Alston (6'8''-G) of Boise St.
Jeremiah Paige (6'3''-G-96) of Colorado St.
Nate Grimes (6'8''-F-96) of Fresno St.

All-Defensive Team
F: Nicolas Carvacho (6'11''-F-97) of Colorado St.
G: Jeremiah Paige (6'3''-G-96) of Colorado St.
G: Deshon Taylor (6'2''-G-96) of Fresno St.
G/F: Jordan Caroline (6'7''-G/F-96) of Nevada
F: Caleb Martin (6'7''-F-95) of Nevada
F: Cody Martin (6'7''-F-95) of Nevada
G: Jeremy Hemsley (6'3''-G) of San Diego St.
G: Kris Clyburn (6'6''-G-96) of UNLV
C: Neemias Queta (6'11''-C-99) of Utah St.

All-Tournament Team
G/F: Vance Jackson (6'9''-G/F-97) of N.Mexico
F: Jalen McDaniels (6'10''-F-98) of San Diego St.
G: Devin Watson (6'1''-G-95) of San Diego St.
C: Neemias Queta (6'11''-C-99) of Utah St.
G: Sam Merrill (6'5''-G) of Utah St.


 

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