For starters, it's great to be back posting on the blog and I'm glad to see everyone is happy I returned. Hahaha. That's a joke. I got torched by posters on my last entry.
I was surprised that "Down year in the WAC," got as much attention as it did. I wasn't knocking the Aggies. They have been playing better basketball lately. As they should. They've been beating lesser teams. If they lost at home to Fresno State or Louisiana Tech, people on this blog would be outraged. And we've discussed the win at Reno. That was a great win. Fullerton was good too. Hey, they're playing better. I'm glad to see it. Last year, if I recall, they played strong down the stretch as well. That's a credit to them.
But do people really think the WAC is a strong conference? I mean, lets give a quick rundown of the teams. Nevada: I think there's potential here, but still having a down year in my opinion. Utah State: I like them, but I feel they're a bit overrated. The Aggies: Playing better and have talent. Recent streak good but, for the most part, against teams they should have handled. If it was the other way around, people would be outraged. Boise State: Strange team that I don't think is as good as last year. Fresno State: Up and down team with a bad record. San Jose State: Not good. Hawaii: Very mediocre.
I will give you this, Idaho and Louisiana Tech are much better. The Vandals are an entirely different team from a season ago and Tech is much more competitive. I don't think anyone would want to face either one of them when the WAC Tourney tips off.
The bottom line is that NMSU just has to keep winning. At Louisiana Tech tonight will be a tough game. La. Tech is a tough team to travel to no matter they're record and they are better this year. They will also have their last meeting with the Aggies on their mind which was an absolutely crazy game that could have gone either way.
I still think NMSU wins tonight. They're playing better ball and with confidence.