The importance of Monday's Aggie game versus Boise State is self explanatory.
NMSU needs to win. First off, every win leading up to the WAC Tournament is important. And with that being said, every loss is important as well. As in, you'd like to avoid them.
Boise is breathing down the Aggies' neck for third place. And with a 1-0 lead in the season series, a Monday night win would give the Broncos the tiebreaker.
If the tourney tipped off today, NMSU would face San Jose State. I think that's a favorable matchup for the Aggies - they've swept the Spartans this season, in close games no doubt, but still won both and I think they match up well with SJSU.
I think most would like to avoid Idaho if they could. The Vandals have been scrappy this year and have given NMSU - and just about every other WAC school - problems at some point or another.
But really, I think just getting wins going into the tourney is huge. You wanna feel good going into the key point of the season. Get some positive vibes going.