MWC Notebook – Dec. 6

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Dec 052010
 
Authors: Compiled by Matt L. Stephens

Air Force

The Air Force football team (8-4) has accepted an invitation to play in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl on Dec. 27.

The Falcons will face Georgia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. The bowl game will be televised on ESPN2.

Brigham Young

After a tough start to the 2010 season, the BYU football team (6-6) fought back to become bowl eligible and accepted an invitation to play in the fifth annual New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 18.

The Cougars will face the UTEP Miners from Conference USA.

The MWC has won the past three New Mexico Bowls.

New Mexico

The New Mexico volleyball team (20-10), the only MWC school other than CSU to make NCAA Tournament this season, lost in the opening round on Friday 3-0 to Southern California.

Senior outside hitter Lisa Meeter, a Colorado Springs native, led the Lobos with five digs and nine kills.

SDSU

The No. 17 San Diego State men’s basketball team (8-0) battled to remain undefeated on the season by defeating Wichita State 83-69 on Saturday in the MWC/MVC Challenge.

Senior power forward Billy White led the Aztecs with 24 points. Sophomore Kawhi Leonard added 16 points of his own and 12 rebounds.

TCU

The TCU football team (12-0), one of three undefeated teams in NCAA FBS, finished No. 3 in the final regular season BCS standings, and will be heading to the Rose Bowl to face Big Ten champion Wisconsin.

The Rose Bowl, presented by Vizio, will be played on Jan. 1, 2011 in Pasedena, Calif., and will be televised on ESPN.

UNLV

The UNLV women’s basketball team (5-2) bounced back after a tough loss to Nebraska by defeating San Jose State on Sunday, 80-48.

Sophomore guard Kelli Thompson led the Lady Rebels in scoring with 16 points and shot 4 of 7 from behind the arc.

Utah

The Utah football team (10-2) has accepted an invitation to play in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl, being held on Dec. 22.

The Utes will face Boise State from the Western Athletic Conference. Utah will leave the MWC at the conclusion of the 2010 football season and the BSU Broncos will be taking the Utes’ place.

Wyoming

The Wyoming men’s basketball team (3-5) ended its three-game losing streak on Saturday by defeating Indiana State 81-51 in Laramie, Wyo.

JayDee Luster, Amath M’Baye, Afam Muojeke, Djbril Thiam and Desmar Jackson all scored in double figures.

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