MWC Notebook – Nov. 15

Nov 142010
Authors: Compiled by Matt L. Stephens

Air Force:

The Air Force men’s basketball team (1-0, 0-0) got off to a good start to the season on Sunday by defeating cross-town rival UCCS, a Division II school, 66-53.

Sophomore guard Michael Lyons led the Falcons with 17 points and senior forward Tom Flow added 14 of his own.

Air Force will host Colorado College on Wednesday.

Brigham Young:

The No. 17 BYU women’s soccer team (16-4-3, 5-1-1) lost in the opening round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer College Cup 4-3 to UCLA on Thursday, ending the Cougars’ season.

The game ended in penalty kicks and BYU junior goalkeeper McKinzie Olson recorded all 110 minutes in front of the net.


The CSU volleyball team (23-3, 12-1) lost its first Mountain West Conference game of the season on Thursday, being swept at New Mexico, but bounced back on Saturday against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Rams defeated the Horned Frogs 3-0 and were led by senior outside hitter Danielle Minch, who tallied 16 kills.

New Mexico:

After winning its first game of the season the week prior against Wyoming, the New Mexico football team (1-9, 1-5) went back to its losing ways on Saturday, falling 48-23 at Air Force.

Junior linebacker Carmen Messina, who led the country in tackles in 2009, led the Lobos with 17 takedowns.

The Lobos are on the road at BYU next week.

San Diego State:

The No. 25 San Diego State men’s basketball team (1-0, 0-0) tipped off its season on the road Saturday with an 81-65 victory over Long Beach State.

Sophomore forward Kahwi Leonard had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds and senior guard D.J. Gay added 20 of his own in the victory.

The Aztecs will head to Washington to face No. 12 Gonzaga on Tuesday.


In the final game at Amon G. Carter Stadium, the No. 4 TCU football team (11-0, 7-0) held off a rally by SDSU to win 40-35 –– the 20th consecutive home victory for the Frogs.

With the victory, TCU remained at No. 3 in the latest BCS standings. Boise State is right behind the Frogs at No. 4

Amon G. Carter Stadium, an 80-year-old facility, will undergo a $105 million renovation this offseason.


The UNLV women’s basketball team (1-0, 0-0) rolled in its season-opener on Friday, defeating Southern Utah 76-42.

Junior forward Jamie Smith led the Lady Rebels with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

It was the largest margin of victory for UNLV since the 2005-06 season when it defeated Jackson State 73-39.


After being blown out a week prior against TCU, the Utah football team (8-2, 5-1) had another setback on Saturday, falling 28-3 to Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

Notre Dame freshman quarterback Tommy Rees threw for three touchdowns in his first collegiate start.

Utah dropped to No. 25 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll.


After being carted off the field in a stretcher during the fourth quarter of Wyoming’s 42-16 loss at UNLV on Saturday, Cowboys’ running back Robert Herron was released from the hospital Sunday.

Herron had been kept overnight at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas after suffering a concussion.

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