All-Time Mountain West Basketball Series: 2009 BYU vs. 2018 Nevada
No. 8 Cougars vs. No. 12 Wolf Pack
Upsets are going wild.
Our quest to find the best Mountain West basketball team ever has taken quite the turn as we enter the semifinals. The highest seed is No. 7 Air Force from 2007 and there are also a pair of double-digit seeds as well.
We are using WhatIfSports.com and these results are odd but we move forward finding out who the best of the best is.
Round 3 Matchups:
Series 13: #8 2009 BYU vs. #12 2018 Nevada
Series 14: #7 2007 Air Force vs. # 14 2009 Utah
First up is that Cougars to Wolf Pack matchup.
Game 1: Marriott Center, series tied 0-0.
BYU shoots lights out from the field and takes game 1. They also dominate the boards despite a serious size disadvantage.
Game 2: Marriott Center, BYU leads series 1-0.
Nevada comes out guns blazing in the first half, but BYU pulls off a major comeback to take a 2-0 lead.
Game 3: Lawlor Events Center, BYU leads series 2-0.
Nevada finds its offensive rhythm at home and avoids a sweep.
Game 4: Lawlor Events Center, BYU leads series 2-1.
BYU takes a 3-1 series lead with a chance to close out the series at home. Jordan Caroline is going to need to play better than this game if Nevada is going to have a chance.