Mountain West All-Time Championship: 2009 Utah vs. 2018 Nevada

Mountain West All-Time Championship: 2009 Utah vs. 2018 Nevada

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Mountain West All-Time Championship: 2009 Utah vs. 2018 Nevada

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Mountain West All-Time Championship: 2009 Utah vs. 2018 Nevada


A wild ride for No. 12 vs. No. 14


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A double-digit seed will win it all.

The final game is here and it is the 2009 Utah Utes taking on the 2018 Nevada Wolf Pack who survived the best of seven series using WhatIfSports to simulate the games. So, if you have an issue take it up with them.

Championship:

#12 Nevada vs. #14 Utah.

Once again, both of the lower-seeded teams won in Round 3. Neither of the series even went to 7 games and the upsets still happened. With this trend, expect Utah to be crowned king of the Mountain West.

Championship Preview: Nevada has home court for the first time this tournament. Does that throw them off their groove somehow? They’ve scored on everyone they’ve come across. There’s no reason for that to change now. That being said, this Nevada has a lot of size on the wing but no true bigs to match up against Luke Nevill. Nevada struggled with teams that had true bigs, like SDSU, in 2018. Will Luke Nevill be their kryptonite, or will Nevada’s overall size and offensive output overwhelm the Utes?

Game 1: Lawlor Events Center, Series tied 0-0.

A defensive struggle was not what I anticipated in this series. Luke Nevill played well but got no support,  while the Martin twins did their thing.

Game 2: Lawlor Events Center, Nevada leads series 1-0.

Aside from Nevill, Utah didn’t show up until the second half. Can they change things up at home?

Game 3: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Nevada leads series 2-0.

A very balanced effort leads to a Utah comeback victory.

 

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