Scott Slant

Scott Slant

UNLV shouldn’t be poppin’ that bubbly

The natural spin at UNLV today is that the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas is the best thing that could have happened for the Rebels. The Mountain West program will get to play in a shiny new $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium, probably in 2020.

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Now that it’s over

Boise State followed two of its best road halves of the season (the second at Utah and the first at Illinois) with its absolute worst. And that’s the way the season ended Monday night in the loss to the Fighting Illini. But that doesn’t take away from an overachieving season.

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What to make of the Broncos’ big men?

Boise State’s chances at Illinois in the second round of the NIT Monday night rest on Chandler Hutchison dealing with a lot of attention from Illini defenders—and how many inside guys the Broncos go to battle with.

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