With five of the nine teams getting new leadership this offseason, no squad will have the familiarity edge in the MWC this season, writes Ed Graney.
Demetris Nichols had 20 points, Andy Rautins scored 15 and Syracuse beat San Diego State 80-64 in the second round of the NIT on Monday night before a tournament-record crowd.
San Diego St. 74, Missouri St. 70
Colorado St. 69, San Diego St. 64
San Diego St 56, Texas Christian 51
Utah 74, San Diego State 68
San Diego St. 86, No. 21 BYU 74
San Diego St. 81, New Mexico 74 (OT)
Wyoming 80, San Diego St. 71
San Diego State 81, Colorado State 66
Mohamed Abukar scored 16 points and San Diego State beat Air Force 62-41 on Tuesday night for its first win against a ranked team in more than five years.
San Diego St. 76, TCU 71
San Diego St. 63, Utah 53
Jacob Burtschi scored 23 points as No. 11 Air Force held off a late San Diego State surge to win at home for the 26th straight time in a 56-51 victory over the Aztecs on Saturday afternoon.
San Diego St. 73, New Mexico 68
San Diego St. 81, Colorado St. 76