By Brian McInnis
Three games left for most WAC teams (two for the rest) means a lot could still happen before the WAC tournament March 9-12 in Las Vegas.
Utah State has first place clinched at 12-1.
Here's the current placement and remaining WAC games for the rest of the league. Much could change before the end.
No. 2 New Mexico State (8-5): at Hawaii Feb. 26, vs. Utah State March 2, vs. Nevada March 5.
No. 3 Boise State (8-6): at Nevada Feb. 26, vs. San Jose State March 5.
No. 4 Idaho (8-6): at Utah State Feb 26, vs. Fresno State March 3.
No. 5 Nevada (7-6): vs. Boise State Feb. 26, at Louisiana Tech March 3, at New Mexico State March 5.
No. 6 Hawaii (6-7): vs. New Mexico State Feb. 26, at San Jose State March 3, at Fresno State March 5.
No. 7 Fresno State (5-9): at Idaho March 3, vs. Hawaii March 5.
No. 8 San Jose State (4-9): vs. Louisiana Tech Feb. 26, vs. Hawaii March 3, at Boise State March 5.
No. 9 Louisiana Tech (2-11): at San Jose State Feb. 26, vs. Nevada March 3, vs. Utah State March 5.
As you can see, LaTech looks doomed to finish last (and miss the WAC tourney) with a tough slate of remaining games. SJSU could put pressure on Hawaii and Fresno with a couple of late wins. But if UH can defeat NMSU tomorrow night, it will really open up the race for the No. 2 seed (and the coveted tournament double bye that goes with it).
UH can still get the No. 4 seed by winning out for the regular season, but will need some help to get it.
It seems a Hiram Thompson miracle recovery for senior night isn't in the cards. Thompson didn't practice today and is still rehabbing the ligament damage around his left elbow.