WAC Basketball Notebook (1/18-1/24)
Kirk Snyder - Nevada (AP)
Kirk Snyder - Nevada (AP)
BarkBoard.com Basketball Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2004


Last week was a wild week in the WAC basketball rankings. The week started with Fresno State atop the rankings only to drop from the top spot for the first time under Head Coach Ray Lopes two-year tenure. The Rice Owls stay at the top was short-lived after being soundly thumped by the Nevada Wolfpack leaving things clear for the Hawai'i Warriors. Expect more this week as #1 Hawai'i faces #2 Rice and #2 Fresno faces #4 Nevada.

Conference Standings
School
WAC
Overall
1 Hawai'i
6-1
14-3
2 Fresno State
6-2
10-7
3 Rice
5-2
13-5
4 Nevada
5-3
11-6
5 UTEP
4-3
13-4
6 Boise State
3-4
10-6
7 LA Tech
3-4
9-8
8 SMU
2-5
8-9
9 Tulsa
2-5
6-10
10 San Jose State
0-7
5-12

 

Results from the week of January 18th
Tuesday, January 20
Home
Visitor
Rice 80 SMU 40
Thursday, January 22
Home
Visitor
SJSU 54 Boise St 70
Fresno St 63 Rice 65
Nevada 80 Tulsa 71
Hawai'i 85 UTEP 63
Saturday, January 24
Home
Visitor
SMU 61 La Tech 75
SJSU 72 UTEP 80
Fresno St 68 Tulsa 61
Nevada 101 Rice 76
Hawai'i 64 Boise St 58

 

Games the week of January 25th
Wednesday, January 28
Hawai'i at Rice * 7:05 PM
Thursday, January 29
SJSU at Tulsa 7:05 PM
SMU at UTEP 7:05 PM
La Tech at Boise St 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 31
SJSU at Rice 1:05 PM
SMU at Boise St 2:00 PM
Hawai'i at Tulsa 2:05 PM
La Tech at UTEP 7:05 PM
Fresno St at Nevada * 7:05 PM
* Indicates game(s) of the week
! Indicates a fee is associated with a broadcast

 

Team of the Week: (1/18- 1/24)
The Nevada Wolfpack is the BarkBoard team of the week. They took care of business on their home court with victories over Tulsa (80-71) and first place Rice (101-76).

 

Player of the Week
Kirk Snyder
(Nevada - F)
In two games last week, he had 47 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists and was 18 of 24 from the free throw line.
Other nominees- Paul Millsap (La Tech-F), Filberto Rivera (UTEP-G), Jason Parker (Tulsa-G), Terry Pettis (Fresno St-G) and Nick Fazekas-F)

 

WAC's Heaviest Players
Jack Marlow Fresno St 6'11" - 215 lbs
Haim Shimonovich Hawai'i 6'-10" - 265 lbs
Wayne Powell La Tech 6'-8" - 260 lbs
Jeremy Johnston La Tech 6'-8" - 260 lbs
Chad Bell * Nevada 6'-11" - 250 lbs
Eric Castro SMU 6'-8" - 250 lbs
Sean Paul Nevada 6'-9" - 245 lbs
* Sitting out 2003-04 season because of NCAA transfer rules


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