The other team with a legitimate chance of playing spoiler is New Mexico St. The Aggies finished the regular season with the same exact conference and overall record as Nevada, 11-5 and 19-11, and already have a win over Utah St. in the books.
The New Mexico St. Aggies are headed up by junior guard Jahmar Young. The 6'5” Young is averaging 21.0 points per game. He also contributes 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Young's backcourt mate is senior Jonathan Gibson. Gibson averages 17.8 pointers per game, while knocking in threes at an impressive rate of 41 percent. Additionally, his leadership on the court is invaluable to the Aggies.
Seven-footer Hamidu Rahman, a sophomore, provides the Aggies with some much needed size in the paint. He adds 10.8 points, 8.4 boards, and 1.4 blocks for the Aggies.
6'6” Wendall McKines is tenacious rebounder. He is averaging 9.9 boards, while scoring 10.6 points per game as well. He is a grinder, and in many ways the heart and soul of the team.
Hernst Laroche, the fifth member of the starting line-up, adds a little of everything. He is scoring 6.6 points a game, while collecting 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest.
A strong Aggies bench is led by sophomore Troy Gillenwater. He is contributing 14.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in just 22 minutes per game. The 6'8” sixth-man may be as much of a key to the Aggies success in the tourney as anyone.
The Aggies have dropped their past two conference games to fellow contenders Nevada and Utah St. While that doesn't bode well for their chances in the upcoming WAC Tournament, the Aggies certainly have the talent to avenge both loses and punch their ticket to the dance.