More on New Mexico State/Denver tomorrow.
Saturday's game seems like it will be for the No. 2 WAC Tournament seed. But if Utah State can end Louisiana Tech's 16-game win streak in Ruston on Thursday, the Aggies could have an inside track to a regular season title if they beat Denver on Saturday with La. Tech coming to the Pan American Center next week.
Marvin Menzies was very complimentary of second year Louisiana Tech coach Michael White, who got his team into the WAC Tournament final last year and came back with an unbeaten run through league play and a No. 25 ranking in this week's AP Poll.
Yet Menzies will still pull for Utah State, he said.
"You are still intrigued," Menzies said. "I'll watch that game for pure entertainment purposes. I'm not going to sit there and try to break down plays. I'm just going to be pulling for Utah State. It's one of those deals where you just watch and see what happens."
The chance of the Aggies (12-3) catching La. Tech are slim anyway. The Bulldogs would have to lose three of their final four games with home games this weekend against Utah State and San Jose State. NMSU obviously needs La. Tech to at least split that home stand and then lose both road games next weekend at Denver and NMSU.
La Tech beat UTah State 51-48 in Logan right after the Aggies were trying to figure things out. Thursday should be another close one but the NMSU Aggies need the opposite result.