Everyone loves a rubber match, and we'll get one tonight in the Mountain West Tournament. The UNLV Rebels and New Mexico Lobos have been conference powerhouses all season long, so a meeting in the Mountain West Tournament semifinals was probably unavoidable from the start. The two teams have played twice, splitting the matchups.
UNLV won the first meeting 80-63 on Jan. 21. On Feb. 18, New Mexico prevailed 65-45.
The winner will play the winner of the San Diego State vs. Colorado State game, which tips-off just before UNLV and New Mexico start. You can find the full bracket here.
Game time/date: 9:30 p.m. MT, Friday, March 9, 2012
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.
TV: CBS Sports Network HD