10 players to watch for in the WAC

Published: Friday, Jan. 11 2013 10:00 a.m. MST

It has been an exciting couple of weeks of basketball in the Western Athletics Conference as conference play start, with two different teams are undefeated against conference rivals.

Utah State has a 4-0 record in conference play and following just behind is Louisiana Tech at 3-0. The two teams are set to meet head-to-head on Jan. 26 in Logan.

USUs most exciting wins came last week against Seattle University 75-66 that put the Aggies at 3-0. Two days later, Idaho traveled south to meet up with Utah State where USU defeated in overtime 82-75.

Louisiana Tech had three exciting conference games in a row between Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. LTUs most recent win came in a low-scoring win against UT Arlington 55-52. The two competitions before that were wins against Denver and New Mexico State. The Pioneers are 3-1 in conference play while New Mexico State sits 2-2.

Denver isnt the only one with a 3-1 WAC record. San Jose State shares the same record and also took home a win over Seattle University on Jan. 5.

Besides the Louisiana Tech matchup against Utah State, Jan. 11 presents another exciting contest, with SJSU against the Aggies of Utah State.

Other big matchups next week in the WAC will include Seattle heading to San Jose to take on SJSU on Jan. 17 and New Mexico taking on Utah State in Las Cruces, N.M.

Here are the current WAC standings:

1. Utah State 4-0 (13-1)

2. Louisiana Tech 3-0 (12-3)

3. San Jose State 3-1 (9-6)

3. Denver 3-1 (7-7)

4. Idaho 2-1 (6-7)

5. New Mexico State 2-2 (8-8)

6. UT Arlington 1-2 (6-6)

7. Seattle U 0-3 (5-8)

8. UTSA 0-4 (4-10)

9. Texas State 0-4 (4-12)

Here is a list of the top 10 players from the WAC to look for during conference play.

Kevin Olsen is a web sports intern for DeseretNews.com. Email: koslen@deseretnews.com; Twitter: @kvnolsen

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