ESPN college hoops expert Andy Katz, formerly a WAC reporter during his time at the Fresno Bee, says Utah State is the best bet to earn an NCAA tourney berth but nobody else in the conference has the depth to be a serious candidate this year.
Here’s what Katz had to say:
“Utah State is likely the one team that will represent the conference. The Aggies have a shot to win a game in March again after nearly clipping Marquette in the first round last seasoan. Nevada has Luke Babbitt and Fresno State has Paul George, two potential honorable mention-type all-Americans. But neither probably has enough to earn an NCAA at-large berth. “
Katz ranked the WAC as the 13th best conference in the NCAA.
For those interested, the MWC — according to Katz — is also a 1-bid league but ranks as the No. 7 conference.