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Andy Katz | NCAA.com Correspondent | September 25, 2019

5 predictions for the 2019-20 Mountain West men's basketball season

MWC basketball predictions: Preview, top games to watch in 2019

Nevada and Utah State won 15 Mountain West games apiece last season, but the conference feels a bit more wide open now. The Wolf Pack lost several key pieces from last year's squad, and Andy Katz sees a new challenger rising to the top of the conference.

Here are his official predictions for the 2019-20 season.

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Andy Katz's 2019-20 Mountain West predictions

Player of the Year: Sam Merill, Utah State
Freshman of the Year: Orlando Robinson, Fresno State
Underrated: Jazz Johnson, Nevada

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Five important non-conference games:

  1. LSU at Utah State, Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 22
  2. New Mexico vs. Auburn, Legends Classic, Brooklyn, Nov. 25
  3. Fresno State at Oregon, Nov. 5
  4. Utah State at Saint Mary's, Nov. 29
  5. San Diego State at BYU, Nov. 9
Bold pick: New Mexico will play Utah State in the Mountain West Conference championship game and behind Carlton Bragg and Vance Jackson and ultimately steal a bid.

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