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WAC Notebook

Leaders
This country needs to pay more attention to the WAC because Hawaii is for real. At 6-0 in WAC play, the Rainbow Warriors are at their best this season, having just handed SMU its first conference loss, 83-74. In this conference, however, it’s going to be difficult to steal the spotlight from Fresno State. With Tarkanian running the show, the Bulldogs are going to try to make their coach a legend. His teams have won at least 20 games in 29 of his 30 years, one shy of the all-time record. Tulsa is still in the running for the WAC title, currently second behind Hawaii, and one spot ahead of Fresno State.

Player of the Week
In Nevada’s 88-85 upset win over Fresno State, Nevada guard Terrance Green, a junior from Portland, Oregon, notched 25 points, dished out 6 assists, and pulled down 4 boards. He scored nearly 10 points more than his season average (16.1 ppg).

Up and Coming
Nevada freshman Kirk Snyder scored five points in the final four seconds of Nevada’s upset victory over Tark’s Bulldogs. He hit an off-balance three-pointer from long range with four seconds left and then sank two free throws with two seconds left. Snyder finished with a career-high 21 points in the game.

Top Performers
These are the other WAC top performers from this past week:
Bryan Defares, G, Boise State – averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a split of two games last week. He scored a career-high 18 points in a victory at Rice.

Mike McIntyre, G, Hawaii – scored a career-high 22 points against Louisiana Tech and added 17 versus SMU. He was 12-of-23 from the floor including 7-of-12 (.583) from three-point range for the week.

Michael Wilder, G, Louisiana Tech – hit 11-of-18 (.611) shots from the floor and averaged 13.5 points and 4.5 assists in a split of two games.

Brock Gillespie, G, Rice – came off the bench to lead the Owls in scoring with 17 versus Boise State and a career-high 23 versus UTEP. He was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line for the week.

Brandon Hawkins, G, San Jose State – averaged 15.0 points and 5.0 assists in two games. Against Louisiana Tech, he made 10-of-12 free throws.

Damon Hancock, G, SMU – scored 24 points in both games last week and also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He shot 14-of-17 (.824) from the line and 15-of-32 (.469) from the field.

Greg Harrington, G, Tulsa – in a pair of victories, he averaged 17.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds while shooting .688 (11-16) from the field including 5-of-6 from three-point range.

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