Unlike Conference USA, I've long had a soft spot for the Mountain West Conference and its predecessor the "real" Western Athletic Conference. In past years I've loved watching those 10pm MWC games. The color commentator Jimmy Dykes is a favorite of mine. And I like the way teams like Utah play ball. I didn't get to see much of the MWC this year. But I did just get to witness New Mexico guarantee that Utah won't be the conference's only entry in the Big Dance. Lobo star Danny Granger is the sort of player I never get tired watching.