When the Mountain West Conference tournament takes over the Thomas & Mack Center March 8-10, several teams have a legitimate shot at cutting down the nets. Stars such as San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin and New Mexico’s Drew Gordon should make their usual big contributions, but tournaments like this aren’t always decided by the brightest name on the marquee. Here’s a look at seven of the tournament’s X-factors.
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