MOUNTAIN WEST: For the second time today, a school lost a conference final on its home court, and will have to watch the tournament at home with the rest of us, on TNN or Nickelodeon. Colorado St. rallied late and upset UNLV, 62-61, in Las Vegas to win the Mountain West title, and, together with BYU and Utah, assure the conference of at least three schools in the first round. Brian Greene hit the game-winning shot with just over five seconds left to put CSU, a school that just two weeks ago was in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, in the tournament. The Runnin' Rebels' slim chances of an at-large bid probably evaporated when the Rams, rather than BYU, made the conference final.
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