Steve Alford is the men’s basketball Coach of the Year in the Mountain West Conference.
Alford got his first regular-season Division I conference title as a coach Saturday when his New Mexico team earned a share of the MWC title with BYU and Utah with its win at Wyoming.
Monday, he got his first D-I conference Coach of the Year honor. New Mexico, a so-called basketball school, hadn’t won a regular-season league-title since 1994.
Alford’s two Lobos teams have won 14 road games. New Mexico won a total of 14 road games over the previous seven seasons.
Now it’s on to the MWC tourney in Las Vegas and another game against Wyoming. It feels like time for a poll.