New Mexico, San Diego State sweep MW hoops honors

The Bulldogs’ Tyler Johnson was named All-MWC honorable mention.

New Mexico swept the top honors in Mountain West Conference men’s basketball with Steve Alford being named Coach of the Year and Lobos guard Kendall Williams selected as Player of the Year.

Fresno State junior guard Tyler Johnson was named honorable mention. No Bulldogs were picked for the three all-conference squads or the all-defensive team.

On the women’s side, Fresno State junior guard Ki-Ki Moore was named first-team All-MWC as well as Defensive Player of the Year. Senior forward Rosie Moult was named second-team All-MWC and to the all-defensive team, while junior guard Taylor Thompson and sophomore forward Alex Sheedy were third team.

Rounding out the All-MWC men’s squad are UNLV teammates Khem Birch and Anthony Bennett, also the Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year; and Colorado State teammates Colton Iverson and Daniel Bejarano, the MW’s Newcomer and Sixth Man of the Year, respectively.

San Diego State’s Chelsea Hopkins is the women’s Player of the Year with Aztecs coach Beth Burns earning her third MW Coach of the Year honors. San Diego State’s Courtney Clements, Wyoming’s Chaundra Sewell and UNLV’s Kelli Thompson complete the first team.