When the Mountain West Conference tournament takes over the Thomas &#038; 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.
Rebels: The Postseason
Nobody refuses Stretch. The longtime UNLV basketball fan is a fixture in the tunnel of the Thomas & Mack Center after every home game, collecting autographs until the last player has left the building. Tonight, the Rebels have just finished off Boise State, and Stretch is joking with Kendall Wallace.