Another angle & BYU in the mix?: Zags to Big East or MWC and take another with them?
"Is the Mountain West the best fit? That’s hard to say, not knowing how serious Gonzaga would be about trying something off-the-wall, like joining the Big East only for hoops, or whom the school would try to drag along if it leaves the WCC."
I would like BYU in the AAC for both all sports but back to MWC makes sense.
"But there’s no hiding the crowd size. The WCC is nothing like the MWC.
The return to crowds housed at arenas at UNLV, SDSU, New Mexico, Wyoming, Fresno State, Colorado State would be a major upgrade from embarrassing empty seats found in high school-sized gyms in the WCC."
"I have little doubt BYU’s players and fans would be more than anxious to embrace that part of their history again in the region. The best MWC basketball crowds are equal to or greater than the Pac-12, in my opinion.
In 2017, BYU ranked No. 14 in the NCAA in basketball attendance, just ahead of No. 15 Arizona. SDSU was No. 25, just ahead of Utah at No. 26. New Mexico ranked 28th among the top 30."