Nevada Las Vegas, which has won the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. basketball title every season since it joined the conference in 1982, has been picked by a poll of PCAA coaches to win its sixth championship.
UNLV, which lost six seniors from a 37-2 team that advanced to the NCAA Final Four, returns two starters--Jarvis Basnight and Gerald Paddio.
Cal State Fullerton, which returns its top two scorers, Richard Morton and Henry Turner, was chosen to finish third, behind San Jose State.
UC Irvine, which returns three starters but lost leading scorer Scott Brooks, tied for eighth place with Cal State Long Beach.