Scores

Final

New Mexico St 80

(21-11, 11-5 WAC)

Nevada 79

(20-12, 11-5 WAC)

    12:00 AM ET, March 13, 2010

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    NMSU 42 3880
    NEV 40 3979

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: W. McKines 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Nevada: L. Babbitt 33 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St. 80, Nevada 79

    Associated Press

    RENO, Nev. -- Jahmar Young drove the lane for a basket with 3.8 seconds on the clock to give New Mexico State a wild 80-79 victory over Nevada in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Friday night.

    Troy Gillenwater had 21 points, Wendell McKines 16 and Young 15 for the Aggies (21-11). They led by as many as eight points in the second half before holding on down the stretch to advance to Saturday night's title game against top-seeded Utah State (27-6), which won its 17th straight Friday against Louisiana Tech 85-55.

    Luke Babbitt scored a career-high 33 points for the Wolf Pack (20-12), including a pair of free throws that had put Nevada ahead 79-78 with 45 seconds left.

    Armon Johnson missed about a 30-foot desperation shot as time expired for the Wolf Pack. He finished with 13 points and 10 assists.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    NEV
    Points 80 79
    FG Made-Attempted 26-59 (.441) 28-56 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 7

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 4, 2010 NEV 77, @NMSU 67Recap
    Mar 4, 2010 @NEV 100, NMSU 92Recap
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