Scores

Final

Fresno State 49

(13-20, 3-11 WAC)

New Mexico St 65

(24-9, 10-4 WAC)

    5:30 PM ET, March 8, 2012

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    FRES 19 3049
    NMSU 25 4065

    Top Performers

    Fresno State: K. Foster 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

    New Mexico State: W. McKines 15 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico St. 65, Fresno St. 49

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Wendell McKines scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Tyrone Watson added 13 points and New Mexico State relied on its defense to pull away for a 65-49 victory over Fresno State in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Thursday.

    It wasn't a very pretty offensive performance by the second-seeded Aggies. But they made up for it by holding the seventh-seeded Bulldogs to 19 first-half points and 31 percent shooting for the game.

    The regular-season runners-up in the WAC made easy work of the Bulldogs less than a week after needing a late rally to force overtime and beat Fresno State 83-78 in California.

    The Aggies (24-9) will face sixth-seeded Hawaii in the semifinals on Friday night. The teams split their matchups in the regular season, with New Mexico State winning by 42 at home Feb. 23.

    Kevin Foster led Fresno State (13-20) with 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    NMSU
    Points 49 65
    FG Made-Attempted 16-51 (.314) 19-51 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 2-14 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 25-36 (.694)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 16

    2011-12 Season

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