New Mexico 67, Colorado St. 61

New Mexico earned a shot at beating BYU for a third time by

outlasting Colorado State 67-61 in the quarterfinals of the

Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday.

Drew Gordon had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds

and Kendall Williams, the league’s freshman of the year, led the

Lobos (21-11) with 16 points.

No. 8 BYU is 29-1 against everybody else but 0-2 against New

Mexico, which beat the Cougars 86-77 in Albuquerque and 82-64 last

week in Provo, Utah, when BYU was without center Brandon Davies,

who was suspended for violating the school’s honor code.

Despite Andy Ogide’s dominant performance – 25 points and 11

rebounds – the fourth-seeded Rams (19-12) will have to hope for a

NIT bid now.

Colorado State hasn’t won a conference tournament game since