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