New Mexico St. 65, Fresno St. 49
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
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.
Kevin Foster led Fresno State (13-20) with 12 points.