WAC Tournament: New Mexico State wins tournament final, pushes Utah State onto bubble

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Louisiana Tech Holds Off Fresno State, Gets To Play Top-Seeded Utah State Next

Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Jamel Guyton scored a career-high 31 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs held off the Fresno State Bulldogs for a 74-66 win in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the Lawlor Events Center.

Magnum Rolle netted 12 points and contributed nine rebounds for fourth-seeded Louisiana Tech (23-9), which will face top-seeded Utah State in Friday's semifinals. Olu Ashaolu added 11 points and eight rebounds in the win.

Paul George scored 22 points and pulled in 11 rebounds for fifth-seeded Fresno State (15-18) before fouling out with 24 seconds left in regulation. Brandon Sperling finished with 14 points and Sylvester Seay had 11.

Louisiana Tech led 33-32 at halftime despite shooting just 38.5 percent from the floor in the opening half. Tech did hit 10-of-13 foul shots.

The game was tied twice in the second half, the last at 48 with 12:28 left in regulation. Louisiana Tech went on a 16-6 run to grab a 64-54 lead with 4:32 left and Fresno State got no closer than three the rest of the way. Louisiana Tech shot 51.9 percent from the floor in the second half for the eight-point win.

Louisiana Tech finished the game 21-of-27 from the line. Kyle Gibson, Louisiana Tech's top scorer, was battling an injury and scored seven points in 33 minutes

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Utah State Shows Why It's No. 1 Seed, Rolls Past Boise State 84-60

Reno, NV (Sports Network) - Tai Wesley, one of three players to score 18 points for Utah State, collected 10 rebounds as the Aggies defeated Boise State, 84-60, in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the Lawlor Events Center.

Wesley, who shot 9-of-15 from the floor for the top-seeded Aggies (26-6), added four assists, three blocks and a couple of steals as well. Brian Green and Pooh Williams both matched Wesley in the scoring column and Jared Quayle posted 13 points to go along with his game-high 13 boards as the Aggies logged their 16th win in a row.

The eighth-seeded Broncos (15-17) were paced by Daequon Montreal who dropped in 16 points as four of the five starters scored in double figures in the setback. Robert Arnold filled out his stat line with 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks, while Ike Okoye and La'Shard Anderson checked in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

A close game in the first half, BSU converted only 1-of-8 shots behind the three-point line in the period, yet the Broncos trailed by just five points at the break, 35-30.

In the second half USU took flight with 58.1 percent shooting from the floor and 10-of-14 at the charity stripe, en route to the 24-point triumph.

The Aggies survived 15 turnovers by hitting on 52.5 percent from the field and holding a commanding 47-27 advantage on the glass.

With the victory the Aggies now move on to the semifinals on Friday and will face off against Louisiana Tech.

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