New Mexico Vs. San Diego State Final Score: Lobos Snag Mountain West's NCAA Tournament Berth, 68-59

New Mexico came into the 2012 Mountain West Conference Tournament looking like the third-best team in a league with a two-team duel at the top. After the Lobos dispatched UNLV and San Diego State on consecutive nights, with a 68-59 win over the Aztecs on Saturday clinching the MWC's automatic NCAA Tournament bid, they're marching off to dance with a bit more pep in their step.

Balanced offense buoyed the Lobos in the MWC final. Seven Lobos had six or more points, led by Kendall Williams and Tony Snell with 14 each. Drew Gordon added 12 points and 12 rebounds, and New Mexico had 15 assists on 20 made field goals.

The Lobos also forced 15 turnovers, and held the Aztecs to 37.1 percent shooting from the field. Chase Tapley and Jamaal Franklin combined for 41 points, but made just 16 of their combined 35 shots from the field.

For updates and coverage, stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more on the MWC Tournament, be sure to visit SB Nation's Mountain West Connection.

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