Western Athletic Conference Tournament Recaps
(Friday, March 15th)
Final Score: New Mexico State 74, Texas State 65
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Sim Bhullar registered his second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the third-seeded New Mexico State Aggies to a 74-65 win over the Texas State Bobcats at Orleans Arena to advance to the finals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
Renaldo Dixon had 13 points and six rebounds for New Mexico State (23-10) while K.C. Ross-Miller had 12 points and five assists. Remi Barry added 11 points off the bench.
Joel Wright went for 17 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort for Texas State (12-22). Deonte' Jones and Matt Staff netted 16 and 13 points, respectively.
NMSU took care of the ball tonight with just seven turnovers and outrebounded Texas State, 34-31. The Aggies will play Texas-Arlington in the championship round.
Final Score: Texas-Arlington 69, Texas-San Antonio 53
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Karol Gruszecki tallied 19 points as the Texas-Arlington Mavericks coasted to a 69-53 victory over the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference semifinals at Orleans Arena.
Jamel Outler chipped in 13 points off the bench for UTA (19-12), which will take on New Mexico State in the championship round. Kevin Butler added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Jeromie Hill paced UTSA (10-22) with 17 points and Jordan Sims scored 12 points. The contest was the Roadrunners' final appearance as a member of the WAC, as they are set to migrate to the Conference USA next season.
UTA took control early on as it hit on 5-of-11 attempts from 3-point range en route to a 33-20 lead at halftime. The Roadrunners shot just 28 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes.
Although UTSA heated on to connect on 42.3 percent of its shots from the floor after the break, the Mavericks drained 57.5 percent of their field goal tries to extend their edge.
UTA outscored the Roadrunners, 34-14, in the paint and held a 35-31 edge in the rebounding battle.
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