Young lifts New Mexico State over Nevada 80-79
RENO, Nev. (AP)—Jahmar Young drove the lane for a basket with 3.8 seconds on the clock to give New Mexico State a wild 80-79 victory over Nevada in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Friday night.
Troy Gillenwater had 21 points, Wendell McKines 16 and Young 15 for the Aggies (21-11). They led by as many as eight points in the second half before holding on down the stretch to advance to Saturday night’s title game against top-seeded Utah State (27-6), which won its 17th straight Friday against Louisiana Tech 85-55.
Luke Babbitt scored a career-high 33 points for the Wolf Pack (20-12), including a pair of free throws that had put Nevada ahead 79-78 with 45 seconds left.
Armon Johnson missed about a 30-foot desperation shot as time expired for the Wolf Pack. He finished with 13 points and 10 assists.
- Young lifts New Mexico State over Nevada 80-79
- South Carolina coach Frank Martin is the world's biggest Pitbull fan
- Death threats to a ref – the lunatics are threatening to overtake Kentucky's fan base
- Why Sindarius Thornwell's one-man NCAA tournament run ranks among best since 2000
- Best bets for NCAA tournament Final Four
- The 13 NCAA tournament plays that absolutely have to be in 'One Shining Moment'
- Joel Berry injury: Roy Williams 'scared to death' over health of point guard's ankle
- Gonzaga Final Four outlook
- North Carolina lawmakers agree to repeal HB2 right before NCAA deadline, but new bill isn't full reversal
- The 10 highest-paid college basketball coaches
- One unlikely secret to Gonzaga's success: A recruiting pitch 'nobody really wants'
- Why Duke's Harry Giles was right to turn pro despite disappointing season
- Ranking the 20 Final Four starters from most to least valuable
- South Carolina becomes 10th school to send men's and women's teams to Final Four in same year
- How Frank Martin and his sideline fury turned South Carolina into a winner
- Oregon Final Four outlook