Scores

Final

Colorado State 71

(16-15, 7-9 MW)

San Diego State 72

(23-8, 11-5 MW)

5:30 PM ET, March 11, 2010

Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

1 2 T
CSU 33 3871
SDSU 41 3172

Top Performers

Colorado State: A. Nigon 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

San Diego State: M. Thomas 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Blk

San Diego St. 72, Colorado St. 71

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- D.J. Gay sank two free throws with 23 seconds left and Travis Busch missed a desperation runner at the buzzer as San Diego State edged Colorado State 72-71 Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament.

The fourth-seeded Aztecs (23-8) will face top-seeded and eighth-ranked New Mexico (29-3) in the semifinals Friday night. The Lobos a scare from Air Force 65-59.

Gay was fouled by Travis Franklin with 23 seconds left and sank both to put San Diego State on top 72-71. The Rams (16-15) called a timeout with 18 seconds remaining to set up their final play. However, Dorian Green threw the ball away under the basket with 6.7 seconds left.

After San Diego State guard Chase Tapley missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 5 seconds left, Franklin rebounded and got the ball to Busch, whose off-balance shot misfired as the buzzer sounded.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CSU
SDSU
Points 71 72
FG Made-Attempted 28-57 (.491) 27-51 (.529)
3P Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 1-10 (.100)
FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 17-28 (.607)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 10

2009-10 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 30, 2010 SDSU 64, @CSU 52Recap
Mar 3, 2010 @SDSU 68, CSU 55Recap
» Mar 11, 2010 @SDSU 72, CSU 71Recap