LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Bandja Sy drilled a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left and New Mexico State spoiled a second-half comeback to beat Texas-Arlington 69-66 on Saturday night.
New Mexico State (21-10, 14-4 Western Athletic) also got 12 points from K.C. Ross-Miller and 11 points from Daniel Mullings.
Sim Bhullar contributed 12 rebounds and four blocked shots.
New Mexico State enters the conference tournament as the third seed and will face Idaho on Thursday. Fourth-seeded Texas-Arlington ppen with No. 5 Utah State on Thursday night.
Citing "an abundance of caution," NC State has pushed its trip to Italy to 2017 after the U.S. State Department warned of "the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe."
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.