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.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.