LAS VEGAS -- Sim Bhullar had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and third-seeded New Mexico State rolled into the Western Athletic Conference tournament final with a 74-65 victory over Texas State on Friday night.
Renaldo Dixon added 13 points and KC Ross-Miller had 12 for the Aggies (23-10), who on Saturday will face fourth-seeded Texas-Arlington, which beat No. 9 seed UTSA later Friday, with an NCAA tournament bid on the line.Bhullar was 5 of 7 shooting and added three blocked shots. Remi Barry scored 11 of NMSU's 22 bench points.Joel Wright had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the No. 7 seed Bobcats (12-22) before fouling out. Texas State shot just 34.5 percent from the floor.New Mexico State never trailed, but Texas State stayed close until late in the first half. NMSU led 41-32 at halftime, and the Bobcats couldn't get within striking distance in the second half.