Published March 13, 2013
LAS VEGAS – Tony Snell scored 15 points and No. 15 New Mexico led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 Wednesday night in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Cameron Bairstow added 14 and eight rebounds for top-seeded New Mexico (27-5), which will play either Boise State or San Diego State in the semifinals Friday.
Derrious Gilmore hit four 3-pointers and had 14 points, and Larry Nance Jr. also scored 14 for No. 8 seed Wyoming (19-13). Josh Adams added 12 points for the Cowboys.
New Mexico led 34-24 at halftime before Wyoming opened the second half on a 9-2 run, but the Cowboys came no closer.
Wyoming held Kendall Williams, the conference player of the year, to six points but the Lobos' reserves picked up the slack, outscoring the Cowboys' bench 12-0.