LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State athletic director McKinley Boston says the NCAA has apologized for making the Aggies fly home immediately after their second-round tournament loss and inadequate bus transportation from the airport.
NMSU and San Diego State were told before Thursday's game in Spokane that the loser would have to fly home that night.
After the game, SDSU coach Steve Fisher called the policy "disgraceful" and added: "For the billions of dollars that we have here, for them not to find a way to accommodate these kids, the student-athletes — you can't tell me they couldn't find charter planes."
When the Aggies arrived in El Paso, Texas, only one bus was at the airport to meet them. The bus had to make two trips to get everyone to the campus in Las Cruces.