New Mexico basketball holds off Colorado State in Mountain West semifinal

Colorado State men's basketball player Joel Scott shoots during a Mountain West semifinal game against New Mexico on Friday, March 15, 2024.

LAS VEGAS — They call the Thomas & Mack Center Pit West for a reason.

New Mexico fans take over the arena for the Mountain West tournament.

They sure have this week as the Lobos desperately needed a few wins to make the NCAA Tournament.

The Colorado State men’s basketball team felt the fervor Friday night as New Mexico took down the Rams 74-61 in the Mountain West tournament semifinal.

New Mexico had an 11-0 run to start the game and light the crowd on fire. The Lobos then went on an 8-0 run to end the half, holding CSU scoreless for the final 6:48 of the half.

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