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CSU Falls To New Mexico In Mountain West Tourney

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Travis Franklin #1 of the Colorado State Rams and A.J. Hardeman #00 of the New Mexico Lobos fight for a rebound during a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Travis Franklin #1 of the Colorado State Rams and A.J. Hardeman #00 of the New Mexico Lobos fight for a rebound during a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Mexico earned a shot at beating BYU for a third time by outlasting Colorado State 67-61 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament Thursday.

Drew Gordon had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Williams, the league’s freshman of the year, led the Lobos (21-11) with 16 points.

No. 8 BYU is 29-1 against everybody else but 0-2 against New Mexico, which beat the Cougars 86-77 in Albuquerque and 82-64 last week in Provo, Utah, when BYU was without center Brandon Davies, who was suspended for violating the school’s honor code.

Despite Andy Ogide’s dominant performance — 25 points and 11 rebounds — the fourth-seeded Rams (19-12) will have to hope for a NIT bid now.

Colorado State hasn’t won a conference tournament game since 2007.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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