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MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP - QUARTERFINAL
14-18, 7-11 Conf
83
Final
12T
UNM394483
USU395291
91
26-6, 15-3 Conf

Merrill's 23 lifts Utah St. over Lobos 91-83 in MWC tourney

LAS VEGAS -- Sam Merrill had 23 points as Utah State beat New Mexico 91-83 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

Merrill shot 11 for 12 from the foul line. He added nine assists.

Neemias Queta had 16 points and six blocks for Utah State (26-6). Justin Bean added 14 points and 15 rebounds. Diogo Brito had 14 points for Utah State.

Vance Jackson had 25 points for the Lobos (14-18). Corey Manigault added 16 points. Anthony Mathis had 14 points and five steals.

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