LAS VEGAS (AP) Eli Chuha scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Ian Baker had 15 points to lead No. 2 seed New Mexico State to a 67-53 win over Chicago State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
New Mexico State (26-5) advanced to the semifinals Friday to face UMKC which beat Texas Rio Grande Valley 82-78. The Aggies now have won three straight and Chicago State (6-26) ended its season losing 11 in a row.
Brian Greene Jr. made a pair of free throws to give No. 7 seed Chicago State (6-26) an early 14-7 lead with 11:46 to play before halftime, but the Aggies outscored them 21-11 before the break for a three-point lead at intermission.