Mountain West Tournament 2012: New Mexico Wins Title With 68-59 Win Over San Diego St.

The New Mexico Lobos took home the 2012 Mountain West Conference Tournament championship on Saturday with a 68-59 win over San Diego State; the win capped an impressive weekend for the Lobos, who also had to go through home-standing UNLV to take the title.

Related: Mountain West Basketball Championship Open Thread: San Diego State Vs. New Mexico

New Mexico built an 11-point halftime lead on a first half that saw the team play well at both ends of the floor. San Diego State managed to get its offense in gear in the second half, but the Aztecs couldn't get enough stops to turn the tide.

Tony Snell and Kendall Williams led New Mexico with 14 points apiece, while SDSU got 25 points from Chase Tapley.

For more on the 2012 Mountain West Tournament, stick with SB Nation Denver and Mountain West Connection. Head over to SB Nation NCAA Basketball for more on March Madness.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.