Tony Snell scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the New Mexico Lobos to a 72-62 win over the Washington State Cougars in the consolation bracket of the 76 Classic college basketball tournament at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday night.
New Mexico opened the game on runs of 13-2 and 26-9, and never looked back. The Lobos made nine of 19 three-point attempts (47.4%) on the night, and scored 20 points off 18 turnovers from Washington State. Kendall Williams chipped in with 17 points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Lobos.
Faisal Aden led the Cougars with 25 points and grabbed four rebounds. Brock Motum was the only other Washington State player in double figures with 10 points.
The Pac-12 has struggled mightily this season, including the Cougars losing their first two games in the 76 Classic. So far this season, the conference is just 7-14 in neutral site games and are 3-5 in road games. The Pac-12 is combined 0-7 against Associated Press top 25 teams this year.
New Mexico will move on to face Boston College Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. PST on ESPNU. Washington State will battle UC Riverside Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. PST.