The fields for six early-season college basketball tournaments were announced Thursday. Here's your handy guide to each ESPN-aired event.
— Jovan Blacksher Jr. had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Grand Canyon earned its first bid to the NCAA Tournament with a 74-56 win over New Mexico State in the Western Athletic Conference tournament championship on Saturday night.
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- College hoops coaching great Henson dies at 88
— Donnie Tillman and Wilfried Likayi scored 12 points apiece and New Mexico State cruised to a 77-61 win over UT-Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night at the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
— Jamison Overton had 18 points as Utah Valley edged past New Mexico State 69-66 on Friday night. Trey Woodbury and Evan Cole added 15 points each for the Wolverines.
— Jabari Rice scored 19 points and Johnny McCants scored 16 and New Mexico State beat Seattle 65-58 on Saturday night.
— Darrion Trammell had 22 points as Seattle beat New Mexico State 83-72 on Friday night.
— Jabari Rice had 20 points as New Mexico State rolled past California Baptist 97-70 on Saturday night.
— Alessandro Lever posted 14 points as Grand Canyon won its seventh straight game, defeating New Mexico State 70-62 on Friday night.
New Mexico's college sports teams can return to the state after New Mexico's COVID-19 guidelines were amended to allow intercollegiate athletics to resume practicing.
— TJ Starks had 18 points and six rebounds as Cal State Northridge narrowly beat New Mexico State 66-63 on Monday.
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Trevelin Queen scored 19 points and Ivan Aurrecoechea scored 13 and New Mexico State beat California Baptist 83-50 on Thursday night.
Johnny McCants registered 14 points as New Mexico State stretched its win streak to 18 games, defeating Cal State Bakersfield 62-46 on Saturday night.
Jabari Rice had 16 points and nine rebounds as New Mexico State won its 17th straight game, defeating Grand Canyon 67-53 on Thursday night.
Jabari Rice had 20 points as New Mexico State won its 16th straight game and clinced the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship, getting past Texas Rio Grande Valley 78-62 on Saturday night.
Jabari Rice had a career-high 29 points, including a 3-pointer in the final second that made the difference, as New Mexico State won its 15th consecutive game, narrowly defeating Utah Valley 84-82 on Saturday.
Johnny McCants had 14 points and 18 rebounds to lead five New Mexico State players in double figures as the Aggies stretched their winning streak to 14 games, beating Seattle 72-64 on Thursday night.
Ivan Aurrecoechea tied his career high with 23 points as New Mexico State won its 13th straight game, defeating Kansas City 67-61 on Saturday night.
Shawn Williams came off the bench to sink three 3-pointers and score 15 points to lead New Mexico State to a 71-49 win over Chicago State on Thursday night.
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