New Mexico St. 73, Pacific 72
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) _ Anita Maxwell had 27 points and 15 rebounds in New Mexico State’s 73-72 victory over Pacific in the quarterfinals of the Big West tournament Wednesday night.
The fifth-seeded Aggies (17-10) advanced to a semifinal game Thursday against top-seeded seed Hawaii. The other semifinal pits second-seeded UNLV against third-seeded UC Santa Barbara.
Paulina Blunt added 21 points for New Mexico State, which outshot Pacific from the floor, 52 percent (32 of 61) to 39 percent (25 of 64).
Lainie Bebber led Pacific with 18 points. Tine Freil added 15 points and 13 rebounds.