New Mexico State
Ian Baker drilled a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to lift New Mexico State over UC Irvine 70-67 on Saturday.
Steve Fisher’s San Diego State Aztecs are in the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year, earning the No. 4 seed in the West and a matchup against some old friends with 13th-seeded New Mexico State.
The Rose Bowl crowd cheered when Shaq Evans left the UCLA huddle and went to the sideline before the first play, leaving just 10 Bruins on the field in tribute to Nick Pasquale.
Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.