LAS VEGAS -- Judging by the shirt-popping and dance moves that San Diego State players exhibited after the game, it appears the Aztecs think they might have unofficially punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament.
Taking down New Mexico, the No. 8 team in the nation, and snapping the Lobos' 15-game winning streak with a 72-69 win in a Mountain West Conference tournament semifinal could very well do it.
Kawhi Leonard added 15 points, including the final two free throws. He got San Diego State started quickly, knocking down back-to-back three-pointers to help the Aztecs score the game's first 11 points.
The Lobos went to the hot hand at the end of the game, as Gary finished with 17, and his desperation heave at the buzzer fell short as well.