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17-15, 4th in MW
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Cullen Neal transferring from New Mexico

The redshirt sophomore will transfer from the school after playing for his father the past two seasons, Lobos coach Craig Neal told ESPN's Andy Katz. Neal will graduate this spring and have two years of eligibility left. Story

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New Mexico G Neal transferring from school

Cullen Neal is leaving New Mexico and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. His father, Lobos coach Craig Neal, said he had no idea where his son would play next season.

Andrew Lange says play the -3.5, Lobos

At one time, New Mexico looked to have the second-best defense in the league behind San Diego State. But the Lobos fell in love with trying to outscore their opponents and it backfired. CBB betting guide (Insider)

ESPN Stats & Info

Worst RPI rankings to reach tournament

New Mexico (No. 74 RPI in 1999) was the team with the worst RPI ranking to ever receive an NCAA at-large bid. LSU is currently No. 86.

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Everyone loves big-time windmill dunks

Fresno State's Cullen Russo put on the style when he was all alone on a fast break.

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Cullen Russo slams one with authority

A Fresno State steal and some crisp passing leads to an emphatic dunk from Cullen Russo.

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Brown connects with Williams for slam

New Mexico's Elijah Brown fires a full-length bounce pass to Tim Williams who slams it in.

Watch: Fresno State at New Mexico

The Bulldogs look to push their win streak to three with a win over the Lobos tonight. But if New Mexico pulls off the win, it will be tied for second in conference play with Fresno State at 10-6. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

Is the Mountain West a one-bid league?

Boise State's loss at Air Force and New Mexico's controversial loss at San Diego State don't help the league's chances of earning a second bid. Someone will need to knock off the Aztecs in the MWC tournament. Bubble Watch

Official statement from Mountain West

The conference released a statement regarding the controversial play at the end of regulation in New Mexico's OT loss at San Diego State: "While this was a very close judgment call made at full speed, it has been determined after careful review of slow-motion video replays the call was in fact incorrect." Full statement

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

I just communicated with New Mexico's Craig Neal and San Diego State's Steve Fisher on the controversial play at the end of regulation that the MWC said was mistakenly called against the Lobos. The turnover gave the ball to SDSU and the Aztecs tied the game on a 3 and won the game. UNM's Craig Neal: "We've practiced that play 100 times. My kids were demoralized in overtime. If we beat San Diego State we are 8-2 and get them back at home. That call could cost me a conference championship." Aztecs coach Steve Fisher said, "We benefited from call ,but if we go back and slow motion every close call there would be more than 1 call ruled incorrect. This was a hard fought game and I feel bad that there is now controversy. The official who made call is a teriffic ref and I feel Craig Neal would agree. It certainly is a very tough way to lose."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Wow. Wow. Game was 66-63 UNM when this call happened. Changed the game. From Mountain West: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With 12.9 seconds remaining in regulation in this evening's New Mexico at San Diego State game, the official covering the in-bounds play ruled the New Mexico player had not established out-of-bounds status before receiving the ball. The result was a turnover which gave the ball to San Diego State. While this was a very close judgment call made at full speed, it has been determined after careful review of slow-motion video replays the call was in fact incorrect. The New Mexico player did get one foot down (two feet are not required) out-of-bounds before receiving the ball, thus establishing his location in accordance NCAA Basketball Playing Rules 4.23.1.a and 7.1.1. By rule, the officials were not permitted to go to the monitor during the game to review this play. The Mountain West will have no further comment.

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record8-16
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances15