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Wolf Pack blown out by Aztecs in regular season finale

Nevada closes out the regular season by getting thumped by the Aztecs 63-47.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

What happens when you combine a poor shooting performance and double digit turnovers? You have the makings of a very bad night.

That was the case of the Nevada Wolf Pack as they closed out a disappointing regular season on a low note, as they were routed by the San Diego State Aztecs 67-43 tonight at the Viejas Arena.

For the Wolf Pack, they will now enter the  Mountain West tournament losing five of their last six games and dropping 13 of their last 16 games. With the win, the Aztecs clinched a share of the Mountain West regular season championship and will be the number two seed in the Mountain West tournament which starts on Wednesday.

The Wolf Pack (9-21. 5-13 MW) could not get anything going on offense as they shot only 29 percent from the field tonight. Nevada also turned the ball over 19 times which led to 21 Aztec points.  The only Wolf Pack player who scored in double figures was Marqueze Coleman as he came off the bench and scored 10 points. Eric Cooper Jr., and Tyron Criswell both scored eight points each while Wolf Pack forwards AJ West and Robyn Missa scored five and seven points respectively and both grabbed ten rebounds each.

The Aztecs had three of their starters score in double figures: Aqueel Quinn and Dwayne Polee II both scored 12 points respectively.  Winston Shepard was the other Aztec player who scored in double figures as he scored 11 points. As a team, the Aztecs shot 43 percent from the field and despite struggling in the second half offensively, the Aztecs were able to clamp down on defense against the Wolf Pack throughout the second half.

The Wolf Pack will enter the Mountain West Tournament as the tenth seed  and will face the seventh seeded UNLV Runnin' Rebels in the first round. This will be the third meeting between the Wolf Pack and the Rebels but the first meeting ever in a conference tournament between the two schools.