Sam Merrill had 23 points as Utah State beat New Mexico 91-83 in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

Merrill shot 11 for 12 from the foul line. He added nine assists.

Neemias Queta had 16 points and six blocks for Utah State (26-6). Justin Bean added 14 points and 15 rebounds. Diogo Brito had 14 points for Utah State.

Utah State's Diogo Brito defends against New Mexico's Corey Henson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State’s Diogo Brito defends against New Mexico’s Corey Henson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Vance Jackson had 25 points for the Lobos (14-18). Corey Manigault added 16 points. Anthony Mathis had 14 points and five steals.

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New Mexico's Corey Henson reacts after sinking a 3-point shot during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico’s Corey Henson reacts after sinking a 3-point shot during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico's Anthony Mathis (32) shoots as Utah State's Justin Bean (12) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico’s Anthony Mathis (32) shoots as Utah State’s Justin Bean (12) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State's Neemias Queta, right, and New Mexico's Carlton Bragg look for the call about possession of the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State’s Neemias Queta, right, and New Mexico’s Carlton Bragg look for the call about possession of the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico's Keith McGee shoots during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico’s Keith McGee shoots during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State's Diogo Brito (24) reacts after scoring during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State’s Diogo Brito (24) reacts after scoring during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State's Neemias Queta (23) blocks a shot from New Mexico's Anthony Mathis during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State’s Neemias Queta (23) blocks a shot from New Mexico’s Anthony Mathis during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico's Jalen Harris (1) shoots as Utah State's Neemias Queta defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico’s Jalen Harris (1) shoots as Utah State’s Neemias Queta defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico coach Paul Weir yells during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
New Mexico coach Paul Weir yells during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Referee Bob Staffen calls a technical on New Mexico coach Paul Weir, left, dduring the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Referee Bob Staffen calls a technical on New Mexico coach Paul Weir, left, dduring the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Utah State in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State coach Craig Smith shouts to players during during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference men's tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Utah State coach Craig Smith shouts to players during during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference men’s tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

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