Friday , Nov , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

New Mexico State to host 2007 & 2008 hoops tournaments

Las Cruces, NM (Sports Network) – New Mexico State was selected Friday to host
the 2007 & 2008 men’s and women’s basketball tournaments at the Pan American

The Western Athletic Conference announced that the first-year conference
member was picked over the University of Nevada and Boise State.

“New Mexico State University has a rich basketball history,” WAC commissioner
Karl Benson said. “The greater Las Cruces area is very attractive for fans
from around the conference. Further, the enthusiasm and commitment already
demonstrated by the NMSU community, combined with the renovation of the Pan
American Center, ensures a great location for the WAC’s premiere event.”

This year’s tournaments will be held in Reno, Nevada at the Lawlor Events