LAS VEGAS (KSEE/KGPE) – The season is over for the Fresno State men’s basketball team.

The Bulldogs, the No. 9 seed in the Mountain West Conference Tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, lost their first game in the tournament on Wednesday to No. 8 Colorado State, 67-65.

“You’ve got to give hats off to them making a play at the end and making their plays,” said Fresno State head coach Justin Hutson. “But I couldn’t be so much more proud of our guys because it’s a ten-point game and a nine-point game, and that team is not tough to come back against, and we kept changing defense and we came back and gave ourselves a chance to win, and now we’re sitting in the locker room discouraged.”

Fresno State (11-20, 6-12 MW) trailed by 12 pts in the second half, but rallied to take a three-point lead with 1:46 left. Senior guard Isaiah Hill led all scorers with 22 points, one day after being named honorable mention all-Mountain West.

“I mean, I take that upon myself as a point guard, those close games,” said Hill. “I’ve got to figure out a way to close those out and help my team, be in the right positions to close those games out.”

Eduardo Andre had a double-double for the Bulldogs (20 pts, 10 rebs).