LAS VEGAS — Karol Gruszecki scored 19 points, and UT Arlington cruised into the Western Athletic Conference tournament final with a 69-53 victory over UTSA on Friday night.Gruszecki was 5 of 10 from 3-point range. Jamel Outler added 13 points for the fourth-seeded Mavericks (19-12), who will face No. 3 seed New Mexico State on Saturday (10 p.m. CDT, ESPNU) with an NCAA Tournament bid on the line. NMSU beat seventh-seeded Texas State earlier Friday.Jeromie Hill scored 17 for the ninth-seeded Roadrunners (10-22), who couldn't stay hot after knocking off top seed Louisiana Tech on Thursday. UTSA shot just 35 percent from the floor.The Mavericks took control early, riding a 15-4 run to a 26-11 lead and maintaining a double-digit advantage the rest of the way. Texas-Arlington led 33-20 at halftime and by as many as 21 points in the second half.Texas-Arlington outscored UTSA 34-14 in the paint and scored 15 points off turnovers.In the quarterfinals on Thursday, Kevin Butler scored 23 points and had a game-clinching steal and layup in the closing seconds to help UT Arlington (18-12) beat Utah State 83-78.• New Mexico State 74, Texas State 65: Sim Bhullar had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the third-seeded Aggies advanced to the WAC tournament final.Renaldo Dixon added 13 points and KC Ross-Miller had 12 for the Aggies (23-10).Bhullar was 5 of 7 shooting and added three blocked shots. Remi Barry scored 11 of NMSU's 22 bench points.Joel Wright had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the No. 7 seed Bobcats (12-22) before fouling out. Texas State shot just 34.5 percent from the floor.New Mexico State never trailed, but Texas State stayed close until late in the first half. NMSU led 41-32 at halftime, and the Bobcats couldn't get within striking distance in the second half..