Central Michigan vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 78, Cent. Michigan 49

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Bandja Sy scored 15 points and Wendell McKines had a double-double to pace New Mexico State past Central Michigan 78-49 on Thursday night in the Great Alaska Shootout.

McKines had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Aggies (4-0). Christian Kabongo scored 12.

Austin McBroom led the Chippewas (2-2) with 14 points. Trey Zeigler added 12.

New Mexico State will play Southern Miss in the semifinals Friday. Central Michigan will face UC Irvine in the consolation bracket.

Though the Aggies shot only 32 percent (20 of 62), they held overwhelming advantages from the free throw line and on the boards.

New Mexico State made 35 of 49 free throws, compared to 9 of 17 for Central Michigan. And the Aggies had a 54-35 rebounding edge.

New Mexico State never trailed. The Chippewas did not break into double figures until Zeigler cut their deficit to 17-10 with 7:24 left in the first half.

The Aggies led 34-18 at intermission, and it was never close in the second half.

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Scoreboard
Central Michigan (2-2)183149
New Mexico State (4-0) «344478

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Central Michigan Chippewas
A. Coimbra, F241-41-27043
O. Mbaigoto, F171-40-13152
T. Zeigler, G336-120-551312
D. Jackson, G263-82-23029
A. McBroom, G265-93-425014
Z. Saylor190-30-03040
F. Craddock182-71-15045
A. Keel110-42-21212
J. Harden71-20-02052
J. Morris70-10-00100
J. Myrick70-10-01010
A. Barnes40-10-00010
N. Jordan10-00-00000
Totals 19-569-1735103049
 33.9%52.9% 
New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F243-86-10120213
T. Watson, F221-71-23023
H. Rahman, C182-45-89029
H. Laroche, G262-73-43418
C. Kabongo, G232-58-833012
B. Sy267-150-152115
D. Mullings241-43-46225
T. Nephawe150-53-44033
R. Dixon121-34-63126
T. de Rouen101-42-23124
Totals 20-6235-4954131778
 32.3%71.4% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-427-958
Ohio10-720-11118
Kent St.10-722-14142
Buffalo10-717-15146
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
Toledo8-917-17156
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
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Florida St 73 Final
UMass 53
NCASH 63 Final
UConn 73