Central Michigan vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 78, Cent. Michigan 49


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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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
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
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.10-718-12191
Bowling Green7-1013-17212
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-19322
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-719-11194
W. Michigan10-714-15180
E. Michigan7-1015-15175
N. Illinois7-1015-15221
C. Michigan6-1116-14203

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Arkansas St.11-520-984
Georgia St.11-618-11122
Ga. Southern11-618-12115
Texas St.10-617-11196
Coast. Car.10-715-15167
UL Lafayette8-818-11133
S. Alabama6-1013-16223
Little Rock5-1114-15243
App. St.3-148-20297
Other games
Florida St 73 Final
UMass 53
NCASH 63 Final
UConn 73