New Mexico State vs Texas-El Paso

UTEP 73, New Mexico St. 69


EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Gabriel McCulley had 18 points and 13 rebounds and made the go-ahead layup with 2:37 remaining as UTEP defeated New Mexico State 73-69 on Sunday.

Michael Perez led the Miners (2-4) with 19 points, and Julian Washburn added 16.

McCulley's layup gave UTEP a 68-67 lead, and the Aggies (5-4) went 0 for 4 from the floor and committed two turnovers down the stretch. That enabled the Miners to protect their cushion at the free-throw line.

Hernst Laroche had 16 points and Tyrone Watson 11 for New Mexico State. Wendell McKines collected 11 rebounds.

The teams split their Interstate-10 rivalry series this season, with the Aggies winning 89-73 at Las Cruces, N.M., on Nov. 19.

UTEP retired Nolan Richardson's No. 42 at halftime. Richardson played for the Miners from 1960-63 before enjoying a distinguished college coaching career, including a national championship with Arkansas in 1994.

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New Mexico State Aggies
T. Watson, F245-81-231511
H. Rahman, F191-26-104138
W. McKines, C351-72-211234
C. Kabongo, G353-100-05749
H. Laroche, G355-72-423216
B. Sy222-93-44148
T. Nephawe202-21-40035
D. Mullings102-22-61018
Totals 21-4717-3230152569
Texas-El Paso Miners
G. McCulley, F368-101-4137318
C. Lang, F182-30-13044
M. Perez, G376-133-644219
J. Washburn, G377-131-234216
J. Streeter, G310-25-84635
M. Moore122-31-22056
H. Vint120-11-25021
J. Ragland90-52-20002
D. Campbell81-20-00012
Totals 26-5214-2739212273
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
Utah Valley6-817-17205
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317
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MRST 76 Final
Memphis 72
Detroit 54 Final
Alabama 62
COPS 63 Final
Illinois 80