Utah State vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 80, Utah St. 60


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Daniel Mullings scored 17 points, and New Mexico State rode a big second half to an 80-60 victory over Utah State on Thursday.

Wendell McKines added 13 points and 11 rebounds for NMSU (12-5, 2-0 Western Athletic). Hamidu Rahman scored 11 points, and Tshilidzi Nephawe had 12.

Kyisean Reed led Utah State (9-8, 1-2) with 18 points, and Brockeith Pane scored 16.

The teams were tied 34-34 at halftime, but a 26-6 run over nine minutes of the second half put New Mexico State up by 18, 70-52, with 4:07 to play. Utah State made just two field goals in that span.

NMSU outscored Utah State 52-14 in the paint and scored 18 second-chance points. The hosts shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half to finish at 49 percent (30 of 61) for the game.

Utah State still leads the all-time series against its fellow Aggies, 35-28.

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Utah State Aggies
K. Reed, F306-86-960418
M. Grim, F212-34-63058
D. Berger, F180-50-05120
P. Medlin, G343-101-25229
B. Pane, G347-121-243216
M. Bruneel170-21-22121
J. Stone161-10-22032
E. Farris90-34-40104
B. Clifford80-10-00050
A. Thoseby81-50-00002
I. Premasunac50-00-01000
Totals 20-5017-273182560
New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F344-103-5111313
T. Watson, F303-33-54329
H. Rahman, C184-113-531311
H. Laroche, G354-81-426010
D. Mullings, G358-101-332217
B. Sy263-112-39148
T. Nephawe224-84-470512
Totals 30-6117-2942141980
Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine4-011-9139
UC Davis3-111-8241
CSNorthridge 3-17-10214
UC Riverside1-24-11331
Cal Poly0-35-12298

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern5-012-681
Coast. Car.4-19-9193
Arkansas St.3-212-673
Georgia St.3-210-7133
Texas St.3-210-7288
UL Lafayette2-312-6122
Little Rock2-311-7208
S. Alabama2-39-9217
App. St.1-46-10252
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Minn 77 Final
Indiana 74
Virginia 58 Final
Tenn 58 Final
Miss St 62
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