New Mexico State vs Utah State

New Mexico St. 80, Utah St. 69

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) - Wendell McKines scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to lead New Mexico State past Utah State 80-69 on Saturday.

Hernst Laroche scored 16 points and had seven assists for New Mexico State (18-8, 7-3 WAC).

Utah State (13-13, 5-6) was led by Preston Medlin with 16 points, while Danny Berger had a career-high 14 points.

Kyisean Reed hit a free throw to put Utah State up 66-65 with 5:55 remaining. Utah State went on a scoring drought and watched New Mexico State unleash a 15-3 run to ensure the win.

New Mexico State was sparked by LaRoche, who blocked a 3-point attempt by Medlin, stole the ball and made a layup with 2:30 remaining. Utah State had four turnovers in the final 2:20.

New Mexico State outrebounded its opponent 34-21 and had nine steals.

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New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F339-170-090320
T. Watson, F293-52-37428
H. Rahman, C224-92-330310
H. Laroche, G365-85-737216
D. Mullings, G344-50-20128
B. Sy244-52-242013
T. Nephawe180-32-47132
R. Barry41-20-00103
Totals 30-5413-2134161580
 55.6%61.9% 
Utah State Aggies
M. Grim, F303-44-744410
K. Reed, F305-71-343111
B. Pane, G381-70-01802
P. Medlin, G366-150-022416
D. Berger, G325-111-231214
B. Clifford122-21-13036
M. Bruneel82-20-00016
J. Stone81-20-03112
E. Farris61-20-00102
Totals 26-527-1321201669
 50%53.8% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
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Western Ky.12-620-12
UL Lafayette11-723-12
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UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

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UC Irvine13-323-12
UCSB12-421-9
LBSU10-615-17
Hawaii9-720-11
CSNorthridge 7-917-18
Cal Poly6-1014-20
CSFullerton6-1011-20
UC Riverside5-1110-21
UC Davis4-129-22
 
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