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Drake vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 71, Drake 55


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Wendell McKines had 25 points and 12 rebounds Saturday to pace New Mexico State to a 71-55 victory over Drake.

McKines' performance was the 42nd double-double of his career and 15th this season.

Hernst Laroche scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Aggies (20-8) picked up their third consecutive victory. Daniel Mullings added 10 points.

Rayvonte Rice scored 18 points for the Bulldogs (15-13), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Aaron Hawley hit four 3-pointers and scored 14.

New Mexico State used a 14-2 run for a 19-7 lead with 9:57 left in the first half, and it was not close thereafter.

The Aggies shot 48 percent (24 of 50) and 54 percent (7 of 13) from 3-point distance. Drake was limited to 34 percent (18 of 53) and 32 percent (7 of 22) from long range.

The BracketBusters game was the 2,500th contest in Drake's 106-year basketball history.

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