New Mexico State vs Tennessee State

New Mexico St pulls away from Tennessee St, 70-55


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HONOLULU (AP) Daniel Mullings pumped in 16 points and Tshilidzi Nephawe added 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead New Mexico State past Tennessee State, 70-55, for its first win at the Rainbow Classic Saturday.

The Aggies, who lost the tournament opener to Western Michigan Friday, went on a 10-0 run that put them up 64-50 with 3:36 left to play.

Mullings backcourt mate, D.K. Eldridge, added 14 points for New Mexico State (1-1), and center Sim Bhullar added 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Tigers (0-2) trailed by just four, 54-50, with under 7:00 to play, but turned cold from the floor while New Mexico State put the game away.

Patrick Miller led all scorers with a career-high 30 points for Tennessee State (0-2), connecting on 12 of 22 shots from the field.

The four-team, round-robin tournament wraps up Monday, with Tennessee State playing Western Michigan and the Aggies playing Hawaii.

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New Mexico State (1-1) «383270
Tennessee State (0-2)322355

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Cal-Baker.12-225-1075
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Grand Canyon11-322-9131
UMKC8-618-17184
Utah Valley6-817-17205
Seattle5-913-17280
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
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Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
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UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333
 
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