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


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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Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Grand Canyon0-05-0197
New Mex. St.0-04-2247
Chicago St.0-03-4259
UT-Rio Grande Valley0-02-4319
Utah Valley0-02-5312

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Morehead St.0-04-1304
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UT Martin0-02-6273
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