UTEP
NMEXST

No Text

New Mexico State beats UTEP 72-63

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Zach Lofton scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as New Mexico State beat UTEP 72-63 on Saturday night.

Sidy N'Dir added 13 points for the Aggies (4-1) and Johnathon Wilkins had 10.

New Mexico State finished the final five minutes of the first half on an 11-4 run kicked off by a Johnny McCants dunk that also included 3-pointers by Eli Chuha and Zach Lofton to lead 29-22 at the break.

UTEP tied it up 34-34 early in the second half but N'Dir and Wilkins replied with back-to-back 3-pointers and Lofton added a three-point play to give the Aggies a 43-34 edge with 15:38 left. The Miners (1-4) closed to 55-49 with 5:07 to play but a Lofton layup helped push the Aggies' lead back into double figures, 64-53, with 3:07 remaining.

Evan Gilyard and Paul Thomas scored 14 points apiece for UTEP. Keith Frazier and Omega Harris each added 13.

Copyright 2017 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo UTEP 1-4 224163
home team logo New Mex. St. 4-1 294372
Team Stats
away team logo UTEP 1-4 64.1 PPG 39.8 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo New Mex. St. 4-1 78.1 PPG 39.6 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
3
E. Gilyard 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.7 APG 37.5 FG%
3
T. Brown 11.3 PPG 2.6 RPG 1.3 APG 42.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB