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Lofton carries New Mexico State past UC Irvine, 65-60

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Zach Lofton hit 6 of 8 from the free throw line in the final two minutes to preserve New Mexico State's 65-60 win over UC Irvine on Thursday night.

The victory caps a nine-game road trip that included a 63-54 win over then-No. 6 Miami that was the Hurricanes first loss of the season. It was the Aggies first win over a ranked opponent since 2007.

New Mexico State now heads into Western Athletic Conference play at Chicago State on January 6.

Lofton finished with 17 points for the Aggies (12-3). Sidy N'Dir and Eli Chuha finished with 13 and 12 points, respectively, and Jemerrio Jones contributed 10 points while pulling down 14 rebounds. The Aggies shot just 36.1 percent from the floor (22 of 61), but were 17 of 25 from the free throw line.

Eyassu Worku had 19 points to lead the Anteaters (5-11), with Evan Leonard adding 12 points.

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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 New Mex. St. 12-3 263965
home team logo UC Irvine 5-11 243660
Team Stats
away team logo New Mex. St. 12-3 71.4 PPG 37.5 RPG 14.4 APG
home team logo UC Irvine 5-11 74.0 PPG 42.7 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
21
T. Queen 13.2 PPG 5.2 RPG 2.4 APG 47.1 FG%
40
C. Welp 13.0 PPG 5.9 RPG 1.8 APG 47.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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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