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Lofton helps New Mexico St pull away from Grand Canyon 70-59

PHOENIX (AP) Zach Lofton scored 29 points and made all 10 free throws and New Mexico State pulled away in the second half to defeat Grand Canyon 70-59 Thursday night, ending the Antelopes' eight-game Western Athletic Conference win streak.

New Mexico State (14-3, 2-0) outscored Grand Canyon 19-9 over the final 10:50. The Aggies took a 51-50 lead on Eli Chuha's free throw and never relinquished it.

The Antelopes (11-6, 1-1), playing before a standing room only arena-record crowd of 7,521 missed 10 straight shots as the game got away.

Lofton made 8 of 15 shots, including three 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds. Aj Harris scored 11 points for the Aggies with six boards and Jemerrio Jones pulled down 15 rebounds to go with six points and three assists.

Joshua Braun led Grand Canyon with 15 points, Keonta Vernon added 12 points and 12 rebounds and the Antelopes shot 34 percent for the game, but made 9 of 35 shots in the second half, 1 of 14 from distance.

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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. 14-3 373370
home team logo Grand Canyon 11-6 372259
Team Stats
away team logo New Mex. St. 14-3 76.8 PPG 38.9 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Grand Canyon 11-6 74.9 PPG 39.4 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
3
T. Brown 11.5 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.3 APG 40.6 FG%
25
A. Lever 13.0 PPG 4.2 RPG 1.5 APG 45.3 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