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New Mexico State beats UMKC 73-48, improves to 6-0 atop WAC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Zach Lofton scored 19 points and New Mexico State rolled to a 73-48 victory over UMKC on Saturday night to remain undefeated atop the Western Athletic Conference.

New Mexico State (18-3, 6-0) has won seven straight games since its five-point loss to Southern California in the title game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on Dec. 25. UMKC (6-17, 1-5) has lost six of its last seven.

Lofton, a senior guard who averages 19.9 points per game, made four 3-pointers and was 6-of-17 shooting from the field. Jemerrio Jones and Eli Chuha each scored 10 points. The Aggies outrebounded UMKC 48-33, with Jones grabbing a game-high 15.

Xavier Bishop scored 12 points to lead the Kangaroos, who missed 23 shots from long range and finished 20 of 55 from the field.

New Mexico State scored 20 points in the final six minutes before the break for a 32-20 lead, and stretched it to 55-39 with 9:40 left.

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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. 18-3 324173
home team logo UMKC 6-17 202848
Team Stats
away team logo New Mex. St. 18-3 78.7 PPG 39.7 RPG 13.6 APG
home team logo UMKC 6-17 71.3 PPG 34.6 RPG 11.4 APG
Key Players
3
T. Brown 11.7 PPG 2.9 RPG 1.2 APG 39.3 FG%
0
X. Bishop 15.8 PPG 2.9 RPG 4.1 APG 44.0 FG%
Top Scorers
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0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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