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McGlynn, Murphy help Drake hold off New Mexico St., 66-63

LAS VEGAS (AP) Nick McGlynn had 19 points and a critical block in the closing seconds, Tremell Murphy scored 14 and had a late steal, and Drake held on for a 66-63 win over New Mexico State on Saturday at the Las Vegas Classic.

Nick Norton scored nine of his 11 points in the second half for Drake (9-2), which is off to its best start since the 2007-08 season when the Bulldogs started 22-1 and advanced to the NCAA tournament - their last trip to the Big Dance.

Terrell Brown's 3-pointer sparked an 8-2 spurt that pulled the Aggies within one after his dunk with 1:16 to play. Norton sandwiched a 3 and a layup around a basket by NMSU's AJ Harris to make it 64-60 with 32 seconds left. Brown hit another 3 and McGlynn missed the front end of a one-and-one with 11 seconds remaining, but he blocked Brown's layup attempt six seconds later. McGlynn grabbed the rebound, was fouled and hit two free throws to make it 66-63 with three seconds left and the ensuing inbounds pass was intercepted by Murphy to seal it.

Brown led the Aggies (9-3) with 17 points. New Mexico State shot 33 percent from the field, including 6 of 33 (18 percent) from 3-point range.

The Bulldogs led by as many as 15 in the second half and Norton's layup gave them a 48-37 lead with 10:15 to go. But Drake missed six of its next seven shots and committed four turnovers as NMSU used a 13-6 run to trim its deficit to 54-50 when Brown hit a 3-pointer with 3:27 left.

The Aggies made just two of their final 18 first-half shots and Drake closed on an 8-1 run to make it 35-25 at the break.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Ivan Aurrecoechea 16:04
  D.J. Wilkins missed jump shot 16:06
+ 2 Ivan Aurrecoechea made layup 16:29
  Offensive rebound by JoJo Zamora 16:37
  Shooting foul on Garrett Sturtz 16:37
  Offensive foul on Brady Ellingson 17:09
+ 2 Nick Norton made layup 17:33
  Personal foul on Eli Chuha 17:40
  Shooting foul on Keyon Jones 18:05
  Shooting foul on Tremell Murphy 18:19
  Personal foul on D.J. Wilkins 19:34
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 Mexico St. 9-3 253863
home team logo Drake 9-2 353166
Team Stats
away team logo New Mexico St. 9-3 78.1 PPG 39.6 RPG 14.7 APG
home team logo Drake 9-2 75.4 PPG 39 RPG 15.2 APG
Key Players
3
T. Brown 11.3 PPG 2.6 RPG 1.3 APG 42.0 FG%
35
N. McGlynn 15.2 PPG 8.3 RPG 1.4 APG 54.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
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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
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