Lofton leads New Mexico State past Eastern New Mexico, 84-62
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Zach Lofton scored 29 points and New Mexico State won its second straight game over an in-state rival, handily beating Division II Eastern New Mexico, 84-62 on Tuesday night.
The Aggies had a five-game win streak snapped by San Diego, but now have posted wins over New Mexico as well as the Greyhounds.
New Mexico State (8-2) closed the first half on a 17-8 run highlighted by five points each from Lofton and Shunn Buchanan.
The Aggies will play their next eight games on the road, including three in Honolulu at the Diamond Head Classic Tournament, and will play their first three games of the Western Athletic Conference season on the road before hosting Seattle University on January 18.
Johnathon Wilkins and Sidy N'Dir scored 14 and 13 points, respectively and Jemerrio Jones added a triple double with 10 points, 10 boards and 10 assists.
Jamani Pierce led Eastern New Mexico with 12 points.
Copyright 2017 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.
Kenny White used to set lines for Vegas' biggest books. Now, he's telling you who to back on...
Duke, which held the previous record of 32 set in 1950, took to Twitter to congratulate the...
Without Trier, Arizona's Final Four chances are clearly in jeopardy
Porter Jr. is a projected top 10 pick but has played just two minutes all season
Our advanced computer model simulated Friday's IUPUI vs. Wright State game 10,000 times
Dawn Staley was accused of promoting an atmosphere that induced racial slurs toward Mizzou...