Texas-El Paso vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 89, UTEP 73


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Wendell McKines scored a career-high 23 points and added 13 rebounds in New Mexico State's 89-73 victory over UTEP on Saturday.

Christian Kabongo, Hernst Laroche and Bandja Sy each scored 15 points for the Aggies (3-0). Tshilidzi Nephawe added 12 points and five rebounds.

D'Von Campbell and John Bohannon led the Miners (1-2) with 11 points each, and Cedrick Lang scored 10.

NMSU led by four at halftime and outscored UTEP 24-6 in the first 8:16 of the second half to build a 66-44 lead. UTEP closed to 74-64, but the Aggies closed the game out by shooting 11 of 15 from the foul line in the last 4:44.

UTEP led by as many as four in the first half, but the Aggies took the lead for good at 33-32 on a Sy 3-pointer with 4:33 left. NMSU was 6 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, F314-91-12449
C. Lang, F164-42-260410
J. Bohannon, C245-51-242511
J. Streeter, G311-83-42506
D. Campbell, G273-84-610311
H. Vint202-54-44028
M. Moore162-41-23055
C. Cooper150-21-20111
M. Perez132-51-21145
J. Ragland72-52-21007
Totals 25-5520-2727132873
New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F355-1312-15132223
T. Watson, F252-51-24335
H. Rahman, C200-10-48040
H. Laroche, G302-79-1022115
C. Kabongo, G296-120-036415
D. Mullings212-20-01114
B. Sy206-100-152415
T. Nephawe163-86-750312
R. Dixon40-00-00000
Totals 26-5828-3942162289
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
Utah Valley6-817-17205
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
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Kentucky 85
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WOFF 33 Final
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Hawaii 54 Final