Central Michigan vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 78, Cent. Michigan 49

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Bandja Sy scored 15 points and Wendell McKines had a double-double to pace New Mexico State past Central Michigan 78-49 on Thursday night in the Great Alaska Shootout.

McKines had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Aggies (4-0). Christian Kabongo scored 12.

Austin McBroom led the Chippewas (2-2) with 14 points. Trey Zeigler added 12.

New Mexico State will play Southern Miss in the semifinals Friday. Central Michigan will face UC Irvine in the consolation bracket.

Though the Aggies shot only 32 percent (20 of 62), they held overwhelming advantages from the free throw line and on the boards.

New Mexico State made 35 of 49 free throws, compared to 9 of 17 for Central Michigan. And the Aggies had a 54-35 rebounding edge.

New Mexico State never trailed. The Chippewas did not break into double figures until Zeigler cut their deficit to 17-10 with 7:24 left in the first half.

The Aggies led 34-18 at intermission, and it was never close in the second half.

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Scoreboard
Central Michigan (2-2)183149
New Mexico State (4-0) «344478

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Central Michigan Chippewas
A. Coimbra, F241-41-27043
O. Mbaigoto, F171-40-13152
T. Zeigler, G336-120-551312
D. Jackson, G263-82-23029
A. McBroom, G265-93-425014
Z. Saylor190-30-03040
F. Craddock182-71-15045
A. Keel110-42-21212
J. Harden71-20-02052
J. Morris70-10-00100
J. Myrick70-10-01010
A. Barnes40-10-00010
N. Jordan10-00-00000
Totals 19-569-1735103049
 33.9%52.9% 
New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F243-86-10120213
T. Watson, F221-71-23023
H. Rahman, C182-45-89029
H. Laroche, G262-73-43418
C. Kabongo, G232-58-833012
B. Sy267-150-152115
D. Mullings241-43-46225
T. Nephawe150-53-44033
R. Dixon121-34-63126
T. de Rouen101-42-23124
Totals 20-6235-4954131778
 32.3%71.4% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron0-05-2174
Buffalo0-06-386
Bowling Green0-07-4182
Miami (Ohio)0-06-4115
Ohio0-05-4230
Kent St.0-05-5272
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan0-08-159
E. Michigan0-07-2216
Ball St.0-06-471
N. Illinois0-06-4218
W. Michigan0-06-4161
Toledo0-05-4152

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-08-235
Louisiana0-08-2126
Georgia St.0-07-3224
UT-Arlington0-07-366
Coast. Car.0-05-5184
S. Alabama0-05-5289
Texas St.0-05-5336
Troy0-05-5282
App. St.0-05-6271
UL-Monroe0-04-5248
Arkansas St.0-03-7345
Little Rock0-02-8294
 
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Florida St 73 Final
UMass 53
NCASH 63 Final
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