Western New Mexico vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 92, W. New Mexico 65

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Hernst Laroche had 18 points and five steals Wednesday night as New Mexico State beat Western New Mexico 92-65.

Wendell McKines also scored 18 points and Hamidu Rahman had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Aggies (6-4), who had lost their previous three games.

Western New Mexico scored the first five points, but the Aggies went ahead for good at 9-7 and then used a 29-5 run to pull away. New Mexico State led 53-32 at halftime and by as many as 31 points in the second half.

The Mustangs (2-6), who play in Division II, were led by TJ Riley with 21 points. Chad Carter added 18 points.

The Aggies owned a 46-27 advantage on the boards with 17 offensive rebounds, 21 second-chance points and 32 points in the paint.

NMSU shot 49 percent from the field while Western shot 39 percent.

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Scoreboard
Western New Mexico (0-1)323365
New Mexico State (6-4) «533992

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Western New Mexico Mustangs
C. Carter, F296-134-552518
B. Berry, F222-30-03044
T. Riley, G348-134-564321
L. Luttrell, G291-51-12113
J. Suarez, G210-20-01550
R. Crane203-70-00008
C. Mason161-66-64128
D. Littleton110-20-01020
M. Branch90-20-00010
E. Duis71-30-01033
E. Estavillo20-00-00000
Totals 22-5615-1727132665
 39.3%88.2% 
New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F256-145-651218
B. Sy, F182-62-23036
H. Rahman, C185-63-7130113
D. Mullings, G273-82-22209
H. Laroche, G206-94-543018
T. de Rouen212-32-54236
T. Nephawe202-58-1020412
R. Barry181-34-44017
R. Dixon181-31-27023
T. Watson150-00-02310
Totals 28-5731-4346111792
 49.1%72.1% 

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
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Ohio St 82
Bth-Cook 42 Final
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