New Mexico State vs Nevada

Nevada 65, New Mexico St. 61


RENO, Nev. (AP) - Olek Czyz scored 15 points and Malik Story 14 as Nevada held off New Mexico State 65-61 Thursday night to clinch the Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship.

Dario Hunt added 10 points for the Wolf Pack (24-5, 12-1), who will carry the No. 1 seed in next week's conference tournament in Las Vegas.

Wendell McKines led New Mexico State (22-9, 9-4) with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

The Wolf Pack led 63-54 with 3:02 remaining before the Aggies reeled off seven straight points to make it 63-61 with 57 seconds left.

The Aggies could not score in the final seconds, however, and Deonte Burton hit a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining to put the game away.

Nevada hit 7 of 16 3-point attempts and shot 43 percent overall from the floor. New Mexico State shot just 34 percent.

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New Mexico State Aggies
W. McKines, F386-153-4132019
T. Watson, F293-90-15506
H. Rahman, C201-60-04132
H. Laroche, G383-95-725412
D. Mullings, G304-112-574410
B. Sy222-80-08015
T. Nephawe202-40-00034
R. Barry31-30-00023
Totals 22-6510-1742171761
Nevada Wolf Pack
D. Hunt, F354-82-451210
O. Czyz, F306-122-451115
D. Burton, G353-122-31439
M. Story, G295-120-065214
J. Evans Jr., G192-50-06135
P. Nyeko170-22-22112
J. Burris151-20-04232
D. Elliott81-10-02002
K. Panzer71-10-00002
J. Finn51-12-20104
Totals 24-5610-1538161565
Sun Belt
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

Western Athletic
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
Other games
Michigan 72 Final
Illinois 61
Florida St 63 Final
Virginia 60
Georgia 49 Final
Kentucky 79