Louisiana Tech vs New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 78, Louisiana Tech 60

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Daniel Mullings scored 23 points, and New Mexico State won 78-60 on Thursday night to snap Louisiana Tech's 18-game winning streak.

The Bulldogs (26-4, 16-1 Western Athletic) now must win at Denver on Saturday to clinch the WAC regular-season title. If Denver wins, the teams will be tied and RPI will determine which team gets the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.

Mullings was 7 of 14 from the floor and added eight rebounds for the Aggies (20-10, 13-4). Tyrone Watson had 12 points and 11 rebounds. NMSU shot 55 percent from the floor en route to clinching the No. 3 tournament seed.

Raheem Appleby led Louisiana Tech with 13 points. The Bulldogs' streak had been the longest active winning streak in Division I.

NMSU took the lead for good, 25-23, on Watson's layup 7:06 before halftime. The Aggies led by as many as 19 in the second half.

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Scoreboard
Louisiana Tech (26-4)342660
New Mexico State (20-10) «433578

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
M. Kyser, F154-71-13039
R. Appleby, G256-130-020113
K. Smith, G233-70-10328
B. Gibson, G190-20-01010
C. Johnson, G181-30-02013
J. Johnson262-50-05015
A. Hamilton173-115-703011
K. McNeail161-20-01023
J. Lewis140-10-04030
I. Massey112-50-05034
C. Anderson102-40-02024
S. Gjuroski30-00-00000
G. Talbot30-00-00000
Totals 24-606-92661960
 40%66.7% 
New Mexico State Aggies
B. Sy, F344-124-581012
T. Watson, F316-90-1113012
S. Bhullar, C323-40-24336
D. Mullings, G397-148-1083023
K. Ross-Miller, G273-73-53219
T. de Rouen134-40-000310
K. Aronis111-10-01003
R. Dixon101-21-13013
R. Barry30-00-01000
Totals 29-5316-244012878
 54.7%66.7% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cal-Baker.12-225-1075
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
UMKC8-618-17184
Utah Valley6-817-17205
Seattle5-913-17280
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317
 
Other games
WISC 43 Final
MIST 58
ORE 53 Final
COLO 76