<
>

New Mexico 60, San Diego State 50

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Marcus Slaughter and John Sharper each scored
12 points Thursday as San Diego State held off a St. Xavier
comeback and won 60-50 in exhibition play.

Slaughter, a junior forward, added seven rebounds and five
blocked shots. Sharper, a senior guard, also had eight rebounds.

The Aztecs led 32-25 at halftime, building a 56-34 lead with
6:33 to play. St. Xavier of Chicago began a 16-4 run, but San Diego
held on for the win.

Jason Reiter led St. Xavier with 13 points.

The Aztecs open the regular season Nov. 17 against Alaska
Fairbanks.