Scores

Final

Utah State 70

(15-6, 5-1 WAC)

New Mexico St 100

(11-11, 5-2 WAC)

    6:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    USU 42 2870
    NMSU 52 48100

    Top Performers

    Utah State: T. Newbold 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

    New Mexico State: J. Hawkins 23 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St. 100, Utah St. 70

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Justin Hawkins scored 23 points and Jonathan Gibson tied his career high with 22 as New Mexico State ended Utah State's 10-game winning streak with a 100-70 victory Saturday night.

    The visiting Aggies (15-6, 5-1 WAC) played shorthanded after coach Stew Morrill suspended four players before the game -- senior forward Stephen DuCharm, junior guard Desmond Stephens and freshmen guards Pooh Williams and Jaxon Myaer -- for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

    Hawkins hit consecutive 3-pointers that started an 11-0 run six minutes before halftime that carried New Mexico State (11-11, 5-2 WAC) to a 52-42 lead at the break.

    Gibson and Hawkins each hit 3-pointers to start the second half and the host Aggies coasted to the win.

    Gibson, a sophomore, matched his previous high point total set Jan. 12 in a loss to Utah State.

    Freshman Tyler Newbold led Utah State with 20 points, hitting four 3-point shots in the first eight minutes of the game.

    Utah State was 8-for-10 from 3-point range in the first half, but added only two more long-range shots in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USU
    NMSU
    Points 70 100
    FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 39-71 (.549)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 11-18 (.611)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 11-15 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 33

    2007-08 Season

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