Scores

Final

New Mexico St 85

(15-12, 9-3 WAC)

Louisiana Tech 63

(4-19, 1-10 WAC)

8:00 PM ET, February 14, 2008

Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

1 2 T
NMSU 38 4785
LT 24 3963

Top Performers

New Mexico St: H. Passos 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

Louisiana Tech: K. Gibson 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

New Mexico St. 85, Louisiana Tech 63

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. (AP) -- Hatila Passos scored 20 points to lead New Mexico State to an 85-63 win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday.

New Mexico State (15-12, 9-3 Western Athletic Conference) shot 58.7 percent from the field and forced 18 Louisiana Tech turnovers. The Aggies pulled away late in the second half.

Louisiana Tech (4-19, 1-10) got to within single-digits several times in the second half before falling far behind.

At halftime, New Mexico led 38-24, thanks to a 20-6 run.

Kyle Gibson scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs. J.C. Clark added 19 points and Orren Tims had his fourth straight double-digit game with 10 points.

Justin Hawkins had 11 points and Jonathan Gibson and Herb Pope each added 10 apiece for New Mexico. NMSU outrebounded Tech 40-29.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
LT
Points 85 63
FG Made-Attempted 37-63 (.587) 18-55 (.327)
3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 9-25 (.360)
FT Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 18-24 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 22 0

2007-08 Season

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