Scores

Final

New Mexico St 77

(2-2, 0-2 away)

Long Beach St 82

(3-2, 2-0 home)

    7:05 PM ET, November 30, 2008

    Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, California

    1 2 T
    NMSU 36 4177
    LBSU 35 4782

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: W. McKines 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl

    Long Beach State: D. Morris 30 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Long Beach St. 82, New Mexico St. 77

    Associated Press

    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Donovan Morris scored a season-high 30 points and Long Beach State won its third straight as the 49ers defeated New Mexico State 82-77 Sunday.

    Morris made 9 of 16 shots, including four 3-pointers.

    Trailing 75-71 with 2:16 remaining in the game, Morris led a 9-0 run to give Long Beach State an 80-75 lead. Gordo Castillo made two free throws for the Aggies to trim the lead to 80-77. However, Casper Ware had a steal and made two free throws for the 49ers with six seconds left to seal the win.

    Ware finished with 15 points and six rebounds for the 49ers (3-2).

    Long Beach State outrebounded New Mexico State 31-28 and shot 61 percent (14-23) in the second half.

    Jahmar Young scored 17 points and Wendell McKines added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Aggies (2-2).

    Midway through the first half the Aggies went on a 13-0 run to erase a nine point deficit. Hamidu Rahman's two free throws gave New Mexico State a 23-19 lead.

    The Aggies increased their lead to 30-22 on a basket by McKines. However, Morris scored nine of his 14 first-half points in the final three and 1/2 minutes of the half, including a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining, to cut the New Mexico State lead to 36-35 at intermission.

    McKines made 8 of 10 shots and scored 16 points in the opening half for the Aggies.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    LBSU
    Points 77 82
    FG Made-Attempted 29-54 (.537) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 10-22 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 20-26 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 9

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