Scores

Final OT

Nevada 79

(8-7, 1-1 WAC)

New Mexico St 71

(8-8, 2-1 WAC)

    9:00 PM ET, January 8, 2009

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 OT T
    NEV 31 36 1279
    NMSU 40 27 471

    Top Performers

    Nevada: L. Babbitt 22 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St: T. Gillenwater 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Nevada 79, New Mexico St. 71

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Armon Johnson scored six of his 20 points in overtime and Luke Babbitt added four of his 22 in the extra period as Nevada beat New Mexico State 79-71 Thursday night.

    The Wolf Pack (8-7, 1-1 Western Athletic Conference) rallied to force overtime in the final 15 seconds.

    Babbitt made one free throw and his missed second foul shot was rebounded by teammate Lyndale Burleson and Malik Cook's tip-in with 12 seconds left tied the score at 67.

    Babbitt's two free throws with 2:18 remainig in overtime put Nevada ahead to stay at 71-69.

    Johnson hit a jumper with 1:44 left and he made two foul shots with 37 seconds showing for a 75-69 lead.

    Two free throws apiece by Babbitt and Johnson capped the Wolf Pack's 10-0 run for a 79-69 bulge with 13 seconds left.

    Babbitt's 22 points tied his career high and he added 12 rebounds. Joe Shaw finished with 13 points for Nevada.

    New Mexico State (8-8, 2-1) was led by Troy Gillenwater's career-high 22 points. Jonathan Gibson had 18 points for the Aggies.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NEV
    NMSU
    Points 79 71
    FG Made-Attempted 28-69 (.406) 23-63 (.365)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-19 (.158) 1-8 (.125)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-30 (.667) 24-33 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 10

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Jan 8, 2009 NEV 79, @NMSU 71Recap
    Feb 7, 2009 NMSU 62, @NEV 60Recap