Scores

Final

New Mexico St 62

(12-12, 6-5 WAC)

Nevada 60

(13-10, 6-4 WAC)

    8:05 PM ET, February 7, 2009

    Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada

    1 2 T
    NMSU 33 2962
    NEV 32 2860

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: W. McKines 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl

    Nevada: A. Johnson 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St. 62, Nevada 60

    Associated Press

    RENO, Nev. -- Jahmar Young scored 17 points and Wendell McKines hit a 3-pointer with 58 seconds left to lift New Mexico State over Nevada 62-60 on Saturday.

    McKines had 10 rebounds and 13 points, including the game-winning shot for the Aggies (12-12, 6-5 WAC). Hamidu Rahman had 11 points for New Mexico State.

    Armon Johnson has 16 points for the Wolf Pack (13-10, 6-4 WAC) and hit a driving layup with 1:28 left that put Nevada on top 60-59.

    But the Aggies responded with McKines long 3-pointer from the top of the key. Nevada had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but Luke Babbitt's 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer. Babbitt had 14 points for the Wolf Pack.

    New Mexico State's defense forced Nevada into 16 turnovers and scored 21 points off turnovers.

    Nevada led by as many as 10 points in the first half, going up 26-16 on a steal and layup by Lyndale Burleson with 7:41 left in the half, but New Mexico State responded with an 11-0 run to take a 27-26 lead with 3:24 left. The Aggies led 33-32 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    NEV
    Points 62 60
    FG Made-Attempted 24-59 (.407) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 7-23 (.304)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-21 (.524) 5-11 (.455)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 10

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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