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N Carolina A&T 68

(3-4, 0-4 away)

New Mexico St 84

(2-3, 2-1 home)

    9:00 PM ET, November 26, 2009

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    NCAT 24 4468
    NMSU 40 4484

    Top Performers

    North Carolina A&T: T. Coleman 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    New Mexico State: J. Gibson 31 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico St. 84, N. Carolina A&,T 68

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Senior guard Jonathan Gibson scored a career-high 31 points in New Mexico State's 84-68 victory over North Carolina A&T on Thursday night.

    NMSU (2-3) led 40-24 at halftime and 52-32 early in the second half, leading from start to finish. A&T (3-4) closed to 59-54 with 8:45 left on a Tavarus Alston layup, but that was as close as A&T came.

    New Mexico State outscored A&T 23-14 in the final eight minutes, shooting 16 of 19 from the free-throw line during the stretch and 28 of 32 for the game.

    Robert Johnson led A&T with 15 points.

    Jahmar Young scored 23 points for New Mexico State, and Hamidu Rahman had 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds as NMSU outrebounded A&T 45-31.

    NMSU scored the first nine points of the game as A&T missed its first 13 attempts from 3-point range. A&T was 9 of 39 from long range.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NCAT
    NMSU
    Points 68 84
    FG Made-Attempted 26-68 (.382) 23-54 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-39 (.231) 10-30 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 28-32 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

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