Scores

Final

Texas Southern 75

(4-7, 0-6 away)

New Mexico St 79

(6-6, 4-2 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 23, 2009

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    TXSO 34 4175
    NMSU 36 4379

    Top Performers

    Texas Southern: D. Hall 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St: W. McKines 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St. 79, Texas Southern 75

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Jahmar Young scored 26 points and Jonathan Gibson added 24 as New Mexico State beat Texas Southern 79-75 on Wednesday night.

    New Mexico State (6-6) rattled off a 13-4 run midway through the second half, highlighted by 3-pointers from Young, Wendell McKines and Gordo Castillo, as the Aggies went up 70-60 with just under 10-minutes remaining in the contest. McKines finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

    Texas Southern (4-7) would make one last push, slicing the deficit to 77-75 on a 3-pointer and two free throws by Deandre Hall with just under a minute remaining in the contest.

    New Mexico State's Hernst Laroche was fouled with 16 seconds remaining. He knocked down both free throws to supply the winning margin.

    Texas Southern (4-7) was led by Junior Treasure's 26 points and Hall's 24.

    New Mexico State led 36-34 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXSO
    NMSU
    Points 75 79
    FG Made-Attempted 26-55 (.473) 22-46 (.478)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 11-14 (.786)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-15 (.933) 24-29 (.828)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 10

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