Scores

Final

New Mexico St 84

(17-9, 9-3 WAC)

Pacific 78

(17-9, 9-3 Big West)

    10:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    1 2 T
    NMSU 29 5584
    PAC 33 4578

    Top Performers

    New Mexico State: T. Gillenwater 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Pacific: D. Young 27 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico St. 84, Pacific 78

    Associated Press

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)Jahmar Young scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half to lead New Mexico State to an 84-78 victory over Pacific in a BracketBusters game Saturday night.

    The Aggies scored 55 points in the second half on 63.0 percent shooting from the floor to recover from a four-point halftime deficit.

    Trailing 43-37 early in the second half, New Mexico State moved ahead with a 10-2 run and soon followed that with a 14-3 spurt to take command.

    Jonathan Gibson and Hernst Laroche made back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Aggies a 65-53 lead with 5:23 to play, and New Mexico State's lead never fell below four points the rest of the way.

    Gibson scored 20 points for New Mexico State (17-9, 9-3 Western Athletic) and Troy Gillenwater had 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds off the bench for the Aggies.

    Demetrece Young scored a career-high 27 points to lead Pacific (17-9, 9-3 Big West), including seven 3-pointers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    PAC
    Points 84 78
    FG Made-Attempted 29-54 (.537) 31-75 (.413)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-20 (.450) 12-33 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 4-6 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 8

    2009-10 Season

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