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New Mexico St. 78, Panhandle St. 46

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Bandja Sy scored 12 points to lead New Mexico State past Oklahoma Panhandle State 78-46 on Thursday night.

Renaldo Dixon added 10 for the Aggies (4-7). Tyrone Watson, Christian Kabongo and Gordo Castillo each scored nine.

Marcale Marshall led Oklahoma Panhandle State (2-9) with 12 points.

New Mexico State led 38-20 at the half after outscoring the Division II school 25-4 in the last 8:42 of the first half, including a 17-0 spurt.

That run answered a 9-0 surge that had put Oklahoma Panhandle State up 14-13 with 9:15 left in the first half.

New Mexico State shot 43.1 percent, while Panhandle State was 24.6 percent on 16-of-65 shooting.

New Mexico State scored 21 points off 22 turnovers and outscored Panhandle State 32-12 in the paint.