Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 76

(2-9, 0-6 away)

New Mexico St 82

(6-7, 5-2 home)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, December 21, 2010

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    ULL 35 4176
    NMSU 36 4682

    Top Performers

    UL Lafayette: B. Mbamalu 16 Pts, 4 Reb

    New Mexico St: H. Laroche 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico St. 82, Louisiana-Lafayette 76

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Gordo Castillo scored 20 points to lead New Mexico State past Louisiana-Lafayette 82-76 on Tuesday night.

    Hernst Laroche scored 19 and Christian Kabongo 17 for the Aggies (6-7), who won their fourth straight.

    Bryant Mbamalu led the Ragin' Cajuns with 16 points, and Josh Brown and Courtney Wallace each scored 10.

    Louisiana-Lafayette (2-9) outrebounded the Aggies 48-23 and 23-10 on the offensive glass.

    New Mexico State outscored Louisiana-Lafayette 13-6 in the last 2:46 as the Ragin' Cajuns went without a basket for the last 4:51, relying on nine free throws.

    There were seven lead changes in the last 10:49, with the Aggies taking the lead for good on a Castillo 3-pointer off a Kabongo assist that put them up 76-73 with 1:39 to play.

    New Mexico State scored 33 points off 23 turnovers and was 20 of 27 (74.1 percent) from the free throw line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULL
    NMSU
    Points 76 82
    FG Made-Attempted 26-60 (.433) 28-57 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-23 (.739) 20-27 (.741)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 10

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