Scores

Final

New Mexico St 89

(1-0, 1-0 away)

N Colorado 75

(0-1, 0-1 home)

9:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Butler-Hancock Hall, Greeley, Colorado

1 2 T
NMSU 41 4889
UNCO 41 3475

Top Performers

New Mexico State: W. McKines 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Northern Colorado: T. Unruh 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

New Mexico St. 89, N. Colorado 75

Associated Press

GREELEY, Colo. -- Christian Kabongo scored 20 points on 50 percent shooting as New Mexico State outscored Northern Colorado 48-34 in the second half to cruise to an 89-75 victory over Northern Colorado Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Northern Colorado emerged from a 41-all tie at half with a 9-2 run, capped by an emphatic dunk by Connor Osborne at the 16:38 mark of the second half to put the Bears up 50-43. The Aggies responded with a 7-point scoring spree in a 34 second span to tie the game at 50, precipitated by a turnover and two missed shots by the Bears.

New Mexico State proceeded to slow the tempo and traded baskets with the Bears until Sy Bandja hit a 3-pointert with 9:08 left to put the Aggies up 58-56. New Mexico State began an 18-6 run over the next five minutes to seal the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
UNCO
Points 89 75
FG Made-Attempted 29-54 (.537) 29-60 (.483)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 8-20 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 26-41 (.634) 9-15 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 4

2011-12 Season

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