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Final

UTEP 73

(1-2, 0-1 away)

New Mexico St 89

(3-0, 1-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    UTEP 38 3573
    NMSU 42 4789

    Top Performers

    UTEP: C. Lang 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St: W. McKines 23 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    New Mexico St. 89, UTEP 73

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Wendell McKines scored a career-high 23 points and added 13 rebounds in New Mexico State's 89-73 victory over UTEP on Saturday.

    Christian Kabongo, Hernst Laroche and Bandja Sy each scored 15 points for the Aggies (3-0). Tshilidzi Nephawe added 12 points and five rebounds.

    D'Von Campbell and John Bohannon led the Miners (1-2) with 11 points each, and Cedrick Lang scored 10.

    NMSU led by four at halftime and outscored UTEP 24-6 in the first 8:16 of the second half to build a 66-44 lead. UTEP closed to 74-64, but the Aggies closed the game out by shooting 11 of 15 from the foul line in the last 4:44.

    UTEP led by as many as four in the first half, but the Aggies took the lead for good at 33-32 on a Sy 3-pointer with 4:33 left. NMSU was 6 of 13 from 3-point range in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    NMSU
    Points 73 89
    FG Made-Attempted 25-55 (.455) 26-58 (.448)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 9-19 (.474)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 28-39 (.718)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 22

    2011-12 Season

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