Scores

Final

McNeese State 62

(4-7, 1-7 away)

New Mexico St 82

(8-4, 4-1 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 21, 2011

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    MCNS 25 3762
    NMSU 36 4682

    Top Performers

    McNeese State: P. Richard 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico State: W. McKines 23 Pts, 17 Reb, 1 Ast

    New Mexico St. 82, McNeese St. 62

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Wendell McKines had 23 points and 17 rebounds as New Mexico State defeated McNeese State 82-62 on Wednesday night.

    McKines hit 9 of 13 shots, including 4 of 5 3-point shots, to lead the Aggies (8-4) to their third straight victory. Christian Kabongo added 15 points and Bandja Sy 13.

    Patrick Richard had 21 points and Jeremie Mitchell 12 for McNeese State (4-7).

    New Mexico State, which shot 58 percent from the field, never trailed in the game. The Aggies pulled away for good with an 11-0 run that gave them a 25-11 lead with 9:14 left in the first half. Sy had five points during the surge and McKines closed it out with a jumper.

    New Mexico State led 36-25 at halftime and increased that lead to as many as 22 points in the final minute.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MCNS
    NMSU
    Points 62 82
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 29-50 (.580)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 18-33 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 22

    2011-12 Season

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