Scores

Final

AR-Pine Bluff 65

(1-12, 0-9 away)

New Mexico St 81

(9-5, 5-2 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2011

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    ARPB 32 3365
    NMSU 45 3681

    Top Performers

    Arkansas-Pine Bluff: S. Townsend 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    New Mexico State: W. McKines 22 Pts, 14 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St. 81, Ark.-Pine Bluff 65

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Wendell McKines led New Mexico State with 22 points, 14 rebounds and four assists in an 81-65 victory on Saturday over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

    New Mexico State (9-5) also had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists from senior guard Hernst Laroche, and Hamidu Rahman and Bandja Sy added 13 points apiece.

    Mitchell Anderson led Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-12) with 20 points.

    The Aggies pushed a 13-point halftime lead to 17 with 15:22 to play. Arkansas-Pine Bluff closed to 66-59 when Clay Johnson hit two free throws with 6:07 remaining.

    The Aggies answered with a 10-2 run to go up 76-61 with 2:19 to play, sealing the victory.

    New Mexico State finished 7 of 16 from 3-point range and shot 48.1 percent from the floor. The Aggies led by as many as 14 in the first half despite Arkansas-Pine Bluff shooting 55.2 percent from the floor.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARPB
    NMSU
    Points 65 81
    FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 22-32 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 17

    2011-12 Season

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