Scores

Final

Fresno State 56

(9-14, 1-6 WAC)

New Mexico St 60

(15-7, 5-2 WAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:30 PM ET, January 28, 2012

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    FRES 27 2956
    NMSU 35 2560

    Top Performers

    Fresno St: J. Brown 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    New Mexico St: W. McKines 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast

    New Mexico St. 60, Fresno St. 56

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Wendell McKines scored 20 points, including the go-ahead dunk with a minute left, to lead New Mexico State to a 60-56 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night.

    Kevin Olekaibe led Fresno State (9-14, 1-6 Western Athletic) with 18 points and Jerry Brown scored 13 points.

    Trailing by eight at halftime, Fresno State took a 43-39 lead with a 12-0 run as the Bulldogs shot 44.4 percent in the second half. New Mexico State (15-7, 5-2) came back to take a 56-55 lead on a Daniel Mullings breakaway dunk with 1:52 to play. Olekaibe hit a free throw to tie it at 56-56 with 1:24 left.

    After McKines' dunk, Tyrone Watson hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to seal the victory.

    NMSU outrebounded Fresno State 46-25 with 20 offensive rebounds and outscored the Bulldogs 28-18 in the paint.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    NMSU
    Points 56 60
    FG Made-Attempted 20-49 (.408) 25-58 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 7-18 (.389)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 10

    2011-12 Season

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