Scores

Final

New Mexico St 80

(18-8, 7-3 WAC)

Utah State 69

(13-13, 5-6 WAC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    3:05 PM ET, February 11, 2012

    Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, Logan, Utah

    1 2 T
    NMSU 38 4280
    USU 33 3669

    Top Performers

    New Mexico St: H. Laroche 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Utah State: K. Reed 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    New Mexico St. 80, Utah St. 69

    Associated Press

    LOGAN, Utah -- Wendell McKines scored 20 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to lead New Mexico State past Utah State 80-69 on Saturday.

    Hernst Laroche scored 16 points and had seven assists for New Mexico State (18-8, 7-3 WAC).

    Utah State (13-13, 5-6) was led by Preston Medlin with 16 points, while Danny Berger had a career-high 14 points.

    Kyisean Reed hit a free throw to put Utah State up 66-65 with 5:55 remaining. Utah State went on a scoring drought and watched New Mexico State unleash a 15-3 run to ensure the win.

    New Mexico State was sparked by LaRoche, who blocked a 3-point attempt by Medlin, stole the ball and made a layup with 2:30 remaining. Utah State had four turnovers in the final 2:20.

    New Mexico State outrebounded its opponent 34-21 and had nine steals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    USU
    Points 80 69
    FG Made-Attempted 30-54 (.556) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 7-13 (.538)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 8

    2011-12 Season

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