Scores

Final

Drake 55

(15-13, 8-8 MVC)

New Mexico St 71

(20-8, 7-3 WAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    3:00 PM ET, February 18, 2012

    Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    1 2 T
    DRKE 26 2955
    NMSU 40 3171

    Top Performers

    Drake: A. Hawley 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    New Mexico State: W. McKines 25 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    New Mexico St. 71, Drake 55

    Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Wendell McKines had 25 points and 12 rebounds Saturday to pace New Mexico State to a 71-55 victory over Drake.

    McKines' performance was the 42nd double-double of his career and 15th this season.

    Hernst Laroche scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, as the Aggies (20-8) picked up their third consecutive victory. Daniel Mullings added 10 points.

    Rayvonte Rice scored 18 points for the Bulldogs (15-13), whose two-game winning streak was snapped. Aaron Hawley hit four 3-pointers and scored 14.

    New Mexico State used a 14-2 run for a 19-7 lead with 9:57 left in the first half, and it was not close thereafter.

    The Aggies shot 48 percent (24 of 50) and 54 percent (7 of 13) from 3-point distance. Drake was limited to 34 percent (18 of 53) and 32 percent (7 of 22) from long range.

    The BracketBusters game was the 2,500th contest in Drake's 106-year basketball history.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DRKE
    NMSU
    Points 55 71
    FG Made-Attempted 18-53 (.340) 24-50 (.480)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 7-13 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-23 (.522) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 21

    2011-12 Season

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