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Final OT

Hawaii 74

(17-8, 9-6 WAC)

New Mexico St 71

(8-19, 5-11 WAC)

    9:05 PM ET, March 2, 2006

    1 2 OT T
    HAW 27 36 1174
    NMSU 35 28 871

    Hawaii 74, New Mexico State 71 (OT)

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Janevia Taylor scored five straight points in overtime, giving Hawaii the lead for good, as the Rainbow Wahine defeated New Mexico State 74-71 Thursday night.

    Taylor's 3-pointer at the 1:56 mark gave Hawaii its first lead in overtime, 68-66, and her jumper on UH's next possession extended the lead to four.

    The Rainbow Wahine, 18-8 overall and 9-6 in the Western Athletic Conference, finished their scoring by going 4-of-6 from the free throw line.

    The Aggies (8-19, 5-11) tied the score at 63-63 with 2:26 remaining in regulation and neither team could score before the buzzer sounded.

    Amy Sanders led Hawaii with 21 points. Taylor ended with 16 points, while Tanya Smith came up big with 14 points and 18 rebounds. Jenean Ford led New Mexico State with 24 points and 15 rebounds.

    The Rainbow Wahine conclude their regular season schedule Saturday at No. 19 Louisiana Tech.

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